Reflections on the WTO's Nairobi outcome

Volume
5,
Number
2
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8 March 2016
10 March 2016
The Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya ended in circumstances that left many members questioning the future of the WTO. The Doha Round has reached its crossroads with some members pushing for a change in the negotiating mandate and not reaffirming the round in its...
10 March 2016
As the dust from the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya settles and delegates resume their discussions in Geneva, this piece reviews some of the key MC10 outcomes and assesses possible ways forward to advance the concerns of least developed countries (LDCs). The Nairobi...
10 March 2016
For the first time since its creation, WTO ministers convened in Africa for the Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The ministers had a daunting task: salvage the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) that has suffered from a negotiating stasis for over a decade and most importantly, prevent...
10 March 2016
This article analyses the main elements of the agriculture package from the Nairobi WTO Ministerial Conference and the related implications for developing and least developed countries. Trade negotiators in Geneva are still trying to make sense of how farm markets will be affected by the package of...
10 March 2016
The US should implement a DFQF program for all LDCs that covers as close to 100 percent of products as possible, and more than the minimum 97 percent it promised at the Sixth Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong. All preference programmes for LDCs should make rules of origin simple to use and...
10 March 2016
Although global trade landscape is continuously changing, a connection between Commonwealth countries makes a difference from a trade perspective. The global trade landscape is continuously changing. Deeply scarred by the financial crisis of 2008, the world has seen the anemic economic recovery...
10 March 2016
A landmark universal emissions-cutting deal offers both hope and challenges as stakeholders move to implementation. In a historic move, parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) successfully landed the first multilateral climate treaty since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol during...
10 March 2016
TTIP negotiators reaffirm 2016 goal Negotiators for a bilateral EU-US trade and investment pact reaffirmed last Friday that they hope to conclude their talks this year, so long as this does not involve a compromise on quality. Notable from the 22-26 February round, was the fact that both sides now...
10 March 2016
Trade, Finance & Development: Overview of Challenges and Opportunities – E15 – February 2016 This paper reviews recent work, including by the author, on the relationship between geography, institutions, trade, finance, economic growth, and development. It argues that high levels of financial...