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The future of supply chains after Covid-19

Wednesday, 01 July 2020


Fabian Zuleeg
Chief Executive, European Policy Centre
Joerg Wuttke
President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China
Luisa Santos
Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope


Fraser Cameron
Director, EU-Asia Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a debate about the future of supply chains with many arguing for reshoring or regionalisation of supply chains. This has been prompted by the apparent over-reliance on China as a manufacturing hub. In the United States, some are even arguing for a more fundamental decoupling from China, especially in the high-tech area. But the counter arguments include the difficulties and expense of moving supply chains, as well as the possible impulse it will give to protectionism. What is the view of European business in China? Should business be moving from ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’? What role should governments play in this situation? Should there be exceptions for medical supplies? What could be the implications of changing trade patterns for the multilateral system and the future of the WTO? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during this webinar.

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