Navigating the New Paradigm in International Investment and Trade

Navigating the New Paradigm in International Investment and Trade



For many years, it was taken for granted that working together to reduce global trade and investment barriers would promote growth and create opportunities for competition. Recently, this approach has changed, with a move away from collaborative, multilateral efforts like the WTO toward bilateral agreements and more competitive strategies. This can be seen in multiple trade and investment disruptions, like US tariffs and renegotiation of NAFTA; the UK's Brexit; China's One Belt, One Road initiative; and greater scrutiny of trade and foreign direct investment globally. This paradigm shift was at first gradual, but it appears to be accelerating given the new waves of populism and anti-globalization sentiment. What does this mean for policy makers and business leaders navigating the new paradigm? Will this trend last? And how do we adapt?

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Gillian Tett
Chairman Editorial Board, Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times



Chris Campbell
Chief Strategist, Duff & Phelps


Eric Cantor
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives


Kevin Klowden
Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute


Ian McKay
CEO, Invest in Canada


Heath Tarbert
Acting Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury