Unleashing digital trade’s economic potential

Date

November 16, 2022, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Cecilia Malmström (PIIE), Marion Jansen (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), and Penny Naas (United Parcel Service)

Event Summary

Digital trade and online orders have rocketed during the pandemic. But there are still significant obstacles to electronic commerce preventing the realization of its full economic potential. What are these obstacles? How can the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) facilitate digital trade through shared standards and improved compatibility? What can the EU-US Trade and Technology Council hope to achieve? And how can policymakers close the gender gap in participation in the digital economy?

Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:

HOST

Cecilia Malmström
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

GUESTS

Marion Jansen
Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Penny Naas
President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability, United Parcel Service (UPS)

Video

Series

About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.