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The global value chains (GVCs), which encompass all activities involved in the production of goods and services on a global scale, have a complex role in trade, productivity, and economic growth. While GVCs are seen as a vehicle for job creation, questions remain about the uneven distribution of these benefits – geographically, across industries, and socially. Watch a debate presenting opposing views on trade and GVCs, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts from the retail, automotive, agriculture, and services sectors.

DEBATE: Myths and Realities of Trade
– Chad Bown, Peterson Institute
– Terence Stewart, Stewart and Stewart
Moderated by: Michael Moore, The George Washington University

PANEL: Global Value Chains as Job Creators
– Leila Afas, Toyota North America
– Christine Bliss, Coalition of Services Industries
– Angela Marshall Hofmann, Farmers for Free Trade
– Julia Hughes, The Global Value Chain Coalition
Moderated by: Evelyn Suarez, The Suarez Firm
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