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A fun and entertaining look at global affairs, trade and the United Nations, brought to you from the perspective of two American expats living in Switzerland. They try to keep a straight face while recapping the latest in current events and the local scene in Geneva, Switzerland as well as interviews with fellow expats on the international scene and leaders in their respective fields.

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A fun and entertaining look at global affairs, trade and the United Nations, brought to you from the perspective of two American expats living in Switzerland. They try to keep a straight face while recapping the latest in current events and the local scene in Geneva, Switzerland as well as interviews with fellow expats on the international scene and leaders in their respective fields.

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English


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AI, China(again) and Rethinking Supply Chains with Peter S. Goodman

6/27/2024
Welcome to Episode 65 of Tradesplaining! This week, hosts Rob and Ardian dive into the intricacies of the U.S. borrowing its way to economic growth, the role of AI in trade, and, of course, the ever-relevant topic of China. They also sit down with Peter S. Goodman, Global Economic Correspondent for The New York Times, to discuss his latest book, "How the World Ran Out of Everything: Inside the Global Supply Chain." Tune in for listener feedback, a news roundup, and a few laughs along the way. Key Topics: 1. U.S. Economic Growth and Borrowing: - Discussion on the U.S. borrowing strategy to fuel economic growth. - Comparison with Europe's economic performance. - Insight into global economic policies and their impact. 2. AI in Trade: - Analysis of AI's potential and risks in global trade. - Perspectives on AI-driven economic disruptions. - Expert opinions on the future of AI in the trade sector. 3. China's Influence: - Overview of China's role in global trade. - Recent developments in Chinese trade policies. - Impact of geopolitical tensions on trade dynamics. 4. Interview with Peter S. Goodman: - In-depth conversation about his book, "How the World Ran Out of Everything." - Exploration of global supply chain vulnerabilities exposed by the pandemic. - Stories of real-world impacts on workers and businesses. - Discussion on the future of supply chain management and resilience. Segments - Introduction: - Hosts Rob and Artie set the stage for the episode with their trademark humor and insights. - What Went Wrong This Week: - IKEA's shift in production to North America. - G7's unified stance on Chinese trade policies. - Winning in America: - Analysis of America's recent economic strategies. - Comparative look at Europe's economic challenges. - The Vibe Shift: - Correspondent Michelle discusses the metaverse, IKEA's presence on Roblox, and the evolving landscape of virtual work. - Local News: - Public service announcement from Maersk regarding early Christmas orders. - Light-hearted commentary on current events. Special Thanks: - Executive Producer: Michelle O'Geen - Production Assistance: Armina Sinani Subscribe & Follow: Don't miss out on future episodes! Subscribe to Tradesplaining on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and now on YouTube. Leave us a review and share with friends! Connect with Us: - Twitter: [@Tradesplaining](https://twitter.com/Tradesplaining) - Instagram: [@Trade.splaining](https://instagram.com/Trade.splaining) - Email: tradesplaining@gmail.com Listen Responsibly! --- Optimize your podcast experience by tuning in to Episode 65 of Tradesplaining, where international trade meets humor and insight. Dive deep into economic strategies, AI's impact on trade, and learn from industry expert Peter S. Goodman. Perfect for listeners passionate about global economics, supply chain management, and staying informed with a touch of wit.

Duration:00:49:24

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The Tariffs Keep on Coming, While Mexico is Stuck in the Middle

5/23/2024
Episode 64 - "The Tariffs Keep on Coming, While Mexico is Stuck in the Middle" Hosts: Ardian Mollabeqiri and Robert Skidmore Guest: Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting at Maersk --- Episode Summary Welcome to Episode 64 of Trade Splaining, the podcast that makes sense of international trade, business, and expat life without putting you to sleep—most of the time. In this episode, we dive into Mexico's strategic position in the ongoing US-China trade tensions, the rising trend of tariffs, and the surprising new role of TikTok in career development. Our special guest, Lars Karlsson, sheds light on navigating trade in an era of uncertainty. --- Key Segments 1. Introduction and Episode Overview - Hosts: Ardian Mollabeqiri and Robert Skidmore - Topics: Mexico's economic opportunities amid US-China tensions, the rise of tariffs, and TikTok’s role in career networking. 2. News Highlights - Swiss Watchmaker's Success: Recep Recepi’s watch auctioned for $4.3 million. - Listener Feedback: Germany's proposed price cap on kebabs. - Tariffs Update: President Biden’s new tariffs on EVs, semiconductors, and solar cells targeting Chinese goods. 3. Main Discussion Points - Mexico’s Economic Position: - The impact of US-China trade disputes on Mexican manufacturing. - Benefits from the USMCA trade agreement. - Global Trade Conflicts: - Turkey suspending trade with Israel due to the Gaza conflict. - Security threats in the Red Sea causing shipping route changes and increased CO2 emissions. 4. Interview with Lars Karlsson - Trade in an Uncertain World: - Insights into global trade volatility. - The importance of digitalization and resilience in supply chains. - **Future Trends:** - The impact of new trade compliance regulations. - The balance between resilience and sustainability in trade. 5. Local News and Fun Segments - Stolen Bike Recovery in Geneva: Innovative approaches to preventing bike theft. - Migration Panic: Capturing female Asian wasps in Switzerland. - Euro Mullet Competition: Details about the upcoming mullet competition in Valais. 6. Closing Remarks - A reminder to subscribe, review, and follow the podcast on various platforms. --- Notable Quotes - Lars Karlsson on Resilience: "We are getting more resilience. We are more accurate in what we do. And we are doing that in a more volatile and insecure situation for trade than ever before." - Ardi on Trade Conflicts: "Trade is just sort of a passenger on the ship, and it's really not the one driving the car right?" - Rob on Digitalization: "The digitalization of trade and the use of data in supply chains are accelerating, making it easier to handle new regulations and crises." --- Featured Links - Maersk - Learn more about Lars Karlsson’s work and Maersk’s trade solutions. - USMCA Trade Agreement - Explore the benefits and details of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. --- Connect with Us - Twitter: @Tradesplaining - Instagram: @trade.splaining - Email: tradesplaining@gmail.com --- Subscribe & Review: - Apple Podcasts - Spotify - Google Podcasts - YouTube --- #InternationalTrade #Tariffs #MexicoEconomy #SupplyChain #TikTokCareers #TradeCompliance #Podcast #TradeNews --- Credits: - Hosts: Ardian Mollabeqiri and Robert Skidmore - Guest: Lars Karlsson - Executive Producer: Michelle Olguin - Production Assistance: Armina Sinani --- **Disclaimer:** Remember to listen responsibly and share this episode with friends and colleagues interested in the latest trends in international trade and business.

Duration:00:38:47

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Bidenomics, Swiss Voters & Navigating the Path to Net-zero (or not)

4/30/2024
Episode 63 - Bidenomics, Swiss Voters & Navigating the Path to Net-zero (or not) Episode Overview: In this thought-provoking episode of Tradesplaining, hosts Rob and Marty delve into the complexities of global trade policies, the implications of Swiss electoral decisions, and the realistic challenges of achieving net-zero emissions. Key topics include an in-depth discussion on "Bidenomics" and its impact on U.S. trade, a landmark legal case in Switzerland on climate action, and various perspectives on sustainability and environmental policies. Featured Segments: - Bidenomics and Trade Policy: Analysis of the current U.S. trade policies under the Biden administration, with a focus on tariffs and their economic implications. - Swiss Legal Landmarks: Examination of a recent Swiss court case where elderly plaintiffs successfully argued that inadequate governmental action on climate change violated their human rights. - Navigating Net-Zero: Insights into the global struggle between economic needs and environmental goals, featuring viewpoints from industry leaders on the challenges of sustainable energy transitions. Special Guest: Nicole Bivens Collinson, a principal at Sandler Travis Rosenberg, joins to offer her expertise on the shifts in trade dynamics and the evolution of global trade agreements. Listener Engagement: Listeners are encouraged to subscribe and leave a review. Feedback is highly valued to shape future episodes and address listener interests in international trade, sustainability, and policy impacts. Keywords: International Trade, Bidenomics, Swiss Voters, Climate Change, Net-Zero Emissions, U.S. Trade Policy, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Energy, Economic Impacts of Tariffs, Global Trade Agreements. Closing Thoughts: The episode wraps up with a forward-looking discussion on the role of policy in shaping future economic and environmental landscapes, emphasizing the interconnectedness of global markets and societal well-being. --- Tune in to Tradesplaining for deep dives into complex topics with a touch of humor to keep it engaging. Available on all major podcast platforms.**

Duration:00:39:06

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More Supply Chain Disruptions, Baltimore Bridge Collapse and Trade Statistics

4/9/2024
Episode 62: Unraveling the Threads of Global Trade and the Quirks of Expat Life Welcome to Episode 62 of TradeSplaining, where your hosts, Rob and Ardi, along with special guest Don Brasher, dive deep into the intricacies of international trade, business, and the expat experience. Get ready to be enlightened and entertained as we explore everything from supply chain challenges to the unique lifestyle of living abroad. In This Episode: Jim Croce's Mysteries, Rolex and the Atomic Number of Samarium: We kick off with a light-hearted debate on Jim Croce’s roots and a fascinating fact about samarium. Yes, trade and expat life discussions can start from anywhere! Trade Data Insights with Don Brasher: Don Brasher, founder and president of Trade Data Monitor, joins us to shed light on trade statistics, their significance, and some pitfalls to watch out for. His expertise illuminates the often complex world of global merchandise trade, offering listeners an exclusive peek behind the statistical curtain. Global Events Impacting Trade: From a massive container ship striking the Francis Scott Key Bridge to the soaring prices of cocoa, we cover how recent events underscore the fragility and dynamism of global supply chains. Listen in as we dissect the implications of these events on businesses and consumers alike. Populism and Protectionism in Trade Policies: Explore how current trends in populism are influencing trade and domestic policies across the globe. We delve into the Biden administration's stance on significant steel industry events and the ongoing debate between the US and the EU over steel and aluminum disputes. The Expat Focus: Our conversation takes a lighter turn as we navigate the peculiarities of expat life, including the challenges and joys of adapting to new cultures and navigating the complexities of international living. Tasman AI – A Creative Twist on Globalization: Discover how Tasmania is offering a slow alternative to AI, bridging global creativity with local artists. It's globalization with a personal touch. Puppy Yoga in Geneva – A Local Glimpse: Ever heard of puppy yoga? Find out why it's causing a stir in Geneva and what it says about local regulations and the universal quest for relaxation and happiness. Why Listen to This Episode? Subscribe and Join Us! Don't miss out on future episodes – subscribe to TradeSplaining on your favorite podcast platform. Share your thoughts and join our community on Twitter (@tradesplaining) or Instagram (@trade.splaining). TradeSplaining is more than a podcast; it's your gateway to understanding the complex world of international trade and the unique adventures of expat life. Listen responsibly!

Duration:00:41:09

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Unpacking MC13 while Switzerland, India and EFTA Make Trade Great Again

3/15/2024
Episode 61: Unpacking MC13 while Switzerland, India and EFTA Make Trade Great Again Hosts: Rob and Ardian Episode Summary: Welcome to Tradesplaining, where we unravel the complex world of international trade, business, and expat life. In Episode 61, we delve into the aftermath of MC 13, explore the trade dynamics between Switzerland, India, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and discuss the EU's sustainability due diligence. Join us as we dissect these topics with wit, insights, and a dash of humor. Special guest Noelia Garcia Nebra, Head of Sustainability at ISO, shares her expertise on sustainability standards, trade, and more. Featured Topics: Key Highlights: Episode Extras: Subscribe and Follow: Catch future episodes and join the Tradesplaining community by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to leave us a review and follow us on Twitter (@tradesplaining) and Instagram (@trade.splaining) for more updates and engaging content.

Duration:00:42:11

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WTO Ministerial Conference MC13, Climate Change, Inflation & More Fragmentation

2/26/2024
Welcome to Episode 60 of Trade Splaining. This episode, we're zooming into the challenges global policymakers face at MC13 in Abu Dhabi, touching on climate change, inflation, and the fragmentation affecting the global economic landscape. Key Highlights: Global Policymaker's Dilemma: We dive into the pressing issues facing global policymakers, including climate change, inflation, and fragmentation. The discussions at MC13 in Abu Dhabi are crucial for setting the future direction of international trade and policy. Viagra in Geneva: A humorous yet insightful look into customs regulations and what constitutes "personal use" in Geneva. A quirky reminder of the unexpected intersections between trade regulations and personal life. WTO Ministerial Conference (MC 13): We provide a rundown on what to expect from the upcoming #WTO Ministerial Conference, including insights from Inu Manak and Dmitry Grozoubinski. Their perspectives offer a hopeful outlook on trade negotiations, the importance of WTO reform and look at the potential outcomes of MC 13 and future direction of global trade policy. Tune in to Trade Splaining Episode 60 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!

Duration:00:44:27

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Red Sea Shipping, Sustainable Farming in the EU and More Evergrande

2/6/2024
Episode 59: Red Sea Shipping, Sustainable Farming in the EU and More Evergrande with Simon Evenett Welcome to Episode 59 of Tradesplaining - This week, we cool our ambitions on a new global trade route through the Middle East, delve into the EU's farm-to-fork policy causing a stir in Geneva, and explore economic jenga in the Chinese real estate sector. Key Highlights: In This Episode: Listener Engagement: We value your feedback and invite you to share your thoughts on today's topics. Email us at tradesplaining@gmail.com or engage with us on Twitter (@tradesplaining) and Instagram (@tradesplaining). Subscribe & Review: Don’t forget to subscribe to catch every episode and leave us a review. Your feedback helps us make sense of the complex world of international trade without the yawn factor. --- 01:07 Hate Mail 06:24 What Went Wrong This Week 18:40 Interview 34:35 Vibe Shift 37:30 This Week in Local News 39:14 Outro

Duration:00:40:14

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Talking FairTrade in an Age of Inflation and the EV Hunger Games

1/19/2024
Tradesplaining Episode 58: Fairtrade in an Age of Regulation and The Bow Tax In the 58th episode of the Tradesplaining podcast, hosts Rob and Ardian explore international trade, business, and expat life. They discuss U.S. chip restrictions affecting markets for graphics chip manufacturer NVIDIA, the relevance of Fairtrade in an era of regulation, and the impact of inflation on consumers. Special guest Fabian Waldemeyer of Fairtrade Max Havelaar shares insights on Fairtrade's role in the current era, how it ensures the fairness of their sourcing, and their partnerships with corporates. He speaks about Fairtrade's impact including price and income stability, strengthening of democratic structures, and capacity building in smallholder setups. Waldmeier believes that with new regulations, Fairtrade is as relevant as before if not more. The episode also features a segment on the 'vibe shift' touching on the emerging trend of the 'bow tax' in fashion and customer queues for the new Swatch-Blanca watch collaboration. Lastly, Switzerland's 'Animal of the Year', the Polecat, gets a special mention. 01:23 Hate Mail 07:18 What Went Wrong This Week 19:22 Interview 38:16 Vibe Shift 41:14 Local News Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristi Bagsic for helping in produce this....and every Trade Splaining episode. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #GreenTransition #Nearshoring #Fertilizer #IRA #chipsact #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva #Trade #Globalization #Podcast #Conversational #FairTrade #Switzerland #Business #Economics #Swatch #Sustainability #MaxHavelar #Inflation #Chips

Duration:00:46:19

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Year-End Episode: Unpacking COP28, Reflecting on 2023 and Predictions for 2024

12/28/2023
In this year-end episode of Trade Splaining, hosts Rob and Ardian discuss significant events in international trade in 2023 and predict potential trends for 2024. They recap COP 28, identify the new challenges within trading systems such as supply chain crises, and talk about changes in local news and living situations due to inflation. The duo also addresses geopolitical risks, climate change impacts on global shipping canals, and the trade shifts between nations. Further, they touch on AI applications in trade, national security, and their first revenue breakthrough for Trade Splaining. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristi Bagsic for helping in produce this....and every Trade Splaining episode. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #GreenTransition #Nearshoring #Fertilizer #IRA #chipsact #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:36:48

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Early Returns from COP 28, Tesla vs Swedish Workers and the Global Minimum Corporate Tax

12/7/2023
On Episode 56: 👉 Early returns from COP 28, land the adventures of a rare duck in geneva. 👉 Tesla goes at it with Swedish workers and what it could mean for the future of labor rights 👉 Global Minimum Corporate Tax facing doubts Also joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore this episode is Valerie Picard, Head of Trade at the International Chamber of Commerce, to talk about whether business has become less engaged in trade policy debates, how they deal with an expanding trade agenda and if multilateral institutions are really fit for purpose Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristi Bagsic for helping in produce this....and every Trade Splaining episode. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #GreenTransition #Nearshoring #Fertilizer #IRA #chipsact #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:42:31

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A Cloudier Path to a Low-Carbon Future, US Trade Policy Setbacks in Asia & More China De-risking

11/21/2023
On Episode 55: 👉 Do high interest rates, inflation and geopolitical tensions and other factors driving an increased focus on energy security make the path to a low-carbon future look less straightforward? 👉 Looking at the Biden administrations failure to reach an agreement on the trade pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Agreement (IPEF) and why it's decision to reduce it's ambition on digital trade may have played a major role 👉 More China De-risking as foreign firms are looking for better uses for their money with a slowing Chinese economy and rising geopolitical tensions 👉 Share-enting, Bedazzling, and more on the future of globalization! Also joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore this episode is Ralph Ossa - Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization (WTO) - to talk about making the case for trade, what success looks like for the Chief Economist and thoughts on kebab..finally we find a non-vegetarian. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristi Bagsic for helping in produce this....and every Trade Splaining episode. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #GreenTransition #Nearshoring #Fertilizer #IRA #chipsact #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:43:59

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Green Transition’s Winners & Losers, Nearshoring Positives(?) and Covid Supply Shocks 3 Years Later

10/24/2023
On Episode 54: 👉 Will workers be left out of the coming Green Transition? 👉 Does nearshoring mean that American manufacturing is back? 👉 How COVID-related supply shocks continue to affect commodity markets - this time fertilizer 👉 Blancpain, Rob and Lars's Trade Splaining spinoff, and more! Also joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore this episode is Bernie Kuiten - Head of External Relations at the WTO - to talk about how the WTO manages to get its message across and engage with others during uncertain times. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristina Bagsic for helping in produce this....and every Trade Splaining episode. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #GreenTransition #Nearshoring #Fertilizer #IRA #chipsact #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:42:56

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Fragmented Trade, CBAM, COP28 and EVs

10/3/2023
On Episode 53: 👉 Looking ahead to COP28 👉 The EU leaning in with the CBAM finally taking effect October 1 👉 Winners and Losers from a fragmenting trade enviornment 👉 Electric vehicles encapsulating many of the issues we see around trade, labor and the environment Joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore this episode is Fitore Pula of the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC to talk about the link between trade and humanitarian assistance. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Cristina Bagsic in what may be her last episode with Trade Splaining. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #CBAM #EVs #IRA #chipsact #brexit #carbonneutral #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:34:00

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China’s Lagging Growth, Digital Trade and Slowing Auto Industry Demand

8/31/2023
On Episode 52: 👉 Looking at how slumping demand in China may to be dragging down global trade 👉 Why the days of tax free Digital Trade may be slowly coming to an end 👉 Why auto industry sales may be the canary in the coal mine for global growth Joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore this episode is Ann-Kathrin Zotz and Caroline Foerster of White Label Project, to talk about sustainable fashion and sustainable trade, whether upcoming EU regulation affects businesses likes theirs...and fashion advice for me and Rob. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Valentina Saponara in what may be her last episode with Trade Splaining. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #sustainablefashion #IRA #chipsact #brexit #carbonneutral #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva

Duration:00:39:21

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Climate Change, War, AI & the Hollywood Writers Strike

8/17/2023
#TradeSplaining is back with a new episode! Listen wherever you get you podcasts :http://ibit.ly/uJzpT 👉 Looking at how Climate Change, AI and War are Changing trade in ways that are increasingly visible 👉 How the Hollywood writers strike marks a new chapter when talking about technology and labor 👉 More animal stories in Switzerland: this time attack of the cows Joining Ardian Mollabeciri and Rob Skidmore this episode is André Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport, to talk about why we need a nuanced discussion around decarbonizing air travel, the impacts as well as talking about his unique and varied career so far. Huge thanks as always to executive producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger and editor-in-chief Valentina Saponara. #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #IRA #chipsact #brexit #carbonneutral #carbonreduction #sustainability #ai #climatechange #supplychain #tariffs #exportbans #listenresponsibly #wto #geneva #airport

Duration:00:40:46

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China’s Turn in the Trade War, De-Risking and Wageflation ft. Arancha González Laya

7/20/2023
On this special milestone episode, hosts Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore are joined by Arancha Gonzalez, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po for former Foreign Minister of Spain, for an even more special in person interview to discuss what it will take to make multilateralism work, what a more realistic EU policy toward China would look like... and her favorite food in Geneva (HINT: not kebabs) They also look at how security interests continue to drive inefficient trade policy between China, the United States and the rest of the West, how more Western companies are siloing parts of their businesses in China as they try to lower risks from tensions between Washington and Beijing, the rise of Wageflation and try to unpack what it all means. TS producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger is taking a break this episode from giving her thoughts on the end of globalization but will be back next episode. Also big thanks as usual to Valentina Saponara for helping produce this episode! #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #Microchips #Chips #IRA #CHIPSACT #ArtificialIntelligence #derisking #greedflation #wageflation #AI #africa #lithium #greentransition #ExportControls #inflation #inflationreductionact #foodcrisis #tradewar #bigtech #tech #supplychain #unions #tariffs #exportbans #supplychains #tradesplaining #wto #podcast #covid #podcasting #podcast #globalization #eu #chatgpt #business #sustainability

Duration:00:51:22

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Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence and Microchips ft. Chris Miller, author of Chip War

6/15/2023
On this episode, hosts Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore are joined by Chris Miller, Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and author of "Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology" to discuss the decades-long battle to control what has emerged as the world's most critical resource—microchip technology—with the United States and China increasingly in conflict, what it might mean for the future of trade and why chips really are once again the new oil (yes, really). They also look at how climate change might finally start to alter consumption and trade patterns as well as the perfect storm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and demographics start to collide - and what it might mean for societies going forward. TS producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger is taking a break this episode from giving her thoughts on the end of globalization but will be back next episode. Also big thanks as usual to Valentina Saponara for helping produce this episode! #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #Microchips #Chips #IRA #CHIPSACT #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #africa #lithium #greentransition #ExportControls #inflation #inflationreductionact #foodcrisis #tradewar #bigtech #tech #supplychain #unions #tariffs #exportbans #supplychains #tradesplaining #wto #podcast #covid #podcasting #podcast #globalization #eu #chatgpt #business #sustainability

Duration:00:39:20

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Commercial Real Estate Prices, Changing Luxury Trends and Climate Change(ing) Supply Chains

5/23/2023
On this episode, hosts Ardian Mollabeciri and Robert Skidmore are joined by Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director at the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the World Trade Organization (WTO), to discuss the rationale behind promoting trade for least developed countries, and veggie kebabs. They also look at warnings about commercial real estate prices (there's a trade angle in there we promise), changing luxury trends and how climate change is affecting supply chains, TS producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger is also back to give her thoughts on the vibe shift happening right under Boomers and Gen X's noses. Also big thanks as usual to Valentina Saponara for helping produce this episode! #trade #globalization #WTO #US #china #eu #IRA #creditsuisse #ubs #alibaba #antitrust #africa #lithium #greentransition #ExportControls #inflation #inflationreductionact #foodcrisis #tradewar #bigtech #tech #supplychain #unions #bloomberg #tariffs #exportbans #supplychains #tradesplaining #wto #podcast #covid #podcasting #podcast #shipping #maersk #msc #globalization #eu #chatgpt #business #humanrights #sustainability

Duration:00:38:37

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An Ever Worsening Global Outlook, China & Brazil, and Market Access is Still a Thing

4/27/2023
On this episode, we're joined by Kent Wilska, Director of the Sustainable Trade Unit at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, to discuss what a Sustainable Trade Unit does, why Finland has one...and why hot water is a key criteria for living in Scandinavia We also look at more warnings about the global economic outlook - this time from the IMF, China, Belt and Road and why Market Access might matter more when it comes to negotiating trade deals. TS producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger is also back to give her thoughts on the vibe shift happening right under Boomers and Gen X's noses. Also big thanks as usual to Valentina Saponara for helping produce this episode!

Duration:00:36:12

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Credit Suisse, a Renewed Focus on Africa & Tariffs Are Still Bad (apparently)

4/6/2023
On this episode, we're joined by Iana Dreyer, Founder and Editor of Borderlex, to discuss the state of EU and US trade relations, where we go from here and also...why pizza > kebab We also touch base on the fallout from Credit Suisse collapse, the renewed focus on the African continent as the race for raw materials fueling the green transition hits another gear and what Ardi and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common (HINT:Skiing accidents and Bone Broth) TS producer Michelle Olguin Fluckliger is also back to give her thoughts on the vibe shift happening right under Boomers and Gen X's noses. Also big thanks as usual to Valentina Saponara for helping produce this episode!

Duration:00:39:53