In “Covid, Trade, and the Opportunity to Transform a Broken System”, Focus Philippines office head Joseph Purugganan discusses how trade and investment regimes constrain the policy space of governments to effectively respond to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. He also explains how institutions like UNCTAD, civil society organizations, and the academe are calling to stop trade negotiations and putting forward proposals to transform the broken economic system.

This discussion was part of the webinar “Trade Liberalization, Illicit Financial Flows, and Shrinking Fiscal Space in the Time of COVID: Implications for People and Communities”, co-organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, APMDD, ActionAid, and AEPF, on October 28, 2020.