The Risks of Global Trade Barriers and Protectionism

13 April 2017
Organizer: Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE); Debevoise & Plimpton
Location: Webinar

The Risks of Global Trade Barriers and Protectionism

April 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Following the electoral surprises of 2016 and the rise of populist political movements around the world, global risk managers now face an increasingly unpredictable foreign policy arena.

In fact, respondents to the 2017 Global Risk Report from the World Economic Forum ranked increasing polarization and intensifying national sentiment as the 2nd and 3rd most important challenges that companies will face.

As a result of political pressures created by social, economic and cultural schisms across generations, gender, ethnicity, and religion, governments around the world are implementing protectionist approaches to immigration and travel, international trade, and tax policies.

U.S. companies are struggling to anticipate and prepare for the likely impacts to their business. Many now receive a large portion of their revenue from overseas and have operations spread all over the world. What is the potential fallout of trade barriers and border adjustment taxes on importers and exporters? Will upcoming elections make it more difficult to do business in key markets? What are the threats to global operations that businesses have spent decades developing?

This webinar will bring together a panel of experts to explore this topic from multiple perspectives and provide their insights into the geopolitical environment and the implications for your company.

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