Program: Trade

Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Anachronism Whose Time Has Gone

| 24 September 2018
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Investment, ISDS, Services Trade
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) – a mechanism that allows foreign investors to bring claims against host governments to an international arbitral tribunal – is a postcolonial relic that should be abolished. ... continue reading

Mend It, Don´t End It: The case for upgrading the G20’s pledge on protectionism

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External, Trade | Tags: Protectionism, Services Trade
Despite neutering the official monitoring of protectionism, unmistakable evidence assembled from state sources demonstrates that G20 members routinely violate their “no protectionism” pledge. ... continue reading

Mitigating the Adjustment Costs of International Trade

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External, Trade | Tags: Employment
The evidence demonstrating that nations gain from trade is overwhelming. However, trade liberalization can cause disruption to firms and workers, and its gains and losses are spread unevenly. ... continue reading

Energy Tax Expenditures in a Globalized Economy

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Discussion Notes, Fiscal, Trade | Tags: Energy, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
Countries around the world have introduced energy taxes to expand revenues, reduce energy consumption and curb greenhouse gas emissions. In that context, they have frequently also implemented tax provisions to lower the energy tax bill for certain industries, households and regions. Tax exemptions and deductions ... continue reading

Trade Policy, Inclusiveness and the Rise of the Service Economy

25-26 April 2018
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Inclusiveness, Services Trade
The Council on Economic Policies, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization are organizing a workshop on 25-26 April, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, on policy relevant aspects of the links between trade in services and inclusive growth. ... continue reading