Trade and Globalisation


Podcasts: Global Trade Series 2021

11 Nov 2021 - 11:50
Bron: AIG

The Global Trade Series 2021 is a series of 10 podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. The series is brought to you by AIG in partnership with the Clingendael Institute and some of the world’s leading centers of expertise on global trade. Senior Research Fellow Rem Korteweg is moderator of the podcasts. 

Listen to trade experts examine the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. For an overview of the Global Trade Series 2021, check out the executive summary highlighting some of the predictions and policy prescriptions that emerged from the conversations.

Listen below to the podcasts. 

Open Strategic Autonomy

Navigating the new direction of EU trade policy


  • Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Trade Policy and Brexit, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Marianne Schneider Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House


Where next for the World Trade Organization and Global Trade Rules?

What are the prospects for reform of the WTO; and how best to ensure that reform is supported by all?


  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission
  • Jennifer Hillman, Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Former Member, WTO Appellate Body 
  • Tetsuya Watanabe, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) 


Trade and the Indo-Pacific: CPTPP, BRI & RCEP

Will the future of globalization be decided by events in the Indo-Pacific?


  • Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia Pacific Programme, Chatham House
  • Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre
  • Tetsuya Watanabe, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, RIETI


After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism

How can new trade barriers in the post-COVID-19 world be avoided?


  • Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute
  • John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce


Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26

What would an increase in carbon pricing mean for global emissions and macroeconomics?


  • Christian Bluth, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung
    Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex


Digital transformation: Standards, taxation, and global governance

Digital services boomed during the pandemic, bringing to the fore questions of global standards, governance, and taxation


  • Chris Southworth, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, UK
  • Kelly Ann Shaw, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Erik van der Marel, Senior Economist, European Centre for International Political Economy


Trade integration and the Americas: Mercosur, USMCA, CPTPP and Beyond

Mercosur, USMCA, CPTPP and Beyond


  • Shannon K. O'Neil, Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Alvaro Santos, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas, Georgetown Law
  • Steve Liston, Senior Director, Council of the Americas


US - China relations: when decoupling meets dual circulation

Is the trade war doomed to continue?


  • Alicia García Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies


Is trade working for all?

Can globalization deliver for all citizens, developing countries and SMEs?


  • Cecilia Malmström, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former European Commissioner for Trade (2014 to 2019)
  • Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD


Is the Future Regional?

Are regional agreements the future for global trade networks?


  • Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • James Crabtree, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Asia
  • Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)

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