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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The incorporation of sustainable development provisions in deeper regional trade agreements has expanded over time.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

As industry has moved to integrate and consolidate manufacturing, the application of domestic-centric regulations can engender unnecessary and duplicative actions and costs across sectors. In this article, the author draws upon lessons learned from the Canada-US regulatory cooperation effort to ex

Monday, June 12, 2017

The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business, consume, produce and interact with one another. ICTs are reducing traditional trade barriers like distance and time, allowing businesses and consumers around the globe to connect and trade.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Most products today are made globally. The inputs used in their making come from all over the world, which means producers rely on highly integrated and well-functioning supply chains to obtain the necessary inputs in a timely and cost efficient way. Consequently, regulation designed with domestic needs only is no longer sufficient.

 

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.

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