What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?

‘What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?’ was the central question assessed by a panel of distinguished trade experts during this recent webinar hosted by the Institute for International Trade (IIT) in collaboration with the Trade and Investment Research Network (TIRN).

IIT’s Dr Naoise McDonagh began the discussion by presenting a co-authored Think20 policy brief that detailed the growth in protectionist policy since 2008 and went on to elaborate how the G20 can play a crucial role in mobilizing a multilateral process towards subsidy détente. After the brief was presented a panel composed of the following discussants offered their thoughts:

  • Ken Ash, IIT Visiting Fellow and Former Director - Trade and Agriculture, OECD
  • Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of External Economic Policy, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (Federation of German Industries)
  • Professor Tu Xinquan, Dean, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics
  • Tim Yeend, IIT Visiting Fellow, Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, World Trade Organization

Following on from our discussants interventions the webinar opened the floor to Q&A from the audience. IIT’s Professor Peter Draper moderated the event, which was recorded for those who could not attend the live stream.


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