Strategic Conversation with Anabel González, former Costa Rican Trade Minister

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Strategic Conversation with Anabel González, former Costa Rican Trade Minister

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The onset of pandemic panic across the world saw international trade ground to a virtual halt earlier this year, as supply chains were interrupted and governments slapped restrictions on many medical products. But while trade has been a casualty of the virus to this point, it could also be a life raft to a flailing global economy – and in particular to low- and middle-income countries most at risk of suffering from the economic fall-out. This Strategic Conversation with former Costa Rican Trade Minister Anabel González will look at the challenges facing the international trading system, as well as what should be done to save it.

This new Strategic Conversations series invites key policymakers to share their views on a range of important and strategically relevant issues through interviews with senior thinkers on the Friends of Europe team.

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Questions include:

  • How can trade policy be instrumentalised in the fight against COVID-19?
  • What have been some of the best – and worst – trade and investment responses to the global pandemic?
  • What are the key challenges facing developing countries – in particular those in Latin America and the Caribbean?

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Anabel González

Former Costa Rican Trade Minister

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Shada Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe

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Anabel González
Anabel González

Former Costa Rican Trade Minister

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Anabel González is an expert in economic development, with a focus on trade, regional integration and investment. Formerly serving as Senior Director of the World Bank’s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness, she is now non-resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics. During her time as Costa Rica’s Minister of Trade she headed her country’s strategy to join the OECD, negotiated and implemented six free trade agreements, and worked to bring in over 140 foreign direct investment projects. With many years of experience in the field, González writes extensively on trade and investment.

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Shada Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe

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Shada works on issues related to the future of Europe, minority and integration challenges as well as on Europe’s relations with emerging nations. She set up the Asia Programme for Friends of Europe in 2011 and also leads its work on development issues. She is the former Europe correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and continues to write for leading international publications.

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