Can global issues have a regional solution?

Volume
4,
Number
3
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8 April 2015
13 April 2015
The Mauritian government agreed to join the Trade in Services Agreement, better known as TiSA, negotiations according to a decision published last month by the Prime Minister’s Cabinet. On joining the TiSA, Mauritius will offer the same market access conditions to the World Trade Organisation...
13 April 2015
Mauritius’ intent to join TISA and the EU’s position on the LDC Services Waiver suggest a rare instance where regional negotiations – in this case, the Economic Partnership Agreements – are directly influencing discussions at the multilateral level. But bringing EPA ambitions into Geneva means...
13 April 2015
Arancha González is an expert in international trade issues with over 20 years of experience, and currently serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy...
8 April 2015
Abstract: Several WTO members indicated concrete sectors and modes of supply where they intend to provide preferential treatment to least developed countries’ services and services suppliers at a WTO High-Level Meeting on 5 February. What strategy did the LDC Group utilize to influence such notable...
8 April 2015
Abstract: The support for trade remedy mechanisms in Africa is associated with challenges. Many African countries will have to face such a reality in the coming years as they are busy laying out their first ever trade remedy regulatory and institutional frameworks. Developed countries have...
8 April 2015
Abstract: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of countries has tabled a series of elements that it says should define a potential WTO work programme on the Doha Round talks, according to a communication circulated by Barbados on the Group’s behalf in March. Various elements for defining...
8 April 2015
Abstract: The launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area will now take place from 7-10 June in Egypt during the third COMESA – EAC - SADC Tripartite Summit, sources have confirmed. The TFTA, once enacted, would bring together the East African Community (EAC), the Southern African Development...
8 April 2015
LDCs table proposal to protect pharma patents The WTO’s poorest members tabled a proposal in late February for extending their transitional period for enforcing global trade rules protecting pharmaceutical patents and clinical data, along with a related waiver involving patent protection and...
8 April 2015
Argentina’s Agricultural Trade Policy and Sustainable Development – ICTSD – March 2015 Argentina is one of the largest exporters of agricultural goods and its policies have significant implications for global food security and agriculture markets. This study analyses the extent to which Argentina’s...