Tag: WTO

The WTO is Back in Business?

| 10 December 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Services Trade, Trade Governance, WTO
The building on Lake Geneva which houses the WTO stands as the symbol of the multilateral trading system and the bastion of global non-discrimination in trade governance. Meetings held under WTO auspices, whether physical or virtual, attract global participation by all trading partners. No other ... continue reading

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 restrictions. Despite hectic activity on a rather modest agenda during the run-up to the event, ... 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 provisional e-commerce moratorium is one of them – and one that is critical. The e-commerce ... continue reading

Digital Trade: Top Trade Negotiation Priorities for Cross-Border Data Flows and Online Trade in Services

, , , , and | 16 September 2021
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Services Trade, WTO
This policy brief sets out recommendations to achieve a new multilateral framework of trade rules in the digital arena, thereby facilitating continued digital transformation of services and growth in cross-border flows of data. The present moment is critical. Successful conclusion of World Trade Organization (WTO) ... continue reading

South-South Preferential Trade Agreements in Services – Economic Potential Lying Idle

| 4 October 2016
Blog, Trade | Tags: Services Trade, WTO
Imagine the Central African Republic and Cameroon investing in the compatibility and quality of their railway tracks, and eventually merging their railways altogether. The producers in the Central African Republic would get easy access to the sea, while Cameroon’s railway and ports would benefit from ... continue reading