22 Sep 2017, 12:12 - 13:45, Anna Nussbaum Auditorium, WTI, Bern

WTI Dialogue: Gender in Trade Policy

Dialogue Session with Prof. Alicia Frohmann from the University of Chile and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

NEW ISSUES ON THE TRADE POLICY AGENDA

Gender and international trade agreements

There has been an ongoing debate about gender and international trade related issues for the last 20 years, but only very recently have gender specific chapters been included in trade negotiations by partners such as Canada, Chile, Uruguay and the European Union. Several questions arise:

  • Is trade policy neutral or are there gender specific issues?
  • How does trade liberalisation impact women?
  • Which gender specific issues could be addressed in trade agreements?
  • What are the contents of the gender chapters in the new (or revised) trade agreements?

Prof. Alicia Frohmann from the University of Chile and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will address these topics in a WTI Dialog session. Alicia Frohmann is a trade policy and export promotion expert, with experience both as a policy maker
in Chile and as consultant to developing countries. She was Technical Coordinator of Chile’s free trade negotiations with the US, and Director of ProChile, Chile’s international trade promotion network. As a consultant, she has advised several Latin American countries on trade policy, export promotion and trade sustainability. She teaches at the University of Heidelberg in Santiago and at the University of Chile.