The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified debate about the future reconfiguration of global value chains (GVCs) because of the massive disruptions to global supply chains and the accelerated adoption of digital technology in the conduct of trade and economic activity. In particular, the post-pandemic “new normal” points to a possible reset in global economic activity and trade patterns, further complicated by the risks of technology bifurcation, amid an increasingly protectionist environment.

At a webinar organized by AMRO, high-level panel of regional experts discussed the implications of these complex issues and policy considerations for the ASEAN+3 region. Watch the replay for more insights!