On December 1, 2016, the Valdai Discussion Club will hold a panel discussion titled " Prospects of Globalization and Regionalization in the Donald Trump Era" together with the presentation of the Valdai Paper "Prospects for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Vis à Vis Russia’s Interests".
In recent years, processes of regionalization in the world have been intensified. One of the main trends was the formation of megaregional trade and economic blocs and partnerships: TPP, TTIP, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Comprehensive Eurasian Partnership. However, with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House, this trend may be interrupted. One the first steps declared by him as president will be recall of the United States participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This also puts an end to the TTIP negotiations, at least for a time being. The United States, according to Trump, will focus on bilateral trade agreements, and many are waiting for even more protectionist foreign trade policy of the new administration.
What is the future of globalization and regionalization of the world economy in these circumstances? Is the prospect of de-globalization real? How the US policy toward WTO will look like and what is the future of this organization, which could cease to exist in the coming years? What are the prospects of trade regimes in general? How this will affect Russia and what are its interests in relation to the transformation of trade regimes? These and other questions will be discussed by panelists: