In September 2016, the World Trade Organization downgraded its forecast for trade growth in 2016 from 2.8 to 1.7 percent, which represents the slowest pace of trade growth since the financial crisis of 2009. At the same time, growing anti-trade rhetoric has increased uncertainty about future trading arrangements. In this context, the necessity of a more inclusive trading system that goes further to support developing countries, as well as entrepreneurs, small companies, and marginalized groups in all economies has become clear.
YPFP is delighted to be hosting Enoh Ebong, Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, for a conversation about the interplay between U.S. economic growth, international trade, and development.
Enoh Ebong serves as Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which helps U.S. businesses create jobs through the export of their goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.
Prior to joining USTDA, Ms. Ebong practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. in the area of business and finance.
Ms. Ebong received her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, her Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
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