The corona pandemic, the ongoing Brexit and the emerging dominance of China in global markets are among the issues that pose multifaceted challenges for international trade relations. At a time when new Free Trade Agreements are being negotiated, we would like to examine how international trade can be shaped in the “World of New Normal” and what goals individual players, especially the US, EU, UK and China, are pursuing in their trade talks.

In partnership with AmCham Germany, we collaborated on a webinar to discuss the shifting dynamics in the ongoing trade talks, as well as in a post-pandemic context as countries focus on economic recovery.


  • Matthew Kirk, former UK Ambassador to Finland and International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Frank R. Samolis, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs and Senior Adviser, AmCham Germany
  • Rob Smith, President and CEO, Konecranes and Member of Board of Directors, AmCham Germany
  • Frank Sportolari, President of UPS Germany and AmCham Germany

READ:  Discussion summary and key takeaways.