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FROM OUR EXPERTS > VIEW EXPERTS

The Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM), adopted by the newly created World Trade Organization (WTO) during the Uruguay Round, was a breakthrough in disciplining the use of subsidies. It established disciplines prohibiting the …

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Since the stalling of the Doha Round – which was designed to be development friendly – the main trade negotiation action has shifted to mega-regional initiatives. These agreements – particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, being the …

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A compelling case can be made for the principle, originally developed in the non-violation cases and now in Article 5 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM), that a new and unanticipated subsidy …

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The middle-income trap is a situation in which middle-income countries face a slowdown of growth. It tends to occur when middle-income countries get caught between low-wage manufacturers and high-wage innovators—their wage rates are too high …

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Estimates show that fossil fuel subsidies average USD 400–600 billion annually worldwide while renewable energy (RE) subsidies amounted to USD 66 billion in 2010 and are predicted to rise to USD 250 billion annually by …

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Expert Groups

E15 experts are divided into 15 thematic groups and three task forces addressing horizontal issues. The groups meet regularly with the goal of delivering a set of policy options in 2015.

Engagement

Key stakeholders – WTO Ambassadors and political, civil society and business leaders – are engaged in roundtable dialogues and World Economic Forum meetings to help validate ideas and align interests.

Governance

The E15 is guided by a Steering Board made up of prominent global leaders, including business executives, government representatives, and think tank heads.