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. As described in the Global Value Chain Development Report 2017, “today companies source parts, components and services from producers in multiple countries and in turn sell their output to firms and consumers worldwide.” While GVCs are seen as a vehicle for job creation, questions remain about the uneven distribution of these benefits – geographically, across industries, and socially.
Join us to hear a debate presenting opposing views on trade and GVCs, and how they affect employment, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts from the retail, automotive, agriculture, and services sectors, who will offer industry-specific examples and explore emerging trends, policies, and issues. Continue reading
This year’s WIIT Woman of the Year award was presented to EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström. This award honors a woman who is well-known and highly respected in the profession of international trade. Evelyn Suarez had the privilege of presenting the award at a ceremony in Washington DC on April 24, 2017. Continue reading
Evelyn Suarez, Esq., a recognized U.S. customs lawyer, moderated a panel on Friday, October 21, 2016 for GetGlobal. The topic was how international traders and transportation companies are often confronted with complex and confusing customs and other government… Continue reading
Evelyn Suarez will moderate a panel discussion at George Washington University on Tuesday, November 1st to discuss the global trade agenda for the incoming president. From the event description:
Just days before the presidential election, please join us for a discussion on the role of trade in global economic growth and what needs to change in terms of policy and keeping the workforce competitive and flexible. Two panels will frame these issues with respect to U.S. trade policy, and will offer insights into the kinds of challenges that the new Administration will need to address.
Register here: http://business.gwu.edu/events/global-trade-agenda/
On September 30, 2015, Evelyn Suarez gave a presentation entitled “International Trade Agreements and Emerging Markets” at the Global Business Conference in Hampton Roads, VA. Joining Evelyn on the panel were Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO of the Trans-Atlantic Business… Continue reading