IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 235, Level 2

Session information

The fraying of the multilateral trading system: navigating trade conflicts in the new global environment
Rooms 235, Level 2 View location
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International Trade and Customs Law Committee (Lead)
International Commerce and Distribution Committee


The session will explore how the rules and practice of international trade are evolving, as reflected in the expanded use of trade defence tools such as trade remedies, safeguards, unilateral tariffs and countermeasures, the return of managed trade arrangements and the reordering of global trading blocs. The session will be practical and forward-looking; it will focus on what lawyers need to know to help clients structure their supply chains and the extent to which domestic courts and international institutions like the WTO can offer meaningful recourse to protect parties’ interests in rules-based trade.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Matthew Kronby Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Co-Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee


Quentin Baird WTO, Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Rakesh Raj Kumar Bhala Dentons U.S. / University of Kansas Law School, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Renê Medrado Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Vice Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee