AIG Global Trade Series 2022 Podcast Episode 8

The Future for Digital Trade


In this podcast, 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 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


  • 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


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute