On June 26 2024, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 10th session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) brainstorming series on China. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and former Director of the Agriculture Division of the WTO moderated this session.


Simon Evenett, FMG member and coordinator of Global Trade Alert; Xinquan Tu, FMG Member and the Chair Holder of WTO Chairs Program at UIBE, IIaria Mazzocco, Senior Fellow with the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) shared their views on the trade policies of China.


More than 40 participants joined the session, including members of FMG, Ambassadors/DPRs of WTO members, and experts from renowned think tanks etc.


FMG has launched the brainstorming initiative titled “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) to host a candid and forward-looking dialogue on trade policy trends of key players of the WTO and their implications on the WTO reform discussions. FMG has successfully organized nine TP-P sessions on China, Russia, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, U.S.A, Japan, EU, SACU, and China.


The slides of two speakers are attached below. And the recording of this session can be watched via:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcmavR5pAr8.



Annex 1: China TPR – Simon Evenett (with QR Code)


Annex 2: Xinquan Tu 20240626China trade policy


Annex 3: Programme




Speaker: Clemens Boonekamp (FMG)



Moderator: Clemens Boonekamp (FMG)

14:05- 14:20 Speaker 1: Simon Evenett (FMG)
14:20- 14:35 Speaker 2:  Xinquan Tu (FMG)
14:35-14:50 Discussant: IIaria Mazzocco (CSIS)
14:50- 15:30


Moderator: Clemens Boonekamp (FMG)



Annex 4: Confirmed Participants List



Xiankun Lu (FMG)

Rajesh Aggarwal (FMG)

Clemens Boonekamp (FMG)

Wendy Cutler (FMG)

Simon Evenett (FMG)

Deborah Elms (FMG)

Alejandro Jara (FMG)

Siqi Li (FMG)

Robert Koopman (FMG)

Masamichi Kono (FMG)

Janet Macharia (FMG)

Mario Matus (FMG)

Sherry Stephenson (FMG)

Xinquan Tu (FMG)

Jayashree Watal (FMG)

Alan Wolff (FMG)

John Weekes (FMG)


WTO Missions

China: Yihong Li, DPR

Costa Rica: Jaime Coghi, DPR

EU : Hiddo Houben, DPR

France : Etienne OUDOT DE DAINVILLE, Ambassador

Greece : Ioannis Ghikas, Ambassador

Latvia : Renārs Danelsons, Counsellor

Korea: PARK Jung Sung, Ambassador

Maldives : Lamya Ibrahim, Ambassador

Norway : Petter Ølberg, Ambassador

Niger : Laouali LABO, Ambassador

Russia: PLATONOV Nikolai, Ambassador

Slovak Republic: Judita BRZOBOHATÁ, Ambassador

Thailand: Pimchanok Pitfield, Ambassador


WTO Secretariat

Rohini Acharya, Chief of Section, Trade Policies Review Division, WTO


International Organizations

William Reinsch, CSIS

Julia Nielson, OECD


Think Tanks

Bill Reinsch, PIIE



Robert Wolfe, Queen’s University

André Sapir, Université libre de Bruxelles



Werner Zdouc, former WTO Director

Carmel Cahill, former Deputy Director for Trade and Agriculture at OECD

Yuguo Zhao, Head of TPR, WTO Affairs Department, China’s Ministry of Commerce.