Contributor: Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås

Trade in Marine Debris Collection Services

and | 15 December 2022
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Biodiversity Risk, Environmental Services, Services Trade
The economic costs of marine debris to the APEC region are high. It is critical to remove restrictions on trade, investment and the temporary movement of people needed to engage in debris clean-up services. APEC Ministers have noted how environmental services are important to prevent, ... continue reading

Digital Industrialization: Building Internationally Competitive Digital Industries With Global Value Chain Connectivity

, , , , , , and | 14 October 2022
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Digital Economy, Trade Governance
Formulating domestic strategies to develop digital industries and increase participation in fast growing “tech trade” has emerged as a policy priority across the G20. This requires a balancing act between industrialization versus employment objectives, data protection and national security goals versus international competitiveness and openness. ... continue reading

Trade and the Environment: Focus on the Goals!

| 12 August 2022
Blog, Trade | Tags: Environment, WTO
Environmental concerns are moving up the trade policy agenda both in the WTO and regional trade agreements where countries discuss liberalizing trade in environmental goods and services. A first step is to agree on a definition of environmental goods and services. However, discussions have been ... continue reading

Cross-border Movement of People and Its Critical Role for Services Trade

and | 28 February 2022
Blog, Trade | Tags: Mode 4, Services Trade, WTO
The importance of cross-border movement of people for services trade and the functioning of global value chains has been amply demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis. While in normal times – and during the financial crisis in 2008 – services trade has been less volatile than ... continue reading

The EU Digital Market Regulations: Rule-Maker or Deal-Breaker?

, and | 3 February 2022
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Services Trade
The digital transformation of the economy and society gives rise to a need for updated regulations and rules of the game for the digitised market. Within the EU, this need has been reflected in a number of legislative initiatives, most recently the Digital Markets Act (DMA), ... continue reading