AIG Global Trade Series 2021 Podcast Episode 9

Is Trade Working for All?


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 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 countries?

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: October 11, 2021


  • 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


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