14 January 2016

THE COMMONWEALTH IN THE UNFOLDING GLOBAL TRADE LANDSCAPE – COMMONWEALTH TRADE REVIEW 2015. Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat (2015). This publication reviews how the changing global trade landscape is affecting Commonwealth countries, and what responses these countries are undertaking as a result. Along with analysing possible opportunities these changes may have for Commonwealth countries’ trade prospects, the report features a series of insights on issues relating to trade’s role in promoting development. The publication is available here.

UNCTAD’S INVESTMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT NAVIGATOR. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2015). This navigator is an upgraded version of the UN agency’s investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) case database, focusing on ongoing international arbitration cases between investors and governments where public information is available. The navigator can be accessed on UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Hub website.

ADVANCING TRADE DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY INTO INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Published by the Export Council of Australia (2015). This report focuses on ten countries – Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Chile, and New Zealand – in reviewing trade promotion services provided by public agencies. The authors discuss the lessons learned, while aiming to generate additional insights regarding trade promotion. To learn more about the report, visit the Export Council of Australia’s website

THE GREAT TRADE-OFF: CONFRONTING MORAL CONFLICTS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION. By Steven R. Weisman for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (January 2016). This new book examines the fall-out from the 2008 global financial and economic crisis, as well as what factors contributed to it. The author brings together insights from the fields of economics, moral philosophy, politics, and history to construct his analysis. More information about the book is available here.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE BY COMMODITY STATISTICS, VOLUME 2015, ISSUE 5. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2015). This regular OECD publication provides annual data of trade by the organisation’s member countries, broken down both by partner country and in value by commodity. The volume is available here.

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