6 September 2017
The incorporation of sustainable development provisions in deeper regional trade agreements has expanded over time . In this article, the authors explore prospects for using such agreements as building blocks towards broader incorporation of sustainability provisions at a multilateral level...
31 August 2017
Compared with just five years ago the world has made tremendous advances on the climate issue, but the strategies for achieving cooperation are still a work in progress. In this...
25 August 2017
In this article, the author reviews China’s experience with environmental and labour provisions by looking at its regional trade agreements, especially in terms of the evolution...
22 August 2017
While reform will require considerable care, the most important prerequisite for curbing fossil fuel subsidies using the WTO framework is the recognition that climate change is...
17 August 2017
Eliminating subsidies that contribute to illegal fishing activities, formulating enforceable WTO rules, and using a well-established forum for informed discussions among flag,...
14 August 2017
Despite the high costs involved, a large number of governments hold wheat and rice stocks. In this article, the author considers the factors that drive public stockholding...
4 August 2017
The Hamburg Summit marked the eighth year since the G20 committed to phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies (FFSs). Despite repeated calls from countries most vulnerable to...
13 July 2017
As industry has moved to integrate and consolidate manufacturing, the application of domestic-centric regulations can engender unnecessary and duplicative actions and costs across...
6 July 2017
With no major regulatory leap forward in the shape of a multilateral or plurilateral digital trade agreement likely in the short term, interim knowledge and capacity-building steps by the G20 could be taken to boost the enabling environment for online goods and services trade, and keep alive...
6 July 2017
Even if the U.S. is not on board for climate change, G20 leaders can still make important headway by taking decisive action on clean energy initiatives, establishing carbon...

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