12 October 2018
Investment facilitation measures that are correctly designed and effectively implemented have the potential to advance sustainable investment. Certain elements of investment...
9 October 2018
Services facilitation refers to the simplification, modernisation, and harmonisation of services regulations with a view to reducing transaction costs. It is a key component of...
5 October 2018
Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and smart contracts can be a key component of trade facilitation, bringing greater transparency, accountability, efficiency, and...
1 October 2018
The World Trade Organization remains an indispensable organisation but it requires urgent modernisation. Members have to face the reality that the organisation requires non-...
21 September 2018
States now face two competing – and strengthening – influences with respect to industrial policy: heightened scrutiny of industrial policy measures and heightened expectations for...
18 September 2018
A central weakness of the Paris Agreement on climate change is the absence of sanctions against recalcitrant countries. Border carbon adjustments could be the world’s best hope to...
14 September 2018
The cumulative difficulties faced by the multilateral trading system today are tantamount to a full-blown crisis. There is a temptation on the part of policymakers and pundits to...
14 September 2018
Our current resource use is unsustainable – the circular economy provides a solution through its focus on behavioural change, resource and energy efficiency, and the closing of material loops. The focus of the circular economy is on the full life cycle of products. In today’s globalised world, raw...
11 September 2018
Effective dispute settlement raises the value of trade agreements and the return on governments’ investment in trade agreement negotiations. Three practical ideas could help...
5 September 2018
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a great threat to the sustainability of oceans and marine ecosystems. For World Trade Organization disciplines on IUU fishing...

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