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The open trading system is under pressure. As countries increasingly seek to leverage economic interdependence for geopolitical gain, what does it mean for the future of globalization? The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterize the current trade landscape.
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How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

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How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge
How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge
The meeting of trade policy and climate policy. Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Inu Manak, Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations Jennifer Hillman, Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law; Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law This podcast episode was recorded on 29 September 2022 The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Inu Manak(Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations) and Jennifer Hillman (Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law and Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law). This episode was recorded live at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva, with a conference theme of‘Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery: ambition to action. Listen as they discuss a central issue: how to use trade policy to meet the climate challenge. The meeting of trade and climate policy is a dynamic area of discussion. How can trade policy be used to lower emissions? How can the global emissions embedded in internationally tradedgoods be reduced? Without resorting to protectionism, how can carbon leakagebe addressed so industries that producegoods in a more sustainable way are not penalised? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
43:03
November 07, 2022
Women and Trade
Women and Trade
How does international trade impact on women and gender equality? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD Katrin Kuhlman, Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL This podcast episode was recorded on 7 September 2022 The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, EBRD) and Katrin Kuhlman (Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL). Listen as they discuss the relationship between global trade and gender equality. Unlocking the economic potential of women is key to unlocking development and growth opportunities. But are opportunities created by international trade also opportunities for gender equality? What steps can be taken to ensure that international trade and globalisation empower women and what role can new technologies play? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
47:01
October 13, 2022
The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward
The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward
How are medium powers impacted by the shifting global trading system? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panelists: Sam Lowe, Partner and Head of Trade and Market Access Practice, Flint Global Dr Taeho Bark, President, Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute This podcast episode was recorded on 16 August 2022 The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Sam Lowe (Partner and Head of Trade and Market Access Practice, Flint Global) and Dr Taeho Bark (President, Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute). Listen as they discuss what role can middle powers play in moving global trade forward. Earlier episodes have discussed the tremendous strain on the global trade system since the pandemic.   With supply chains being reordered and national security concerns driving quasi-protectionist policies, there is a risk of the system fragmenting into a series of regulatory blocs. Where would that leave important trading powers that pursue independent trade policies but are invariably affected by the action of the major global players, the US, China and the EU? What role can these middle powers play in salvaging globalisation and renewing multilateralism? And how are they responding to the challenge, both individually and in collaboration with others? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
51:07
September 15, 2022
FTAs, Values and ESG
FTAs, Values and ESG
How is ESG impacting global trade relations? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Emily Rees, Senior Fellow at ECIPE and Managing Director at Trade Strategies Marie Kasperek, Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University Law Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House This podcast episode was recorded on 17 June 2022 The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Emily Rees (Senior Fellow at ECIPE and Managing Director at Trade Strategies); Marie Kasperek (Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University Law; and Vasuki Shastry (Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House). Listen as they discuss the normative side of trade: Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Values and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. ESG plays an increasingly important role in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. As geopolitics continues to impact the global trade landscape, there is an increasing US and EU focus on developing a values-based trade agenda. How is the introduction of ESG criteria impacting global trade relations? And what role do values play in shaping contemporary trade ties? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
49:25
July 06, 2022
Can the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council Deliver?
Can the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council Deliver?
What are the objectives of the TTC and how can these be met? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute Simon Lester, founder of Worldtradelaw.net Rupert Schlegelmilch, Acting Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission This podcast episode was recorded on 11 May 2022. The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Elvire Fabry (Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute); Simon Lester (founder of Worldtradelaw.net); and Rupert Schlegelmilch (Acting Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission). Listen as they reflect on the role and ambitions of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council (TTC). Following the Council’s second meeting in Paris, what results are to be expected, will the TTC resolve transatlantic trade disputes and how has the Council’s focus changed in response to the conflict in Ukraine? The experts also discuss how the TTC fits into broader US and European trade priorities, and how it measures up against other regional trade initiatives. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
40:57
June 17, 2022
Sanctions, Energy, Resources and the Future of Globalisation
Sanctions, Energy, Resources and the Future of Globalisation
A turning point in global trade relations? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Simon Evenett, Professor of international Trade and Economic Development at St. Gallen University and Director of the Global Trade Alert initiative Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House Antonio Villafranca, Director of Studies at the Italian Institute of Political Studies (ISPI) This podcast episode was recorded on 28 April 2022 The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape. In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Simon Evenett (Professor of international Trade and Economic Development at St. Gallen University and Director of the Global Trade Alert initiative); Marianne Schneider-Petsinger (Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House); and Antonio Villafranca (Director of Studies at the Italian Institute of Political Studies (ISPI)). Listen as they discuss the impact of the Ukraine conflict on globalization. Is the conflict a watershed moment for the global trade system leading to its fragmentation into trading blocs?  And what could it mean for the way companies and governments deal with supply chain risks, decoupling and resilience? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
42:54
May 23, 2022
Is the Future Regional?
Is the Future Regional?
Are regional agreements the future for global trade networks? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: 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) This podcast episode was recorded on October 12, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. Regional and plurilateral trade agreements are on the rise and changing in nature. Post pandemic, the search for supply chain resilience could accelerate the trend towards regionalism, and away from globalization. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times; James Crabtree, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Asia; and Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). Listen as they discuss whether regionalism is the future for global trade networks or a harbinger for deglobalization, fragmentation and fracturing of the global trade system. Do regional agreements complement or undermine the multilateral trading system underpinned by the World Trade Organization? Will trade, geopolitics and national security issues become ever more entangled through regional and bilateral agreements? And can greater regional integration be a positive force in creating a fairer, greener, and more sustainable global trading system? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
48:53
October 25, 2021
Is trade working for all?
Is trade working for all?
Can globalization deliver for all citizens, developing countries and SMEs? Moderator: Marie Kasperek, Executive Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law Panellists: Cecilia Malmström, Former European Commissioner for Trade (2014 to 2019); Peterson Institute for International Economics Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD This podcast episode was recorded on October 11, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. How can policymakers strive to make trade fairer, greener, and more equitable? Much of the legitimate concerns and pushback against global trade and globalization has stemmed from a belief that the current trading system is not delivering for everyone, in particular for women, developing countries, and SMEs. In this podcast, moderator Marie Kasperek of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law is joined by Cecilia Malmström, Former European Commissioner for Trade (2014 to 2019) and Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD. Listen as they discuss how the global trading system can be made more equitable for all citizens. In practice, what does ‘Building Back Better’ mean for lower-middle income workers? What does the recently agreed global minimum tax agreement reached by the OECD mean for responsible business practices? How do we ensure a level playing field and distribution of trade gains globally, especially in developing counties? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
37:43
October 22, 2021
US - China relations: when decoupling meets dual circulation
US - China relations: when decoupling meets dual circulation
Is the trade war doomed to continue? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Alicia García Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies This podcast episode was recorded on September 21, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. The world’s most important trading relationship, that between the United States and China, has entered a new phase. As the geopolitical and economic rivalry between the US and China has intensified, mutual frustration and distrust has grown between the two superpowers. This mistrust has played out clearly in the trade arena through tariffs, bids for self-sufficiency, and the reshoring of global supply chains. Although the mistrust predated COVID19, the pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated an attempt by the two major trading nations to decouple. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Alicia García Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, and Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies. Listen as they discuss the future of US-China trade relations. Is the US-China trade war doomed to continue? Can policymakers in Washington D.C. successfully make a pro-trade argument to a domestic audience? What is the role of the European Union as it watches the two largest trading nations attempt to decouple, and by extension deglobalize? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
43:17
October 22, 2021
Trade integration and the Americas: Mercosur, USMCA, CPTPP and Beyond
Trade integration and the Americas: Mercosur, USMCA, CPTPP and Beyond
What are Latin America’s aspirations for reform of the global trade system, and what role can it play? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: 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 This podcast episode was recorded on September 10, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. What is the role of Latin America in the global trade system? Regional and plurilateral trade agreements are transforming trade across the Americas – from CPTPP to USMCA. In tandem, post-covid supply chain ‘nearshoring’ opportunities, and US concerns about national security, could make Latin America a far more attractive investment opportunity for international business. However, LATAM countries increasingly find themselves caught in the midst of a US-China tussle for influence. What will this mean for regional trade and investment? In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by 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; and Steve Liston, Senior Director, Council of the Americas. Listen as they discuss the trade challenges and opportunities for the Americas in the short, medium, and long term. Will environmental concerns bring down the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement? What will a changing US industrial policy mean for Latin America? And how can LATAM leaders seek to capitalize on advantages that may come from intensifying competition between China and the US? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
44:24
October 06, 2021
Digital transformation: Standards, taxation, and global governance
Digital transformation: Standards, taxation, and global governance
Digital services boomed during the pandemic, bringing to the fore questions of global standards, governance, and taxation Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: 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 This podcast episode was recorded on July 20, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. Digital trade and services have created new trade opportunities and markets. But how do we regulate, tax and set standards for the digital economy? In an environment of increasing geopolitical friction, and under the auspices of national security, is the digital trade arena becoming yet another stage for tensions to play out? In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Chris Southworth, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, UK; Kelly Ann Shaw, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Erik van der Marel, Senior Economist, European Centre for International Political Economy. Listen as they discuss how digital standards and norms are developing across the US, EU and China – three power brokers with differing trade philosophies, values and political systems. What will these competing models mean in practice? There are clear commercial reasons for businesses to seek harmonization. However, the brewing wars in digital censorship and privacy highlight the friction and rift even between likeminded allied blocs. How can digital trade rules be made fit for purpose? And whose rules should apply? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
52:17
August 12, 2021
Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26
Climate and Trade: on the road to COP26
What would an increase in carbon pricing mean for global emissions and macroeconomics? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Christian Bluth, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex This podcast episode was recorded on July 6, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. In the year of COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, ambitious climate policies are needed to address the climate crisis. But what does this mean for trade, when frequently globalization and global trade measures are accused of imperiling the climate agenda. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Christian Bluth, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung, and Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex. Listen as they discuss the value of the European Union’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), and the role of carbon clubs in combatting the climate crisis. Is a CBAM the correct tool to deal with the climate challenge? Can a CBAM work for both developed and developing countries; or is there a trade-off between being ambitious and inclusive? How can China, the world’s largest climate emitter, be brought into a carbon club? And what role will the World Trade Organization play in allowing carbon clubs to emerge? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
40:37
July 27, 2021
After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism
After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism
How can new trade barriers in the post-COVID-19 world be avoided? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Speakers: Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce This podcast episode was recorded on June 14. The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. During the pandemic, trade nationalism emerged as countries pursued self-interested policies to shield themselves from the impact of the virus – from vaccine rollouts to supply chain reshoring and restricting access to critical medical supplies. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute, and John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.   Listen as they discuss how best to ensure a global post-COVID-19 economic recovery which avoids a return to protectionism and is open, fair, and equitable. How can new trade barriers in the post-COVID-19 world be avoided and can trade even be part of the answer to future pandemic preparedness? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
46:49
July 08, 2021
Trade and the Indo-Pacific: CPTPP, BRI & RCEP
Trade and the Indo-Pacific: CPTPP, BRI & RCEP
Will the future of globalization be decided by events in the Indo-Pacific? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Speakers: 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 This podcast episode was recorded on May 20, 2021 The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. RCEP and CPTPP will redefine trade integration across Asia.   Although the pandemic has exposed the strength of protectionist reflexes around the globe, these two major multilateral free trade agreements act as a powerful counterargument to suggestions of a deglobalized ‘new normal’. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre; Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia Pacific Programme, Chatham House; and Tetsuya Watanabe, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). Listen as they discuss whether RCEP and CPTPP compete, complement or overlap. In addition to RCEP and CPTPP, China’s Belt & Road Initiative is transforming trade flows in the region and beyond. With India opting out of RCEP, what does that mean in the regional power struggle between India and China? And as the US figures out how to deal with a rising China in the coming decade, will pulling out of TPP prove to be both a missed economic as well as geostrategic opportunity? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
39:09
June 16, 2021
Where next for the World Trade Organization and Global Trade Rules?
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? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Speakers: 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) This podcast episode was recorded on 13th April 2021. The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. All eyes are on the WTO’s new leadership to jump-start trade multilateralism. But can global trade rules be updated? And if so, which rules should be fixed first? In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by 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; and Tetsuya Watanabe, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). Listen as they discuss the prospects for reform at the WTO, which is now a top global political priority. The pandemic has unlevelled the global playing field due to widespread use of subsidies and state intervention. Can the WTO play a role to address these imbalances, and make rules fit for purpose to respond to modern challenges? How should the WTO ensure that a reform package will be supported by all members to prevent a collapse of the rules-based trading system? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use
57:04
May 20, 2021
Open Strategic Autonomy
Open Strategic Autonomy
Navigating the new direction of EU trade policy Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute Speakers: 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 This podcast episode was recorded on 31st March 2021. The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. The theme of the EU’s new trade policy is ‘open strategic autonomy’. What does this mean in reality? The policy aims to reinforce the EU's position as a global champion of open, rules-based trade that is fair and sustainable, while simultaneously developing new tools to defend its own interests. But how coherent is this approach and how viable? In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Trade Policy and Brexit, Jacques Delors Institute; and Marianne Schneider Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House. Listen as they discuss the EU’s evolving trade policy. Can the new approach satisfy domestic concerns about globalization without jeopardising the EU’s trade partnerships? How will ‘open strategic autonomy’ reshape the EU’s trade relations with the US, China and others? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
40:25
April 28, 2021
How will globalization change?
How will globalization change?
Navigating the deglobalized “new normal” post COVID-19. Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: James Crabtree, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House; Associate Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel This podcast episode was recorded on 13 October 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. Since the financial crisis of 2008 there have been many confident predictions that we are seeing the “End of Globalization”.  A process of growing economic interconnectedness which had raised millions from poverty worldwide seemed to many to be stalling, even going into reverse, as protectionism grew in many countries and the US and China began to de-couple their economies.  The pandemic has only accelerated this shift by triggering a backlash against long, vulnerable supply chains.  It has also exposed the weakness of multilateral institutions and so raised the spectre of a deglobalized world of trading blocs and barriers. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by James Crabtree, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House; Associate Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; and Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel. Listen as they discuss the political forces driving deglobalization, including technological innovation as well as geopolitics, and what a less connected “new normal” might look like. Was the pre-pandemic model of hyper-globalization effective and sustainable? Who will be the economic winners and losers in a deglobalized world? To what extent can multilateral organizations be renewed and countries spared the necessity to choose sides in a zero-sum G-2 decoupling? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
49:47
April 09, 2021
As economies revive, is a surge in protectionism inevitable?
As economies revive, is a surge in protectionism inevitable?
The impact of protectionism on the global trade landscape. Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Chris Southworth, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce France Christian Bluth, Megatrends Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung This podcast episode was recorded on Sept 1 2020 Even before the pandemic struck, a rising tide of protectionism was eroding the global trading system. Responding to the growing scepticism of voters about the benefits of open trade, policy makers in both developed and developing economies were increasingly turning to the protectionist tool-kit – to tit-for-tat tariffs, restrictive measures, and subsidies. The economic devastation caused by Covid-19 has only strengthened the protectionist impulse globally.   In the immediate crisis countries acted swiftly and unilaterally to implement more restrictive and discriminatory trade measures, particularly in the health sector.  Now the focus has shifted to rebuilding national economies, generating jobs, preserving public services, and securing living standards.  As governments worldwide confront these challenges, opinion surveys in multiple countries show support for protectionism and a belief that the solution lies in “taking back control”. In this podcast, moderated by Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute, Christian Bluth of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs and Chris Southworth from the International Chamber of Commerce discuss the impact of protectionism on the global trade landscape. Can the protectionist tide be checked?  What more can business do to strengthen the political case for bringing down trade barriers as a route to growth?  And how can trade be made more inclusive and sustainable, so that the benefits of open markets are both recognised and more widely shared? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
48:23
April 09, 2021
Digital Trade: one of the winners?
Digital Trade: one of the winners?
What can we expect for the digital economy after COVID-19? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center  Alan Beattie, Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme and Europe Programme, Chatham House; and Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times This podcast episode was recorded on 31 August 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the ongoing challenges, opportunities and transformations that are reshaping the world’s multilateral trading system. Digital trade and technologies are redefining how and where products are made, shipped and consumed. Digitisation in trade and services was transformative to economies before COVID-19; however, the pandemic has rapidly accelerated this disruption. In this podcast moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center; and Alan Beattie, Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme and Europe Programme, Chatham House; and Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times. Listen as they discuss the technological changes and regulations reshaping the landscape of global trade. In the digital realm, where does value get created and redistributed? With countries considering measures to tax the digital economy, is the digital arena becoming yet another stage on which geopolitical tensions will play out? Or, is there the potential for an alliance of like-minded democracies to come together on issues relating to the digital economy? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
44:39
April 09, 2021
What is the outlook for regional trade integration in Africa?
What is the outlook for regional trade integration in Africa?
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is a major step for Africa’s role in international trade Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; President and Founder, New Markets Lab Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat This podcast episode was recorded on 7 October 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. The global trade system is at a critical inflection point, under pressure from economic nationalism and protectionism across much of the world. Yet, in Africa, trade integration is moving forward, and fast. At a time when the system is under increasing pressure, the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement has been hailed as much needed commitment to the international rules-based order. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; President and Founder, New Markets Lab and Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat. Listen as they discuss the outlook for regional trade integration in Africa, and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on African economies. Can the AfCFTA live up to expectations, integrating markets and overcoming fragmentation, to deliver inclusive and sustainable growth across the continent? With Sub-Saharan Africa entering a recession for the first time in 25 years, how can global and regional trade be part of the post-pandemic recovery? And with firm leadership being shown from African leaders in the trade-sphere, should we expect a more active role for the continent at the World Trade Organization and on the global trade stage? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
49:14
April 09, 2021
What Now for Sustainable Trade, the Climate Agenda and the Global Trade System?
What Now for Sustainable Trade, the Climate Agenda and the Global Trade System?
Reconciling global trade and sustainability Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Geneviève Pons, Director General of the Brussels office, Jacque Delors Institute Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute This podcast episode was recorded on July 16 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the ongoing challenges, opportunities and transformations that are reshaping the world’s multilateral trading system. As politicians and business leaders focus on restoring the world economy after the sudden disruption caused by COVID-19, it seems that the concerns with climate change have taken a back seat. And yet, in the EU, there is real leadership being seen when it comes to using the green agenda to drive economic recovery. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Geneviève Pons, director general of the Brussels office of the Jacque Delors Institute and honorary Director of the European Commission; and Pascal Lamy, president emeritus of the Jacque Delors Institute and the former director general of the World Trade Organization and former EU trade commissioner. Listen as they discuss the link between the future of the global trade system, the effort to address climate change, and how COVID-19 has impacted it all. Can job creation, investment, redevelopment, fossil fuel transition and waste management be aligned with green agenda targets?  Can trade liberalization be promoted while also preserving climate conditionalities and carbon border adjustments? Or, are the worlds of global trade and sustainability simply too far apart to ever reconcile? The Delors Institute published a report ‘Greener After’ which focuses on the green recovery stimulus for Europe post COVID-19. Many of the topics covered in this podcast are developed in the report. The Greener After report can be found here - https://institutdelors.eu/publications/greener-after/. __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
38:12
April 09, 2021
Does the pandemic make an EU-US trade collision less or more likely?
Does the pandemic make an EU-US trade collision less or more likely?
Where next for transatlantic trade? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Marie Kasperek, Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House Andreas Esche, Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung This podcast episode was recorded on Aug 17 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 analyses the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. The European Union and the United States are each other’s most important trading partner, with overall trade in goods and services between the two worth over $1.3trillion annually. However, the transatlantic trade relationship is currently strained; with tit for tat punitive tariffs overshadowing the possibility of an EU-US free trade agreement. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Marie Kasperek, Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House; and Andreas Esche, Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung. Listen as they discuss the transatlantic trade relationship and whether the pandemic has made a trade collision between the EU and US more or less likely. How might the US Election in November shape trade relations between the world’s largest trading partners, and multilateralism more broadly? Is there a possibility of reaching a trade détente and even revisiting TTIP? Or will the threat of escalating tariffs continue down a path to further confrontation? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
46:32
April 09, 2021
The US, China and the EU: the great decoupling?
The US, China and the EU: the great decoupling?
What must be done to stop trade becoming a weapon in a 3-way geopolitical stand-off? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael China Centre This podcast episode was recorded on July 28 2020 The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the forces reshaping the world’s multilateral trading system. As the geopolitical and economic rivalry between the US and China intensifies, what will ‘decoupling’ mean in practice for the world’s two superpowers? As the stand-off continues, is the European Union destined to be a bystander, or can the European Commission seize a leadership role in protecting multilateralism and promoting global free trade? In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House; Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael China Centre. Listen as they discuss the mutual frustration and mistrust growing between Washington DC, Brussels and Beijing as trade, technology and security increasingly fuse into a toxic, zero-sum mix. What must be done to stop trade becoming a weapon in a 3-way geopolitical stand-off between the US, China and the EU?  What scope is there for defusing the clash over trade matters when it also involves security, influence and values? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
41:16
April 09, 2021
'The Slow Death of Multilateralism'
'The Slow Death of Multilateralism'
Can the WTO and G20 do anything about it? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Jennifer Hillman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Georgetown Law Center Rufus Yerxa, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and current President of the National Foreign Trade Council This podcast episode was recorded on June 16 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place the world economy under great strain, supply chains fragility, resurgent protectionism and continued U.S.-China trade war all cast a gloomy shadow over the future of multilateral trade…and whether the World Trade Organization or the G20 can do anything about it. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Professor Jennifer Hillman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Georgetown Law Center, and Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and current President of the National Foreign Trade Council. Listen as our panel discusses how the international trading system is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the structural problems facing institutions such as the World Trade Organization, and what role the United States might play in this going forward. Can the multilateral trade system point to a way forward for global economic recovery once the pandemic is over? Will the stress that COVID-19 placed upon global medical supply chains spotlight the opportunity to promote world health as a factor of global commerce? And perhaps most importantly, can the U.S.-China trade war be put back into a multilateral context? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
53:12
April 09, 2021
Europe’s Evolving Trade Agenda
Europe’s Evolving Trade Agenda
Europe’s response to Covid-19 and the pandemic’s impact on the EU trade agenda. Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission; European Union Visiting Fellow, Oxford University This podcast episode was recorded on June 9 2020. Even before the pandemic struck, the rules-based system was threatened by rising nationalism and creeping trade protectionism.  Now COVID-19 has prompted a global recession and a slump in trade as global value chains adjust.  All this is happening with the World Trade Organisation in crisis and international coordination bedevilled by US-China competition. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Elvire Fabry of the Jacques Delors Institute and Ignacio Garcia-Bercero of the European Commission and Oxford University.  Listen as they discuss Europe’s response to the multi-faceted COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the European Union’s trade agenda. With the US and China at loggerheads, will the EU step up to champion the multilateral order?  Or will economic and political pressures lead to a more protectionist approach from Brussels?  And will the trade agenda that emerges from this crisis prove compatible with the EU’s ambitious sustainability goals? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
48:45
April 09, 2021
Prospects for a UK-US Trade Deal
Prospects for a UK-US Trade Deal
Where does Brexit leave the UK-US Trade Deal? Moderator: Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute Panellists: Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President for European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy This podcast episode was recorded on June 25 2020. The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 examines the ongoing transformation of the world’s multilateral trading system. We enter the second half of the year with the UK facing the very real prospect of exiting the European Union without a trade deal.  As the talks with Brussels approach a conclusion which will have long-term consequences for the British economy, the UK government is looking to secure growth by enhancing its trade relations with the United States.  In Washington meanwhile, future trade with both the UK and the EU is being seen through the prism of geopolitical self-interest and a Presidential election campaign. In this podcast, moderator Rem Korteweg of the Clingendael Institute is joined by Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President for European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the U.S.-UK Business Council, and by David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy.  Listen as they discuss the future of an independent UK trade policy in an era of Covid-19 and US-China confrontation. What does the UK hope to achieve by negotiating simultaneously with its two largest trading partners—the United States and the European Union? How is this viewed from the United States, which must evaluate the benefits of having the UK outside of the EU as a potential free trading partner? Is there really enough time left in 2020 to create a series of workable trade deals out of the vast amount of details yet to be settled? Or will the UK’s political need to craft a deal of any kind override any obstacles in its way? __________ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.
39:02
April 05, 2021