2 May 2018
The April 13 agreement on greenhouse gases at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) creates a window of opportunity. “It’s about time,” some might say. The targets for...
26 April 2018
After decades of experience in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World Trade Organization, trading nations have become accustomed to orderly and predicable...
20 April 2018
The expansion of the trade facilitation agenda, expressed as Facilitation 2.0, is critical in a time of global industrial and societal reorganisation, of which the digitisation of...
16 April 2018
More than 400 million Facebook users reside in countries with no data protection legislation. With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg under pressure by the US Congress and greater...
13 March 2018
Never before has such an important climate decision attracted so little attention. After six years of persistently low carbon prices, this post argues that a recent reform of the...
7 March 2018
The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides a path for institutional innovation. This post argues that the institutions that were created by NAFTA have either not functioned well, or been insufficiently used, and that the opportunity to improve the institutions...
5 March 2018
Trade and climate change are inextricably intertwined. Yet the trade and climate regimes are set for a collision that could undermine their legitimacy and efficiency. This post...
15 February 2018
Internet-enabled commerce has the potential to reduce inequalities between and within countries, offering a tool for achieving the United Nations’ 10 th Sustainable Development...
7 February 2018
In a difficult environment for multilateral rule-making, important lessons may lie in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement’s mechanism for special and differential treatment of...
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...

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