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The U.S. Trade agenda after the midterms

How will the midterm elections outcome impact the U.S. approach to trade?

This podcast episode was recorded on 25 November 2022.


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


Fred Hochberg, former Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany

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 Fred Hochberg (former Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States) and Stormy-Annika Mildner (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany). Listen as they discuss the US Trade agenda after the U.S. midterm elections.

For President Joe Biden, the midterms outcome was better than expected, with fewer losses in the House of Representatives than many anticipated and with the Democratic Party maintaining control of the U.S. Senate. How will this outcome impact President Biden’s approach to trade over the next two years, if at all? Amidst increased EU-US tensions, such as around the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, will the U.S. return to the World Trade Organization as a constructive partner?


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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