Seminar: How do the Brexit and a Potential US Exit from NAFTA Affect Asian Countries' Trade? | Asian Development Bank

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Seminar: How do the Brexit and a Potential US Exit from NAFTA Affect Asian Countries' Trade?

Event | 7 November 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Background

Although Europe and North America are geographically distant from Asia, significant changes in trade policy in these large markets have global repercussions. This presentation provides some preliminary quantitative evidence on the trade impacts of two major changes in the trade policy landscape, namely the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and a potential withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement by the United States. By taking proper account of relative price effects, we are able to focus on the impacts on Asian countries, which although typically relatively small in terms of total exports, can be large on selected bilateral routes.

About the Speaker

Ben Shepherd is the principal of Developing Trade Consultants, a trade policy and development consultancy based in New York. He has extensive experience in trade policy, global value chains, logistics and trade facilitation, and trade in services. He has advised a range of international organizations, including the World Bank, ADB, ADBI, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. He has published 12 books and book-length reports, 15 chapters in edited volumes, and nearly 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Objectives

To provide an opportunity to discuss relevant topics among policy makers, researchers, academics, think tanks, and the general public, leading to policy options for inclusive and sustainable development.

Participants

About 20 participants.

Output

  • Scholarly presentation on relevant topics
  • Discussion among policy makers, researchers, academics, think tanks, and the public

How to register

Register here.

Language

English

Time of event

12:00 - 13:00