Lessons from the pandemic for cross-border supply chains

Panellists discuss the resilience of global supply chains.

Research event
9 March 2021 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

Over the past 15 years, global supply chains have been exposed to multiple shocks. The COVID-19 pandemic is only one pressure point in a list of shocks that arguably started with the global financial crisis in 2007/08.

  • How have global production networks reacted to these increased levels of uncertainty?
  • What policy responses have governments introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What else is needed to address remaining bottlenecks and to contribute to adequate levels of resilience in value chains and to a sustainable economic recovery?
  • What role can public-private policy partnerships (PPPPs) play?
  • Looking beyond the pandemic, how will global supply chains continue to evolve?

The discussion is part of the Chatham House Global Trade Policy Forum. We would like to take this opportunity to thank founding partner AIG and supporting partners Clifford Chance LLP, Diageo plc, EY, and UPS for their generous support of the forum.


Marion Jansen, Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Professor Bernard Hoekman, Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Chair: Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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