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Rethinking global trade
The Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised jointly an online discussion titled ‘Rethinking Global Trade – Where is it Heading?’. Thibaut L’Ortye, Director of Public Affairs, AmCham EU joined the panellists to discuss the state of international trade and the role of the EU as a global leader. He highlighted the importance of establishing an ambitious and open EU trade strategy, strengthening transatlantic leadership in the run up to the Trade and Transatlantic Council ministerial and rebuilding people’s trust in the benefits of a multilateral trading system.
The discussion, moderated by Matthias Kramer, Head of Department External Economic Policy, BDI, included:
- Anne-Michelle Asimakopoulou, MEP (EPP, EL)
- Dr Christian Forwick, Deputy Director-General, Department of Foreign Trade Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy