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Two-Minute Take: The Suez Canal and Global Supply Chains

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Matthew Rooney
Director, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships
George W. Bush Institute

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal dominated headlines this past week. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Managing Director Matthew Rooney discusses how this kind of disruption affects global supply chains and emphasizes the importance of robust global trade infrastructure.

The ship that blocked the Suez Canal has called into question global supply chains and the importance of robust global trade infrastructure. It’s also highlighted how interdependent countries have become with each other.

The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative’s Exploring Global Competitiveness Scorecard examines how the global economy thrives under trade agreements, and how the United States economy grows when trade agreements are prioritized. Trade expert Matthew Rooney calls on the United States government to prioritize trade infrastructure as part of trade agreement discussions. Explore the Scorecard to learn how the United States stacks up on the global stage.