OMFIF Focus Podcast – Globalisation series: ‘The role of ecommerce in boosting global trade.’ Ecommerce and its related services are tackling the high costs and complexities of global trade. This is encouraging greater trade participation by small firms and less developed regions, a shift which could be transformational in the context of rising protectionism elsewhere. Hanne Melin, director of global public policy at eBay, and Paolo Giordano, principal economist of the integration and trade section at the Inter-American Development Bank, join Ben Robinson, OMFIF senior economist, to discuss these developments.