Sectors & issues

ITA-II – or how trade multilateralism has become a Chinese puzzle
Digital WTO & Plurilaterals

ITA-II – or how trade multilateralism has become a Chinese puzzle

The much vaunted so-called ITA-II deal that expands the 1996 World Trade Organization’s Information Technology Agreement reached in Geneva on 24 July will be obsolete very quickly, argues Hosuk Lee Makiyama. Also, contrary to frequently aired views, the agreement is not likely to revive the multilateral system. The deal shows that final compromises …

Exclusive interview: MEP Viviane Reding on TiSA
Services

Exclusive interview: MEP Viviane Reding on TiSA

This week, the thirteenth round of ‘trade in services agreement’ talks in Geneva will focus on taking stock of three years of negotiations to open up services trade among 25 World Trade Organization members. In an exclusive interview with Iana Dreyer, MEP Viviane Reding shares an EU parliamentarian’s view on …