Event Details

What's Happening with Trade Around the World?

Wednesday, January 24th 2018

The Rotunda

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20004

While the United States renegotiates NAFTA and focuses on trade law enforcement, what is the rest of the world doing on trade?
WITA's second annual look at what is happening around the world of trade outside the United States.
From One Belt and One Road to Brexit, the Pacific Alliance and TPP-11, the world is moving on international trade policy. The WTO currently lists 39 new bilateral and regional trade agreements under negotiation, with the U.S. party to one of those. How are governments outside the U.S. reshaping the rules of trade through new free trade negotiations, investment programs, and regional agreements while the United States focuses on things like bilateral trade balances, and trade law enforcement?

Please join WITA as we bring together leaders from across the globe to discuss what is happening outside the U.S. on trade in 2018.


Ashok Kumar Mirpuri
Ambassador of Singapore to the United States
Carlos Dos Santos
Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States
David O'Sullivan
Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation
to the United States
Juan Gabriel Vald├ęs
Ambassador of Chile to the United States
Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah
Ambassador of The Republic of Ghana
Moderated by:
Ana Swanson
Trade Reporter, Washington Bureau
The New York Times

Additional Speakers TBA!

If you are Hill staff and wish to attend, please email Diego Anez [email protected]

WITA has a 48-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of this event will be charged to cover costs.

  • When: Wed Jan. 24
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20004

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