Christian Bluth, 10 February 2021

The nature of globalisation is changing, with the US and China making increasing use of geoeconomic instruments in their big power competition. A new CEPR/RESPECT book discusses how, in its new trade strategy, the EU will have to react to this development as well as coming up with responses to the challenges posed to its trade policy by climate and demographic change, technological developments, a weakening of multilateral institutions, and an increased politicisation of trade policy. The answer must lie in a value-driven trade policy, efforts to restore the rules-based trading order, risk management, and the development of defensive geoeconomic capabilities.

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