AIG Global Trade Series 2022 Podcast Episode 7

The U.S. Trade Agenda After the Midterms


In this podcast, 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 AIG Global Trade Series 2022 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 organisations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute (Germany); 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).


  • Date: November 25, 2022


  • Fred Hochberg, former Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute