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Annual Meetings 2021: Trade to the Rescue: Unleashing Global Trade to Support Economic Growth

This event will highlight how trade has supported economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and explore what can be done to enable trade to contribute more to economic growth and prosperity around the world. We will examine the importance of trade in maintaining supplies of food and other essential goods in the wake of the pandemic. We will look at actions policymakers could take to facilitate trade, including removal of non-tariff barriers and support for transport logistics and expanding trade finance. It will discuss longer-term measures needed to help developing countries reap economic benefits of trade, such as investment in logistics infrastructure.

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Tune in, ask questions, and share your views with participants from all over the world during the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Watch the World Bank Group public events:

Oct. 11 Growth in a Time of Crisis
Oct. 12 Civil Society Townhall
Oct. 12 Ending the Pandemic
Oct. 13 Opening Press Conference
Oct. 14 Plenary Speeches
Oct. 14 Making Climate Action Count
Oct. 15 Trade to the Rescue


Group CEO, Lazada and CEO of Lazada Indonesia
Chairman, OMFIF
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