Video: The Future of U.S. Trade Facilitation and its Development Impact

  • Jan 29, 2014
    Duration: 01:23:49
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    The World Trade Organization (WTO) Bali meeting in December 2013 led to an agreement on a package of issues designed to streamline trade while taking into account the economic needs of developing countries worldwide. Stakeholders in Bali recognized that the success of trade facilitation as a tool for development and broad-based economic growth requires continued engagement with businesses on their on-the-ground experiences as they seek to export and import. Private sector actors, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Trade Representative discuss the best ways to implement the 2013 Bali Agreement, critical constraints on its trade facilitation components, as well as challenges and opportunities of the agreement and the role of trade facilitation as a tool for development. 

    Opening Remarks:

    Scott Miller

    Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair for International Business, CSIS

    Framing Remarks:

    Eric Postel
    Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, USAID

    Panel Discussion:

    Dawn Shackleford

    Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 

    Ana Guevara

    President, AVENTI Associates and Former Alternate Executive Director for the United States, World Bank

    Paul DeLaney

    Partner, Kyle House Group and Former Senior Attorney for Trade and International Affairs, FedEx Express

    Ralph Carter

    Managing Director, Trade and International Affairs, FedEx Express

    Moderated by:

    Daniel Runde

    Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS