The US-China "Trade War": Defining Moment or Business as Usual?

Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
67 Erb Street W, Waterloo, Canada
Public Event: Community Event
May 2
CIGI campus entrance in Waterloo, Ontario
CIGI campus entrance in Waterloo, Ontario

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.

Event Speakers

Simon J. Evenett is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Director of the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG). In addition to his research into the determinants of international commercial flows, Dr Evenett is particularly interested in the relationships between international trade policy, national competition law and policy, and economic development.