24 November 2016

PUBLIC STOCKHOLDING FOR FOOD SECURITY PURPOSES: OPTIONS FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (21 November 2016). This new paper aims to support the efforts within the WTO to agree on a “permanent solution” on public stockholding for food security, in light of previous commitments made on the subject. The authors provide both a review of existing data along with a set of initial options for negotiators to consider. The publication is available for download here.

AN ADVANCED GUIDE TO TRADE POLICY ANALYSIS: THE STRUCTURAL GRAVITY MODEL. By Yoto V. Yotov, Roberta Piermartini, José-Antonio Monteiro, and Mario Larch for the World Trade Organization (WTO) (November 2016). The book is a follow-up to “A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis” published four years ago, with this new volume working to provide additional guidance on using certain economic methods for reviewing the potential effects of trade policy. The book can be downloaded here.

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS, INDUSTRIAL POLICY, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – ETHIOPIA’S APPAREL EXPORT SECTOR. By Cornelia Staritz, Leonhard Plank, and Mike Morris for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2016). This country case study uses an ICTSD-developed methodology to review the current state of the Ethiopian apparel sector, along with recent domestic industrial policies aimed at developing it further. The authors also examine what this may mean for sustainable development. The paper can be found  here.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN AGRICULTURAL TRADE LIBERALISATION. By Joseph W. Glauber (November 2016). This new paper reviews the state of play in WTO agricultural negotiations, reviewing both unaddressed issues from earlier talks and new issues that have emerged in recent years. The author, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) also provides suggestions for moving forward in trade liberalisation efforts. The paper can be accessed here.

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