Host: Cato Institute. This event will feature Daniel Ikenson, Associate Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and Erik Autor, Vice President of the International Trade Counsel at the National Retail Federation. The proliferation of cross-border investment, disaggregated production processes, and transnational supply chains have blurred the distinctions between “our” producers and “their” producers. And it has amplified the need to reexamine policies that conflate the national interest with producer interests. Yet trade and investment policy has not kept pace with these remarkable changes in commercial reality. To nurture the promise of our highly integrated global economy, governments should commit to policies that reduce friction throughout the supply chain—from product conception to consumption—as well as in the flow of services, investment, and human capital.
Added by insideronline on November 30, 2009