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29Mar The Future Of Trade & Connectivity: Views From The Quad

The Future Of Trade & Connectivity: Views From The Quad

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
7:00pm - 8:15pm (US Eastern Time)

Meeting to be held virtually via Zoom

While the Biden administration prioritizes cooperation with allies and partners that share common interests in free and open civil societies—including through mechanisms like the Quad—the countries of the Indo-Pacific are focused on trade, development, and connectivity as the foundation for regional prosperity. As the specific details of the US’ Indo-Pacific Economic Framework are yet to be revealed, two mega-regional trade agreements—the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—are moving forward without US participation.

How do Quad countries view trade and investment trends in the region and what are their priorities? How does the U.S. Indo-Pacific Economic Framework align with each Quad member’s interests in deepening economic partnerships and regional integration? Please join our distinguished experts from the US, Japan, Australia, and India to discuss the opportunities for and challenges to effective economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific.


Professor Shiro Armstrong
Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research;
Assoc. Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

Australian National University

Ms. Wendy Cutler
Vice President
Asia Society Policy Institute

Professor Naoko Munakata
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Tokyo

Dr. Amitendu Palit
Senior Research Fellow & Research Lead (Trade & Economics), Institute of South Asian Studies
National University of Singapore

Moderated by

Ms. Susan A. Thornton
Project Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security


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