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The Future for Digital Trade

How the global agenda on electronic commerce and digital trade is taking shape

This podcast episode was recorded on 25 November 2022.


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


Simon Evenett - Professor of international Trade and Economic Development at St. Gallen University and Director of the Global Trade Alert initiative

Ambassador Pimchanok Pitfield - Permanent representative of Thailand to the WTO

Chris Southworth - Secretary General, ICC UK

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), Ambassador Pimchanok Pitfield (Permanent representative of Thailand to the WTO) and Chris Southworth (Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK). Listen as they discuss the Future for Digital Trade and how the global agenda on electronic commerce and digital trade is taking shape.

Digital trade continues to grow significantly. While this area of continued globalisation offers tremendous opportunities, many challenges also exist - particularly around digital standard setting and rule making. Some argue that this should take place at the WTO level, but if the WTO can’t do it, how do we get it fixed? And what other initiatives could be useful?


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

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