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Disrupted medical supply chains: symptoms, side-effects, and treatment?

How can the EU increase the resilience of value chains in the health industry?

Date: October 29, 2020, 2:00 pm Topic: Macroeconomic policy

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Bruegel · Disrupted medical supply chains: symptoms, side-effects, and treatment?

Shortages of PPE when COVID-19 hit the EU and the fear of supply chain disruptions have led to a discussion over whether we should rethink Medical Supply Chains. Free trade flows are under protectionist pressure and export restrictions are used as a tool in the Sino-American trade war – are we too dependent on imports of vital medical goods? Or is the adequate response to a pandemic global cooperation in the economic sphere? What could such cooperation look like?

 

At this event we discussed pros and cons of reshoring of medical goods productions, and alternative policies to increase the resilience of value chains in the health industry.

 

Materials and studies mentioned during the conversation:

Schedule

Oct 29, 2020

14:00-14:05

Introduction

Chair: Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

14:05-14:45

Panel discussion

Chair: Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

Koen Berden, Executive Director for International Trade, EFPIA

Anabel González, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Giuseppe Ruocco, Secretary General and Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy

14:45-15:00

Q&A

15:00

End

Speakers

Koen Berden

Executive Director for International Trade, EFPIA

Anabel González

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Niclas Poitiers

Research Fellow

Giuseppe Ruocco

Secretary General and Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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