How trade relationships and tariffs are affecting trade

Ways that trade can be impacted by political tensions and how businesses can work to mitigate risks and maximise opportunities for growth.

Cross-border trade relationships are important for the global economy, but can be subject to political tensions and tariffs. In the second event of our four-part series, ‘From crisis to opportunity: what’s the future of trade?’ we gathered a panel of experts to debate what political risks exporters may currently face and how best to navigate these.

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If you’re trading with a country, you don’t often go to war with them.

Gordon Cessford Lesley Batchelor

Introduced by Andreas Tesch, Atradius CMO, and moderated by journalist, Daisy McAndrew, the panel consisted of: 

  • John Hulsman - President of John C. Hulsman Enterprises

  • Lesley Batchelor - Director of Export Boot Camps

  • Gordon Cessford - Regional Director for Atradius in North America

The panel discussed cultural issues and trade agreements. They acknowledged the impact that former US President Trump exerted on tariffs and explored how these may continue under the current US President Joe Biden. They discussed the importance of Covid-19 vaccines and the damaging of prospect of vaccine protectionism.

This white paper captures the main themes and points of their discussion, and is not necessarily a reflection of the views of Atradius.

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