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18 June 2018
World Trade Organization rules can be used affirmatively to combat climate change by imposing new and more specific trade disciplines on fossil fuel subsidies. Decisions must be...
14 June 2018
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) endorsed a statement aimed at facilitating trade across its members’ borders, with the regional economic grouping also pledging to support the multilateral system and warning against the escalation of trade tensions among major economies. Leaders from the...
11 June 2018
Continued expansion of the multilateral agenda through the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and beyond, or Facilitation 2.0, represents a coherent basis for...
8 June 2018
The growing share of intangible components in the final value of goods, coupled with the increasing ease of access to digital technologies, platforms, and advanced capital goods,...
7 June 2018
Regional trade agreement dispute settlement is prejudiced by the lack of a support structure for panels. Using an external body – as proposed in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership...
7 June 2018
Leaders from the G7 coalition of advanced economies are due to arrive in Charlevoix, Canada, on Friday 8 June for two days of meetings that are expected to focus heavily on trade. This year’s summit, hosted under the Canadian presidency, is meant to cover five main themes, dealing with inclusive...
7 June 2018
The past week has been a pivotal one for EU-China trade ties, as high-level officials met in Brussels to review areas of cooperation and shared concern, including on trade and investment, while discussing global trade tensions and bilateral irritants. The discussions were held in the context of the...
7 June 2018
The top trade diplomats of Japan, the US, and the EU met in Paris, France, late last week to discuss joint measures to counter allegedly unfair competitive conditions caused by market-distorting subsidies, state-owned enterprises, and forced technology transfers by third countries. The meeting is...
5 June 2018
Small-scale cross-border trade – often referred to as informal cross-border trade – is a pervasive phenomenon in Africa. As such, it holds fundamental social and economic development implications. Across the continent, countless small-scale traders cross borders daily to sell goods or services in a...
5 June 2018
Small-scale cross-border trade can play a fundamental role in contributing to poverty reduction and food security across Africa. How can it be supported to ensure that it delivers its full development potential? Sub-Saharan African economies have been inextricably linked for centuries. Traders,...
4 June 2018
Building on an overview of the economic and development rationale behind investment facilitation in today’s world economy, this article provides five reasons why facilitation of...
23 May 2018
Disputes between the United States and China regarding transfer of technology and intellectual property are of long-standing nature. The more economically significant elements of...
18 June 2018
来自多个国际经济组织的领导人于6月11日与德国总理默克尔会晤,呼吁用全面的方法处理国际关注的政策问题,同时警告说,如果不这样做,可能会更难确保长期的经济复苏和实现可持续发展目标。 默克尔会见了国际货币基金组织(IMF),经济合作与发展组织(OECD),国际劳工组织(ILO),世界贸易组织(WTO)和非洲开发银行(AfDB)的高级官员。 虽然这些会议至少每年举行一次,但这次活动是非洲开发银行行长首次出席,也是在加拿大主持颇具争议的七国集团领导人会议后的首次高级别国际会议。 (有关G7的更多信息,请参阅本刊其他相关文章) 官员们说:贸易合作“极为重要”...

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