17 April 2015

CNBC

U.S. lawmakers have given the White House a key tool to write the rules for the future of the global economy, Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday.

Ryan, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell" that a new bipartisan bill to "fast track" free trade deals through Congress will allow the U.S. to combat Beijing's plans for Asian and global trade.

24 March 2015

财新网 (CAIXIN)

记者 陈沁

对于广大欠发达国家来说,跨境电子商务将使这些国家的民众能够享受贸易投资自由化带来的益处;该领域既得利益者少,谈判的阻力将相对较小

国务院发展研究中心副主任隆国强3月24日在北京《后巴厘工作方案与内罗毕部长会议前瞻:暨纪念WTO成立20周年》会议上表示,随着信息技术进步,跨境电子商务或可纳入世界贸易组织(WTO)谈判新议题。

  隆国强说,过去10年,中国电子商务蓬勃发展,使社会低收入人群参与到经济发展中来,给了人们创业新机会。“对于广大欠发达国家来说,跨境电子商务将使这些国家的民众能够享受贸易投资自由化带来的益处。”

  他表示,跨境电子商务仍属于新领域,既得利益者少,谈判的阻力将相对比较小。

  不过,他亦指出,跨境电子商务在物理层面需要有基建支持,在制度层面要有监管支持,发展中国家在这两方面还有很长的路要走。

16 March 2015

THE ECONOMIST

THREE characteristics define Egypt, claimed Gamal Abdel Nasser, its charismatic former president. The country is Arab and Muslim, to be sure. But the third feature, Nasser implied, is not as well recognised. “Can we possibly ignore the fact that there is an African continent that fate decreed us to be part of?” he asked. Nasser embraced Africa, fostering leaders who sought to emulate his Egyptian revolution.

30 December 2014

BUSINESS STANDARD

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

India is being left out of the emerging global trade architecture

9 December 2014

BUSINESS STANDARD

By Nayanima Basu

27 November 2014

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

There is not much time before we face a new paradigm of trade regulations

20 November 2014

THE NEW YORK TIMES

By ANDRÉS CALA

24 October 2014

YALEGLOBAL ONLINE

By Shuaihua Cheng

China could ask to join TPP, but would prefer finalizing the Doha Round with the WTO

GENEVA: The fact that the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, does not include China raises questions: Is the TPP meant to be an “anyone but China” club to contain the central kingdom? Will China react with competing trading blocks to escalate economic hostility against the US? What does this mean for the future of the global trade order?

18 October 2014

BUSINESS STANDARD

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

The US has taken significant steps to try and resolve the deadlock on the Doha Round - it is now time for India to reciprocate

8 September 2014

WORLDCEMENT

Read Part One of this article here.

25 August 2014

BUSINESS STANDARD

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

30 July 2014

MLEX MARKET INSIGHT

By Jennifer Turner

There's no guarantee that negotiation on mega-regional trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Paciific Partnership will succeed, say experts including Uri Dadush and Peter Draper. 

Dadush, an economist with the Carnegie Endowment for Internatioanl Peace, and Draper, a senior research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, made the remarks during a debate* in Geneva yesterday.

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21 July 2014

IISD-REPORTING SERVICES

Several civil society groups provided reactions on the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) revised zero draft prior to the opening of the 13th session of the OWG. In the revised draft of introduction, goals and targets, which was issued on 30 June 2014, the number of targets was reduced from 212 to 107, plus 40 targets on means of implementation (MOI).