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After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism

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

This podcast episode was recorded on 14th June 2021.


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


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

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?

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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