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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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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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iPhones & US Trade Rules

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email Apple, the tech giant, is currently engaged in a fight with the US Government. At the request of the Department of Justice, a California court has issued a warrant requiring that Apple help the FBI to unlock the iphone used in a terrorist attack that killed 14 people. Apple is resisting the order. Some analysts have raised questions about the court’s order: “If a court has the power to order a third party like Apple to...

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TPP by the Numbers

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email TPP – the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement was formally signed in New Zealand on February 4, 2016. TPP aims to create one regional market for goods and services from its member countries which all border the Pacific Ocean. It also establishes the rules by which the member countries will need to trade with each other. These rules, and other provisions in the agreement, have generated mixed responses – praise from...

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WTO 10th Ministerial Conference: The Nairobi Package on LDCs

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Nairobi package adopted at the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference (December 15-19, 2015) contained the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration along with five Ministerial Decisions. The three Ministerial Decisions on Agriculture were discussed in our last post. This post discusses the two Decisions on Least Developed Countries. 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) meet the United Nations (UN) definition as the world’s poorest...

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