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AIG Global Trade Series 2023

The Rise of Regionalisation? Building Bridges, Raising the Barricades

If the future of trade is regional, what does this mean for global trade ties? The 2023 AIG Global Trade Series will explore how current dynamics are trending towards more regional integration, and what this means for the future of global trade.

Does it herald a new chapter in globalisation, or will economies seek refuge behind protectionist policies and economic nationalism? How are key countries responding to new political and economic pressures and opportunities? Which sectors are most affected? And what does it mean for trade multilateralism, or for our ability to meet global climate objectives? As the pendulum appears to swing back from seeking ever-growing interdependence, the AIG Global Trade Series 2023 assesses how the economics and politics driving trade will change in an era that is more regional, less open and more complex.


The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organisations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute GermanyCEBRI - the Brazilian Center for International RelationsChatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center (US); ISPI - the Italian Institute for International Political Studies; the Jacques Delors Institute (France); RIETI - the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan); and the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade (Switzerland).