The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2020

NAFTA’s successor is about to take effect. Here’s why it will be good for North America—and bad for the WTO

While the USMCA preserves free-trade flows among the three member countries, its use by the United States as a template for future trade negotiations, starting with the EU and the United Kingdom, would have a far-reaching effect on future developments of world trade.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Mexico Trade

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Withdrawing from the WTO would punish the US, not China

Marc Busch writes that US “unilateralism” against China is giving rise to a very different approach to trade policy more harmful to US commerce than supportive of foreign policy objectives.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Event recap: Governing North American trade during a pandemic: Knowns and unknowns for USMCA implementation

On June 25, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in partnership with the Monterrey Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico (AmCham Monterrey) held a public conversation on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), that will come into force on July 1. The event featured H.E. Graciela Márquez Colín, […]

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Americas Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Akhtar as a panelist with the Corporate Pakistan Group: Dialogue: China & India Standoff—What next: Implications for Pakistan, the Kashmir Movement & BRI

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Lighthizer’s tariff ‘reset’ would dramatically change the politics of US trade remedies

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In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Trade

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says his country needs ‘fiscal space’ amid the COVID-19 crisis

“Coronavirus is mainly a health issue, and our key focus is ensuring that we keep our people safe,” Kenyatta said. “But this is also an economic crisis because it has resulted in some key sectors hugely affected by lockdowns. We were forced to close our airspace, which affected tourism, a very critical part of our economy.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to upend the WTO

Now the WTO may be confronting a true existential threat brought on by the Trump administration, even at a moment when COVID-19 has severely limited its activities and its “leader,” Director General Roberto Azevedo, announced his departure a year before the end of his term. This new threat comes in the form of an announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer that the administration plans to “reset” its tariffs, which have been bound at an average rate of roughly 3.4 percent as the result of decades of give-and-take trade negotiations.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

International Organizations Trade

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Managing expectations for WTO reform

The search for a new leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is in full swing. Soon, attention will turn to reforming the institution. Expectations need to be managed now.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

International Organizations Trade

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will expedite long-standing transformations in supply chains and entertainment digitalization

Traditional industry was under heavy pressure to improve productivity through digitalization long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the longevity of corporates in retail, travel, financial services, and real estate is in severe question, as disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on productivity. After COVID-19, remodeling business operations and digitalization will be necessary for survival.

New Atlanticist by Ridhika Batra

Coronavirus International Markets

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Busch in The Hill: US trade policy caught in a lobster trap

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business