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Divergent transatlantic approaches to post-Bali agenda appearing in WTO
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Divergent transatlantic approaches to post-Bali agenda appearing in WTO

[sh_light_text ]World Trade Organization (WTO) members adopted a much-awaited trade agreement centred on trade facilitation concluded in Bali in December last year. This first multilateral agreement since the WTO was created in 1994 is a step forward on the way to completing the “Doha Development Round” of multilateral trade negotiations launched in 2001. …

Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals

Comment: G20 and protectionism: What’s there to (really) worry about?

[sh_light_text ]Has G20 protectionism been talked up too much? The latest World Trade Organization (WTO) report, published jointly with the OECD, on trade restrictive measures in the G20 group of leading industrial economies and emerging markets,  reveals that protectionism has not significantly been on the rise. Yet there are ‘murky’ areas of …

Investment Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals

Blog: UNCTAD & WTO reports on investment & trade measures – EU in all this

Yesterday, new facts and numbers of about international trade and investment policies came out of Geneva. A short UNCTAD-OECD report on G20 Investment Measures was published, and the WTO released its semi-annual report on trade measures as a means to track  down protectionist tendencies. Borderlex is interested in how Europe is …

Editor’s Column – Global value chains: Is Europe’s trade policy fit for purpose?
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Editor’s Column – Global value chains: Is Europe’s trade policy fit for purpose?

[sh_light_text]Is European Union (EU) trade policy fit for the 21st century global value-chain world? The way we view international trade is changing. Today’s most competitive businesses are those which are plugged into transnational production networks. Trade policy thus increasingly needs to focus on reducing the costs of doing business internationally …