6 October 2016

THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRADE AGREEMENT. Edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans. Published by Cambridge University Press (August 2016). This book features a series of contributions from top experts in trade and environment, who together make the case for developed a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (SETA). The chapters examine how to address trade barriers in goods and services in a way that supports scaling up the supply and deployment of sustainable energy. To learn more about the book, visit the Cambridge University Press website.

IMPLEMENTING THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT: FROM VISION TO REALITY. By Nora Neufeld for the World Trade Organization (WTO) (September 2016). The paper chronicles the path from the conclusion of the talks at the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference to the present as the global trade body prepares for the Agreement to enter into force. The author provides an overview of the ratification efforts to date, along with looking forward to future work, including the trade deal’s implementation.  The publication can be found here.

TRADE POLICIES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (September 2016). This paper surveys the types of trade and trade-related policies that are the most relevant to facilitate increased and improved country participation in global value chains (GVCs). It also examines what such policies mean for GVCs’ potential to support sustainable development objectives. The new paper is available for download here.

PARTICIPATION IN GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS IN LATIN AMERICA: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRADE AND TRADE-RELATED POLICY. By Julien Gourdon and Przemyslaw Kowalski for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (September 2016). This report reviews global value chain (GVC) participation in select Latin American countries, looking at a series of trade-related topics such as preferential trade accords in this context. The publication is available for download here

TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT, 2016: STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINED GROWTH. Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (September 2016). This report reviews recent trends in the global economy and focuses on the policies needed to foster structural transformation. The full report is available for download here.

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