Is trade working for all?

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

This podcast episode was recorded on 11th October 2021.


Marie Kasperek, Executive Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law


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

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 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? 

The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: Georgetown Law, Institute of International Economic Law; Chatham House; the Clingendael Institute; the International Chamber of Commerce UK and France; the Delors Institute; the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, IAA; and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Knowledge Partner).

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