The Future of the Global Trade and Investment Architecture

November 19, 2015

The global trade and investment architecture (GTIA) plays a critical role in shaping the organisation and structure of international commerce – from production and distribution to consumption. In so doing, the architecture impacts trade and investment outcomes, with a range of economic, social, and environmental implications. Yet the GTIA faces a suite of tensions and questions—some longstanding and some new—about whose interests it best advances, its distributional impacts, as well as its responsiveness to changing market forces and needs, and political demands.

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Topics: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

Authors: CAROLYN DEERE BIRKBECK KIMBERLEY BOTWRIGHT

Publishing Institution: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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