Since 1935, May has been designated as World Trade Month in the United States. In order to kickoff a month-long series of online webinars and events, register now for this hour-long look at the state of international trade in the U.S. and around the globe.
2020 was a year that no one could have anticipated. Covid-19 caused the world economy to shrink up to 5%. United States GDP had its worst contraction since 1947. Port congestion ran high around the world, shipping rates soared, and certain carriers even stopped accepting freight for particular lanes.
It’s no wonder that the World Trade Organization estimates global trade fell 9.2% last year.
The worst is (hopefully) behind us, but questions remain. How much of a recovery can we expect this year? When will rates go back to normal? Will Covid leave a legacy of free trade or foster greater protectionism?
Join Helen Mann as she reviews the state of global trade and economic growth since the coronavirus pandemic first hit. In this free, one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about what happened to the economy (both in the United States and abroad), whether trade has recovered, and what the future holds for importers and exporters.
What You’ll Learn
- The economic impact of the coronavirus in 2020.
- The logistical challenges plaguing importers and exporters.
- The status of U.S. trade with the world in the first half of 2021.
- The administrative decisions and economic factors that will affect international trade in 2021 and beyond.
Who Should Attend
- Executives of any company involved in international trade.
- International sales teams.
- Logistics professionals.
- Anyone who is interested in learning how the pandemic has disrupted international trade.
Sponsored by Shipping Solutions.