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Postponing the WTO Ministerial Conference – Making the Unexpected Breathing Space a Turning Point

and | 6 December 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Agricultural Trade, Health, Services Trade, Trade Governance, WTO
The WTO 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which was due to take place in Geneva from 30 November – 3 December, was postponed indefinitely last minute due to new COVID-19 travel... continue reading

Trade in Environmental Services – Lowering the Barriers, Seizing the Benefits

Upcoming: 8 December 2021 10:00-11:30 CET | Online
Roundtables, Trade | Tags: Environmental Services, Green Growth, Services Trade
Major disruptions have often triggered technological revolutions and transitions to a new way of organizing production and consumption. The recovery from the Covid-19 crisis is such an opportunity for change.... continue reading

Is the OECD/G20 International Corporate Tax Reform Fair?

| 26 November 2021
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Corporate Tax, Developing Countries, Minimum Tax Rate, Tax Competition
On October 8th, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced that 136 countries have adopted its two-pillar proposal to reform the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Pillar One applies... continue reading

The Moratorium on Tariffs on E-commerce Should Stay

| 25 November 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Tariffs, WTO
The rise of the digital economy will be hitting the agenda at next week’s Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in many ways. The continuation of the... continue reading

Central Banks and Policy Coherence

23 November | Online
Monetary, Roundtables | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Governance, Financial Regulation, Monetary Policy
Modern central banks play an outsized role in our economic development through their central role in both monetary policy and financial regulation. Many are now arguing that central banks should discharge... continue reading

Carbon Prices and Carbon Leakage

and | 15 November 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Carbon Pricing, Carbon Tax
Over the past weeks, the conversation over a global carbon price has considerably moved up policy debates worldwide. Just half a year ago, hardly anyone would have seen such a... continue reading