Program: Trade

Services Trade and the Gender Wage Gap: The Case of India

and | 31 May 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: India, Inequality, Services Trade, Wage Gap
India’s female labour force participation rate is less than half of the global average and the gender wage gap is substantial. With higher tertiary graduation rates and excelling in frontier skills for the future, women constitute a talent pool that India can ill afford to ... continue reading

Digital Trade Policies – Charting a Way Towards More Transparency

3 June, 2021 15.00-16.00 CET | Online
Panel, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Trade Policy
The digital transformation of economic activities, including international trade, has accelerated during the Covid-19 crisis. Consequently, policies affecting trade in the digital economy have gained prominence in the WTO as well as regional trade agreements. The Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce that is currently ... continue reading

Globalization and Digitalization – Interconnections Between Taxation, Trade and Investment

3, 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Services Trade, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Recent decades have witnessed structural changes in the way production is organized. Trade and investment liberalization together with technological developments, notably in transport and communications, have substantially reduced trade and foreign investment costs and enabled global value chains, supported by global finance, to proliferate. As ... continue reading

Digital Taxes and Trade in Services

10 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digital Tax, Services Trade
International income tax rules rest on the principles that taxes are paid in the jurisdiction where the company has physical presence, taxes are based on profits, and there are profit allocation rules. These tax rules need to be updated as economic activities go digital – ... continue reading

Trade in Environmental Services: The Quiet Revolution

and | 29 March 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Environment, Services Trade, Sustainable Development
A significant number of WTO members have taken steps to revive the discussions on the role that traded environmental goods and services could play in a green recovery. This is encouraging. While technology offers significant opportunities for a green recovery, more needs to be done ... continue reading