What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?

11.05.2020 Lisa McAuley
What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?

The Institute for International Trade (IIT) invites you to join them for an interactive webinar with the Trade and Investment Research Network (TIRN) on the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies.

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Webinar Link: Click Here

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm (ACDT)

G20 Leaders will meet virtually on 21-22 November 2020 for their Annual Summit. In this COVID-19 and US Presidential elections year, there is much for them to consider. One key issue increasingly confounding international trade discussions is multilateral disciplines on industrial subsidies. Western market economies’ concerns over state capitalist models in key developing countries, particularly China, are rising even as massive fiscal and monetary policy stimuli have been rolled out. While the World Trade Organization regulates industrial subsidies payments concerns were growing prior to COVID-19 that its rules were designed for a different era The G20 represents, per its own acclamation the ‘most systemically significant’ economies in the world so what steps should G20 Leaders take to address the problem? What needs to be done, and by whom? Join our distinguished panel for a substantive discussion about these matters, and have your say.

Moderator: Professor Peter Draper, Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide

Presenter: Dr Naoise McDonagh, Lecturer, Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide (T20 Policy Brief )


  • Ken Ash, formerly Director - Trade and Agriculture, the OECD, and IIT Visiting Fellow
  • Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Head of External Economic Policy, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (Federation of German Industries)
  • Professor Tu Xinquan, Dean, China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics
  • Tim Yeend, IIT Visiting Fellow, Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, World Trade Organization