Seminar: A New Global Trade Order Post Trump, Mega FTAs, and India

Event | 14 June 2017
ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


Global trade is experiencing a fundamental shift. Two events which have significantly altered the discourse on world trade are BREXIT and the US exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While trade policies in the West are in a flux, Asia continues to forge ahead with both mega-regional and bilateral deals. The presentation will explore the changing global trade paradigm, the future of mega free trade agreements, and consider a road map for countries like India amidst the increasingly protectionist global environment and the growing influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Asia and the Pacific.

Geethanjali Nataraj is a professor of applied economics and economic policy at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi. Until recently, she was a visiting scholar with Brookings Institution India Centre, New Delhi. Prior to that, she was senior fellow cum professor at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and policy lead for trade and investment at the Knowledge Partnership Programme, an initiative funded by the UK’s Department for International Development in India and managed by IPE Global. She has carried out research on international trade and investment issues, regional trading agreements, infrastructure issues, and trade policies of Japan, the PRC, and developing economies.


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


20 participants.


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



Time of event

12:00 - 13:00