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...
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...
Snowy Mountain Top
22 December 2017
Dear friends, partners and colleagues, 2017 has been a complex year for international cooperation; in at least two of the fronts of our constant attention, the global trade and...
20 December 2017
Energy dual pricing has been a contentious topic in the WTO for decades, but now the focus is on its harmful environmental effects. Dual pricing encourages wasteful consumption of...
8 December 2017
In this post, the author discusses e-commerce from the perspective of developing countries. By identifying the dependencies in regulating the digital economy, the author argues...
8 December 2017
In this post, the author suggests different avenues and data sources to improve the transparency of fisheries subsidies. This could help bring WTO members closer to a negotiated...
8 December 2017
In this post, the author introduces a method that provides a universal yet flexible approach to determining the “degree of small-scaleness” of a fishery. This approach could serve...

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