WAIPA and theThe World Bank launch joint report on the “State of Investment Promotion Agencies: Evidence from WAIPA-WBG’s Joint Global Survey”. This report provides details of the current characteristics of national Investment Promotion Agencies (#IPAs) around the world, based on a joint global survey conducted by the World Bank Group (WBG) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). Following the novel WBG framework for investment promotion, the repor
Top diplomats from 13 countries of a cross-regional network, including Indonesia, Singapore and Canada, have agreed on key principles of keeping transportation links and supply chains open to cushion the impacts of COVID-19 on global trade and economy. Facilitated by Canada, the informal network called the International Coordination Group on COVID-19 (ICGC) consists primarily of half of the G20 countries -- Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey and the U
Dear friends and colleagues In partnership with our co-host Shanghai APMEN Operational Centre we announce the postponement of GTDW China Trade Development Forum 2020 which was planned for June 16-18, Shanghai Pudong www.kwglobaltrade.com During this challenging time, the health and well-being of our colleagues, clients and partners around the globe are our primary concerns. The Forum will move forward in Shanghai Pudong as originally planned, at a later date to be confirmed.
Resources and information by our friends at World Bank on Trade & Covid 19 Maintaining trade flows during the COVID-19 pandemic will be crucial in providing access to essential food and medical items and in limiting negative impacts on jobs and poverty. The speed and scale of the crisis are unprecedented. But governments can ameliorate the impact. This page provides initial guidance for policymakers on best practices to mitigate pandemic-related trade risks, support trade fac
The world economy is encountering strong headwinds, especially because the novel coronavirus outbreak has disrupted global supply chains, giving rise to fears that it would undermine the globalization process. Will economic globalization come to a grinding halt? Two experts share their views on the issue: New drivers of economic growth emerging In the short term, the coronavirus outbreak is a blow to the world at large. But it has hit the economy the hardest. The impact of th
Great to see the ICC taking the helm to drive a united approach to the coronavirus pandemic and return stability to the global economy. The International Chamber of Commerce – the institutional representative of more than 45 million businesses worldwide – has today issued a call for G20 leaders to urgently agree on a comprehensive global action plan to address the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, and restore confidence and stability to the global economy. Following yesterday’s d
GTDW China Trade Development Week Forum & Expo June 2020 | 全球贸易发展周-中国论坛 | 2020年6月16日至18日 | 中国上海 - Co-hosted with APMEN上海亚太示范电子口岸网络运行中心 (SAOC) 主 We would like to thank all of the exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, partners and delegates of GTDW China Trade Development Week for your continued support. We have received many queries as to potential postponement of the event due to COVID-19 and we make our position clear, we have NO plans to postpone. While we accept that COVID-19 pr