Global supply chains have come under pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 also seems to further strain the US and China relationship, which in turn increases geopolitical risks to supply chains. What are the main supply chain vulnerabilities in the short and long term? How does the pandemic impact trends already under way – such as protectionist tendencies or the move to automation and 3D printing? What will the restructuring of supply chains mean for Asia, Europe and the US? With a renewed focus on supply chain resilience, what strategies can businesses and policymakers in those regions pursue? Where does this leave issues such as embedding greater sustainability in supply chains?
The event will be hosted by the US and the Americas Programme and the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House in partnership with the Japan Institute of International Affairs.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this event from the Chatham House Global Trade Policy Forum’s founding partner AIG and supporting partners Clifford Chance LLP, Diageo plc and EY.
Please note this event is taking place between 9am – 10am BST.
Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Toshiya Tsugami, Visiting Research Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Chair: Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House