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03/06/2017
Antoni Estevadeordal

Across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), governments are asking how they can spur growth in a challenging and uncertain global context.

11/17/2016
Willemien Viljoen

As negotiators pursue talks on a workable agricultural safeguard mechanism at the World Trade Organization, it is critical that they have access to up-to-date and reliable information on the extent to which recent bilateral and regional trade deals include clauses on safeguards.

12/13/2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The objective of this paper is to provide policymakers in the fields of trade and sustainable development with a brief overview of the main elements and potential implications of the environmental aspects of the TPP.

12/20/2016
Judith Fessehaie

This paper aims to provide an understanding of West Africa’s potential for participation in GVCs.

12/20/2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

This paper examines the key elements bearing upon regional integration in Africa. It argues that integration should be conceived as a a means to respond to the development aspirations of societies across the continent starting with concerns around poverty alleviation, food security, and access to essential services.

02/15/2017
Jeffrey J. Schott

As promised throughout the campaign, one of the first acts carried out by President Donald Trump was to order the US Trade Representative to withdraw formally from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a megaregional trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. The administration instead plans to pursue new bilateral trade pacts in the Asia-Pacific region.

02/15/2017
Kent Boydston

The debate over imposing a 20 percent border adjustment tax against Mexico has raised a number of questions, but one of the most imponderable is whether and how Mexico might retaliate should such a tax be adopted. The question is more than hypothetical. The record shows that Mexico has the means and the will to fight back. In fact, it has done so in the past.

02/07/2017
Dean Baker

In May of 2016 the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its assessment of the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This paper highlights the main findings of the ITC report and explains their derivation and implications. It also examines several issues that were explicitly excluded from analysis in the ITC report.

01/26/2016
Anabela Correia de Brito, Céline Kauffmann, Jacques Pelkmans

This study takes stock of the institutional setting, operational modalities, strengths and weaknesses of various forms of mutual recognition when used in different sector and country contexts. It aims to build a greater understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of one of the 11 mechanisms of international regulatory co-operation identified by the OECD

12/20/2016
Martin von Lampe, Koen Deconinck, Véronique Bastien

This report provides a conceptual foundation for the analysis of international regulatory co-operation (IRC) and its potential benefits through reduced trade costs.

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