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This paper provides an overview of the intersection between oceans and fisheries issues, and trade policy. It surveys the current state and major trends in global fisheries and trade in fishery products; the environmental and …

This think piece argues that the traditional approaches to monitor, constrain, and regulate RTAs are antiquated, both because WTO Members are not invested in such approaches, and because RTAs are on balance a positive force …

Demand for services go hand in hand with rising incomes as the productive fabric of countries moves away from industrialization to services. In addition, ongoing digitalization has changed consumer behavior. This leads to changes in …

December 2014

In the wee hours of last Sunday morning, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, finally concluded this year’s talks with a narrow outcome that provided a little more clarity on the path …

This think piece examines the emergence of global innovations networks and their implications for multilateral trade rules. After pointing out, that the WTO agreements were reached with little direct attention paid to globally connected innovation …

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