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The EU-China Investment Deal: Perspectives of the European services sectors on new opportunities in the world’s second largest economy
Dr Pascal Kerneis is Managing Director of the European Services Forum, Brussels.
On 30 December 2020, the European Union and China have concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). What could this agreement bring to European service businesses?
Ken Ash is an Independent Consultant, IIT Visiting Fellow, and former OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture.
Well-functioning global food systems matter, to all of us. Global food systems perform well overall, and today provide more safe, nutritious, and affordable food per capita than ever before. At the same time, over 800 million people are undernourished and a higher number are overweight.
Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) was please to host an online presentation and discussion with the recent winners of the Young Scholar Paper Award offering a Paper Award who presented their papers on topics relating to International Trade and Investment in Services.
Patrick Low is Former Head of Research, WTO Secretariat
The growing virtual economy is encouraging countries to introduce digital services taxes and similar mechanisms that are discriminatory, intentionally or otherwise. They distort economic outcomes, reduce growth and generate uncertainty. They provoke trade retaliation, and destabilize tax and trade regimes. A multilateral solution to digital taxation is urgently needed.
The TIISA Network is now offering Round 4 of Research Grants. These grants are between €500 - €5000 to support research in the field of trade and investment in services and which improves knowledge of or contributes to the process of European economic integration in services. Research outcomes are expected to be published in edited volumes and in peer-reviewed journals and disseminated to the broader public through the Jean Monnet TIISA Network Working Paper series
The digital transformation of the economy and society gives rise to a need for updated regulations and rules of the game for the digitised market. Within the EU, this need has been reflected in a number of legislative initiatives, most recently the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Artificial Intelligence Act.
Jim Redden; Director, Economic Development Services Ltd. Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Trade, Adelaide University and Peter Draper
Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, Adelaide University.
A ground-breaking trade agreement set to enter into force on December 13th (soon to be announced by Trade Minister Birmingham) could open the door for a regional travel corridor between Australia, New Zealand and most Pacific Island countries, while reinforcing the importance of a rules-based trade order in the region.
Andreas Freytag, Professor and Chair of Economic Policy, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena and Visiting Professor with IIT.
The election result in the United States (USA) is now certain. Despite the refusal of leading Republicans to recognize the election result and to congratulate the election winner, everything now speaks in favor of the next (and thus 46th) President of the USA being Joseph R. Biden, Jr. This means an experienced Washington insider will again sit in the Oval Office, marking a return to more typical pre-Trumpian forms of policy and diplomacy.
Ken Ash, Independent Consultant, IIT Visiting Fellow, and former OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in a world characterized by high trade tensions and considerable inertia across the multilateral trading system. A number of countries were moving towards plurilateral, regional and bilateral trade arrangements, and some governments were already beginning to explore ways in which they might more actively shape domestic economic activity.
The Institute for International Trade partnered with the Trade and Investment Research Network to deliver an informative webinar with our distinguished panel for a substantive discussion on the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies. ‘What is the G20's role in reforming industrial subsidies?’ was the central question assessed by a panel of distinguished trade experts during this recent webinar.
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