Maritime webinar series: Protectionism in maritime economies – what does it mean for developing countries?

08 juin 2021
15:00 - 16:00 hrs. CEST

In the context of growing protectionist trends in recent years and COVID-19-induced transport and trade restrictions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commissioned a study to assess such policies and measures currently being implemented, which may be preventing national economies from reaping the full benefits of access to efficient maritime transport services. The webinar, which will take place via Zoom, will discuss the study’s main conclusions and their implications for developing countries’ maritime transport and trade.


  • Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

Presentation: Protectionism in Maritime Economies

  • Helio Vicente, Senior Adviser (Policy) at the International Chamber of Shipping


  • Gabriel Petrus, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Ntagengerwa, African Union Commission
  • Hassiba Benamara, UNCTAD

Questions from participants


  • Jan Hoffmann, UNCTAD

Watch webinar recording

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International Chamber of Shipping



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Transport, logistics and trade facilitation


Mr. Jan Hoffmann
Chief, Trade Logistics Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
UNCTAD, Geneva