The US-China “trade war” has been perceived as a significant – and novel – departure from the WTO system of international trade. However, the recent bilateral tariff increases need to be viewed in the context of a system where trade distortions are the norm rather than the exception. This presentation from Simon J. Evenett will explore the systemic implications of US-China tensions as well as the implications for Canada where 81% of exports are disadvantaged by foreign trade distortions.
A light lunch and beverages will be provided, beginning at 11:30am outside of A120. Please click here or in the link below to register for what is sure to be an engaging and informative conversation.
Simon Evenett is a professor of international trade and economic development at the University of St. Gallen and the coordinator of Global Trade Alert, the independent trade policy monitor.