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Government subsidies and environmental costs
Ken Ash is an Independent Consultant, IIT Visiting Fellow, and former OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture.
The economic and trade distortions caused by ill-conceived government support for sectors ranging from agriculture, fisheries and fossil fuels to aluminium (2019, 2021), steel and semiconductors are enormous. While this is explicitly recognized by G7, G20 and APEC member governments, amongst others, the pace of subsidy reform remains glacial.
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Webinar: An Enhanced Measure of Regional Cooperation and Integration
Webinar: 7 October, 2021. Regional cooperation and integration is rapidly evolving as new forms of digital connectivity and environmental cooperation emerge. How will these impact RCI dynamics and the pace of progress for Asia and the Pacific?
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Prospects for future UK-Australia Services Trade
George Riddell Director of Trade Strategy at EY, London.
On 17 June 2021, Australia and the United Kingdom announced an Agreement in Principle on a new Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since then, negotiators on both sides have been hammering out the details of the legal text of the agreement. This article assesses the prospects for services trade between the countries.
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COVID-19 and Global Sea Transport
Douglas C. Lippoldt and Carlos A. Primo Braga
Maritime shipping has been at the very core of the globalisation process. It is a carefully balanced system that maximises capacity utilisation while adapting to annual shifts in demand and long-term trends in economic development. COVID-19 has delivered a dramatic shock to the system. This brief assesses the damage done thus far, and then identifies a number of policy interventions that can improve the resilience of global shipping, boosting the stability of global supply chains.
The Landing Zone in Trade Agreements for Cross-Border Data Flows
Dr Pascal Kerneis, expert in the European services industry in international trade and investment negotiations.
The digitalisation of the world economy is continuing at a fast pace. Its successful progress is dependent on the ability to move data as freely as possible across international borders. Digital trade chapters are therefore becoming a critical part of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade agreements.
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Public-Private Dialogue on Services "Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economy"
The Asia Pacific Services Coalition (APSC) and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), co-sponsored by Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) invite you to a
Public-Private Dialogue on Services, with the theme, “Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery”. The two-day webinar will gather international experts, APEC officials and business leaders to share experience and best practices, and from there, draw lessons on how the services sector can build-back-better and build-back-broader the world economy.
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WTO Public Forum 2021: Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience
Public Forum 2021 — “Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience”.The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event regularly attracts over 1,500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organizations.
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Services are essential too! Identifying the missing link in trade policy proposals during the pandemic
Dr Sherry Stephenson, Convenor, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Services Network.
Considerable discussion has been carried out over the past 18 months on how to most effectively address the COVID-19 health pandemic in an international context, particularly the critical role of trade in providing the necessary channels for moving essential medical equipment, vaccines and therapeutics, across borders
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The Topology of E-commerce Governance
Nicholas Frank, Associate Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University.
Global e-commerce is governed by a dense web of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). While the literature on e-commerce governance is growing, our knowledge of the landscape of the e-commerce governance system remains limited.
Trade Skills and Knowledge in the Private Sector
Tuesday 14 September, 2021. The Institute for International Trade (IIT) in partnership with the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Ernst & Young LLP, held an interactive webinar with leading experts for an interactive discussion on emerging trade capacity gaps for businesses.
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