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Davos 2018 on the Fractured Global Economy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Under the theme – Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World – attendees of the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos recognized that the undeniable gains from the growth in international trade have bypassed some countries and some people in just about every country. However, the meeting was short on remedies to address this reality. Fractured Global Economy The World Economic Forum (WEF) is held annually in Davos,...

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Opportunity to Advance a Development Dimension to Investment Facilitation

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Joint Ministerial Statement on Investment Facilitation for Development adopted on the last day of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (for our discussion on the Ministerial click here), signals an opportunity to advance a development dimension to investment facilitation. The Joint Ministerial Statement called for the start of structured discussions with the aim of developing a multilateral...

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Trade Watch 2018: The World Trade Organisation, Part II

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email – In Part I we discussed the weak and divided outcomes from the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference.   Institutional Concerns Several institutional factors explain the weak and divided outcomes from the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference. The WTO’s consensus approach to decision-making means that nothing is decided until all Members agree. Each of its 164 (as of July 2016) members has one vote. This governance structure slows...

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Trade Watch 2018: The World Trade Organisation – Part I

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Do the weak and divided outcomes of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference signal that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is becoming another example of failed multilateralism? Launched in 1995 as the world’s rulemaking organization on international trade, the stated primary purpose of the WTO is “to open trade for the benefit of all”. It seeks to act as a forum for negotiating agreements aimed at reducing obstacles to...

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In Honor of International Women’s Day 2017 – Women in Agribusiness

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Follow Email This is a guest post authored by Ashley Evans, a graduate of Loyola College of Law with an interest in international agricultural law related to trade: It’s not easy to be a woman in the agricultural trade business – their key role should be recognized and supported. International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated March 8th, provides an opportunity to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements...

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