On April 13th 2021, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) has organized an internal online brainstorming on the recent report “Toward a New Global Trade Framework” (https://www.csis.org/analysis/toward-new-global-trade-framework) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner at WilmerHale and former United States Trade Representative, and Mr. William Reinsch, the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS, shared their thoughts on the report and the recommendations therein. Professor Douglas A. Irwin, the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College made comments as the discussant. Anabel Gonzalez, Board Member of FMG, moderated this session.


Over 20 participants joined the brainstorming, including members of FMG, Friends of FMG and Punta del Este Group (PEG), and representatives from related international organizations.