14 March 2017
Imagine a trade deal that could save energy, cut your monthly utility bill, and improve the environment. This is exactly what 45 countries are aiming to do in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The cornerstone of our analysis is the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES). Our approach to...
8 March 2017
For some time, it was possible to win the hearts of trade-sceptics by providing explicit numbers reflecting the losses from protectionism, but the larger public seems to have become increasingly indifferent to evidence-based debates. In today’s world a majority of individuals appear to expect the...
2 March 2017
When the UK exits the EU, it will forfeit access to the Pan-Euro-Med (PEM) cumulation zone. In this article, the author examines the potential implications of Brexit on cumulation...
9 March 2017
As the UK and EU27 prepare to define the terms of their future trade relationship, this post raises some critical questions regarding post-Brexit agricultural trade. With the...
17 February 2017
Recent discussions of international investment policies, inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, have drawn attention to the...
15 February 2017
In November, ICTSD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organised a dialogue on inclusive rules of origin as part of the RTA Exchange project. Access to preferential...
13 February 2017
It’s been an eventful 12 months for global trade. The UK voted for Brexit, the US elected Donald Trump, and anti-globalisation sentiment surged across many regions. All the while...
9 February 2017
In November , ICTSD and the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ) organised a dialogue on inclusive rules of origin as part of the RTA Exchange project. Rules of origin (RoOs)...
27 January 2017
With globalisation and trade increasingly challenged on multiple fronts, what can advocates of a rules-based international system do in response to urgent social and environmental...
24 January 2017
The author of this column argues that the corporate “destination-based cash-flow tax” proposed by House Republicans could provoke WTO lawsuits against the United States in the...

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