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Future of Global Trade & Investment

The era of protectionism

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Introduction

As policymakers from west to east look for ways to nurture sustainable growth and improve living standards the paths to further economic integration are being blocked. On the one hand, by the complexities of deeper regulatory cooperation and, on the other, by popular disenchantment with some aspects of globalisation. In this Hub we explore what matters most for business in shaping the future of global trade and investment, providing commentary and resources to navigate this new age of protectionism.

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WHAT IMPACT WOULD INCREASED PROTECTIONIST MEASURES
for regulating foreign ownership of sensitive assets have on your deals?

ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF INCREASED PROTECTIONIST MEASURES
being introduced/strengthened in your principal jurisdiction?


 

WHAT AREAS SHOULD BE COVERED
by protectionist measures?

DO YOU AGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
who is said to be extremely critical of China as a trading nation?


 

The future of trade


IS MORE INTERNATIONAL RULES AND OVERSIGHT NEEDED
to ensure that competition in international trade is fair and assessed objectively?

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THE “RULES BASED SYSTEM”
that appears to be under threat from “populist” leaders and civil society groups?


 

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IS CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE GOOD FOR ALL COUNTRIES?

IS MODI’S MAKE IN INDIA POLICY GOOD FOR ALL COUNTRIES?


 

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR FACTORS
that may hamper the growth of China’s outbound investment?

WHICH COUNTRY WILL BE THE MORE ATTRACTIVE VENUE
for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) over the next 1-3 years – China or India?


 

This infographic is based on survey responses from 410 senior business and legal decision makers across the globe. September 2017

The Future of Global Trade and Investment
With pressure mounting on politicians to deliver democratic accountable prosperity Veronica Roberts, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills spent time with leading experts from around the world to gather their views on what matters most for business in shaping the future of global trade and investment. Thanks go to Lord Mandelson and Stephen Adams from Global Counsel and Jeremy Xiao from Maxim Capital.

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