A sea change is underway in global value chains as they move increasingly beyond traditional manufacturing processes towards services and other intangibles, aided by digitalization. The Global Value Chain Development Report 2021, the third in a biennial series by leading economic institutions, explores this shift. The report examines recent trends in global value chains and updates our understanding of trade in intangibles and intellectual property protection, productivity growth and innovation, and the role of digital platforms .

On September 28, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings will present the launch of this new report on the East Coast, followed by two panel discussions featuring trade experts from around the world who will explore how protectionism and geopolitical tensions, risks environmental conditions and COVID-19 can undermine the stability of global value chains and lead to their geographic reorganization.

Online viewers can submit questions via email to [email protected] or on Twitter using the hashtag #Value chain.

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