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19 January 2018
As WTO members look to solve the stalemate in Geneva, this article assesses the possible hard and soft solutions for breaking the deadlock. Where some of the harder options risk...
18 January 2018
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos next week. A few days later, on 30 January, he will deliver his State of the...
18 January 2018
A host of officials, including several world leaders, are preparing to descend on the Swiss alpine town of Davos next week for four days of high-level discussions which are expected to touch on questions regarding how to improve global cooperation on issues such as the economy, trade, and climate...
18 January 2018
Last week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched his country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2018. As the Philippines passes along the baton to their city-state neighbour, Lee commenced the agenda-setting process and outlined directions for the...
18 January 2018
The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions announced the start of its long-awaited emissions trading scheme (ETS) one month ago, on 19 December. As the new year begins, how the world’s largest carbon market will operate in practice and when trading might begin will be a closely-watched...
15 January 2018
Fossil fuel subsidies harm the environment and delay the energy transition. This post draws on the fisheries subsidies negotiations at the World Trade Organization to explore how...
12 January 2018
The current impasse in the appointment of new members to the World Trade Organization Appellate Body risks leading to a dysfunctional dispute settlement system. This post argues...
9 January 2018
The digital transformation has facilitated old modes of trade and business models and enabled the creation of entirely new ones. This piece suggests a classification of the modes in which trade is conducted as it progressively shifts into the digital or digitally-facilitated realm . The authors...
14 December 2017
The WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference has drawn to a close, capping a busy week of talks which saw members only able to endorse limited substantive outcomes at the multilateral level. The last day also saw large groups of members confirm plans to conduct more structured work among themselves on...
7 December 2017
Negotiators from the European Union and the South American bloc Mercosur are ramping up their efforts to finalise a trade accord between them, with the hopes of announcing a political deal on the margins of the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next week. The...
7 December 2017
The first ministerial-level meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity was held last week in Berlin, Germany, as that country’s G20 presidency was drawing to a close, with participants publishing a package of principle-based policy recommendations. These recommendations are targeted to...
7 December 2017
International agencies and farm leaders have welcomed the decision to launch a work programme on climate and agriculture, which was endorsed by governments at the annual conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) three weeks ago in Bonn, Germany. Language in the preamble...
19 January 2018
Концепция развития цифровой экономики и общества Украины на 2018–2020 гг. станет нашим путеводителем в цифровых процессах, заявил Министр экономического развития и торговли Украины Степан Кубив на заседании Правительства 17 января 2018 года. В этот день Кабинет Министров Украины одобрил Концепцию...

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