10 results about THE E15 INITIATIVE


RESEARCH

Enhancing Coherence and Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System in an Era of Regionalism

January 22, 2016

This paper examines the implications of this new era of regionalism and offers recommendations on how the system of RTAs can best be leveraged to advance trade and development. Seven policy options... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Regulatory Cooperation: Lessons from the WTO and the World Trade Regime

January 22, 2016

Trade friction today is largely due to regulatory diversity as contemporary markets are chiefly segmented through non-tariff barriers. The purpose of the paper is to enquire into regulatory coopera... READ MORE

RESEARCH

The E15 Initiative: Strengthening the Global Trade and Investment System in the 21st Century

January 22, 2016

World trade has experienced a significant slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis. Over this period, the global ratio of trade expansion to income growth has halved. An effective global trade and... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Enhancing Coherence and Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System in the Era of Regionalism

January 1, 2016

Over the past two decades, regional trade agreements (RTAs) have proliferated alongside the WTO system, involving a wide variety of agreements. In the absence of significant progress on the multila... READ MORE

RESEARCH

RTA Exchange: Organising the World’s Information on Regional Trade Agreements

March 1, 2014

This think piece argues that the traditional approaches to monitor, constrain, and regulate RTAs are antiquated, both because WTO Members are not invested in such approaches, and because RTAs are o... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Plurilaterals and the Multilateral Trading System

December 1, 2013

The multilateral trading system was shaped by plurilateral agreements. Given the size of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) membership and the diversity of interests in play, it is possible... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Regional Trade Agreements: Development Challenges and Policy Options

December 1, 2013

Regional trade agreements (RTAs) have proliferated around the globe in the past decades. There has been an intense debate about their implications for the world trading system. By now, the evidence... READ MORE

RESEARCH

When the Immovable Object Meets the Unstoppable Force: Multilateralism, Regionalism and Deeper Integration

December 1, 2013

The experience of trade negotiations of the past decade shows that the multilateral system is at an impasse. Not only has it been difficult to get agreement on traditional issues such as meaningful... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Will the WTO have Functional Value in the Mega-regional World of FTAs?

December 1, 2013

If all mega-regional trade and economic integration projects under negotiations are successfully completed, it would see the most important international goods, services, and investment transaction... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Will the WTO have Functional Value in the Mega-regional World of FTAs?

December 1, 2013

If all mega-regional trade and economic integration projects under negotiations are successfully completed, it would see the most important international goods, services, and investment transaction... READ MORE