AIG Global Trade Series 2021 Podcast Episode 4

After the pandemic: trade, health and protectionism


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

The AIG Global Trade Series 2021 is a series of podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. 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).


  • Date: June 14, 2021


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


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute