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...
20 December 2016
President-elect Trump has repeatedly stated that he is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership as it exists and that he wants to negotiate “fair bilateral trade deals.” The author...
20 December 2016
With efforts to address climate change and the transition to clean energy central to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this article explores the extent to which trade rules are supportive of the Agenda’s objectives that relate to climate change and clean energy. The...
14 December 2016
It was set to be the biggest regional trade deal in history. But now, hopes of ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are dashed. On 21 November, President-elect Donald...
13 December 2016
For six of the eight years between 2008 to 2015, the growth of world import volume was lower than that of world GDP . What are the reasons behind this slowdown? Some arguments...

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