THE EU’s COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY POST 2020: DIRECTIONS OF CHANGE AND POTENTIAL TRADE AND MARKET EFFECTS. By Alan Matthews for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2018). This new paper examines the potential implications of the EU’s approach to domestic agricultural support and policy initiatives in the post-2020 context, looking at what this could mean for global food and agriculture trade and markets. To learn more and to download the publication, visit the ICTSD website.
US AGRICULTURAL POLICY BEYOND 2018: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. By Vincent H. Smith for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2018). This new paper examines the implications that Washington’s approach to agricultural policy from this year onward will have on its international partners. The author aims to provide insights from the ongoing process to negotiate a new US Farm Bill, looking at what this may mean both for agricultural markets as well as for international trade negotiations. The paper is available for download at the ICTSD website.
WTO DATA PORTAL. Published by the World Trade Organization (WTO) (November 2018). This online database was launched last week, bringing together annual, quarterly, and monthly statistics on goods and services trade, along with data involving tariffs and non-tariff measures. The data portal also comes with supporting documents, such as a user guide and technical notes. To learn more and to access the portal, visit the WTO website.
STRENGTHENING GOVERNANCE AND REDUCING CORRUPTION RISKS TO TACKLE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE: LESSONS FROM EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2018). This study examines illegal wildlife trade in select countries in East and Southern Africa, looking at institutional capacities and limitations for addressing the problem, with a specific focus on how governance frameworks can be improved to address this illicit commerce. To read the report, visit the OECD’s iLibrary.
DEVELOPING ROBUST PROJECT PIPELINES FOR LOW-CARBON INFRASTRUCTURE. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2018). This new publication examines “project pipelines” from various angles, including how to mobilise the necessary finance and how to develop the necessary policy frameworks for facilitating the development and construction of low-carbon and carbon-resilient infrastructure. The read the report, visit the OECD’s iLibrary.
TRUMP'S STEEL TARIFFS HAVE HIT SMALLER AND POORER COUNTRIES THE HARDEST. By Chad Bown, Euijin Jung, and Eva (Yiwen) Zhang for the Peterson Institute for International Economic (PIIE) (November 2018). This edition of PIIE’s “Trade & Investment Policy Watch” examines the implications of Washington’s tariffs on imported steel, looking specifically at its effects on smaller producers. They find that smaller, lower-income countries have been the ones hardest hit by the steel tariffs since the US put these in place. To read the publication, visit the PIIE website.