Vulnerabilities in Trade-Invest During COVID-19

  • June 22, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 CST
  • Zoom Webinar
  • James Gathii,
  • Limited
    Not open to the public.
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    TOPIC: Vulnerability in the Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19

    The disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade and investment relations across different regions of the multilateral trading regimes has been significant. The disruptions in the trade and investment regimes as well as in global value chains are a stark reminder of the inequality between and among Global South and North countries that characterizes international trade and investment law.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities while creating new ones for many regions particularly in Africa, Latin America, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. COVID-19 as well as the trade wars among the major trading economies of the world that preceded it have threatened abandonment and disruption of the global trade and investment regime all the time while promising actual reform. This webinar which follows the conclusion of the four-part Symposium on COVID-19 and International Economic Law in the Global South (, will explore these themes from a variety of perspectives.

    Loyola University of Chicago School of Law;
    De Montfort University, Leicester De Montfort Law School;
    University of Aberdeen School of Law;
    Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law