In the wake of the health crisis since 2020, but more widely since the major financial crisis of 2008, Western states have initiated a massive reindustrialization effort and have become aware, by the same token, of the greater or lesser vulnerability of their manufacturing supply chains, which have been exposed to the risks and shocks associated with the internationalization of recent decades. In this context, a wide range of industrial, commercial and financial policies have been developed by Western (and to a different extent, Asian) governments, aiming at shortening these supply chains or even at industrial relocation and import substitution.
Focusing on the cases of Europe and France, China, Canada and Quebec, the conference was helded on August 25 and 26, 2022 at ENAP, and allowed to assess these initiatives from a theoretical, sectoral, statistical and prospective perspective. It brought together the most important European and Quebec experts on these issues, from the academic, governmental, associative, industrial and consulting sectors.
Stéphane Paquin, CIRANO researcher and full professor at the École Nationale d'Administration Publique (ÉNAP) gave an overview of the geopolitics of global trade disorder.
This event is part of CIRANO's annual theme « Tackling the challenges of supply chains ».