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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Access to preferential import tariffs under free trade agreements (FTAs) is governed by rules of origin designed to be a non-tariff barrier to trade that prevents non-members from enjoying the preferential tariffs under FTAs. Goods which do not meet origin criteria cannot benefit from preferential tariffs under an FTA.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Two weeks ago, the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector (INT) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a Dialogue on inclusive Rules of Origin (RoO)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

This past two weeks, leaders from around the world gathered in New York to attend the United Nation’s General Assembly.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

These days, the amount of data available about anything, anywhere, is growing much faster than our ability to process and really understand it. This is true in many fields, but especially in matters of international trade. Statistics on trade flows are available in over 5,000 product categories for all countries, and even more detail for many.

Friday, June 03, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, with its emphasis on dismantling behind-the-border trade restrictions and on fostering regulatory coherence, is often referred to as the new “gold standard” for preferential trade agreements. The road ahead - in terms of its ratification by the parliaments of TPP members - will be a treacherous one.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

One of the reasons – certainly not the only one - why countries have moved to regional negotiations is the long-lasting deadlock in the Doha negotiations. Yet, the WTO continues to play a critical role in today’s global economy.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The WTO is at a critical juncture. For almost 70 years, the multilateral trading system embodied first by the GATT and now by the WTO has provided an unprecedented level of stability and predictability in the way most countries conduct their trade operations.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
At ICTSD for a number of years we have been closely studying the nature and evolution of today’s  global trade and investment system, better described using Keohane and Victor’s “regime complex” conceptualisation.
Monday, January 04, 2016

On October 5 the twelve members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) announced the conclusion of negotiations.