19 results about DOHA ROUND


RESEARCH

The Changing Global Trade Architecture: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Development

July 1, 2016

This piece explores questions around the changing global trading architecture over the past 15 years. It examines how these changes have impacted on Africa’s economic development and the natu... READ MORE

BLOG

Can the WTO Embrace Regional Trade Agreements?

June 1, 2016

One of the reasons – certainly not the only one - why countries have moved to regional negotiations is the long... READ MORE

NEWS

The TPP and the Sputtering Global Trade System

January 26, 2016

With the death-knell of the Doha Round seemingly signaled at the recent Nairobi Ministerial, and questions about the relevancy of the WTO intensifying, anyone reflecting on the current state of the gl... READ MORE

NEWS

Post-Doha trading system: Five points for African economies to consider

January 6, 2016

The package that came out of the December 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi—the first hosted by an African nation—has been hailed as one of the most substantial pac... READ MORE

NEWS

Bridges Daily Update # 2 - WTO Negotiating Function Under Scrutiny as Ministerial Begins

December 17, 2015

Trade ministers continued to disagree over the future of the WTO’s negotiating function, as talks for the organisation’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya... READ MORE

NEWS

The Nairobi Ministerial - Time to Pull the Plug on the Doha Development Round?

December 17, 2015

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding its 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. While a deal promoting the interests of developed countries, known as the Doha Development Agenda (DDA)... READ MORE

NEWS

IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

December 16, 2015

More than 50 members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded the biggest tariff-reduction deal in almost two decades, eliminating restrictions on the $1.3tn trade of 201 IT products. Th... READ MORE

NEWS

The WTO’s Nairobi meetings: time to stop the rot

December 16, 2015

The World Trade Organization’s Tenth Ministerial Conference gets under way today in Nairobi – the first time the meetings have been held in Africa. Fourteen years ago, the WTO launched its Doha Round... READ MORE

NEWS

Hopes fade for Doha trade talks deal as WTO convenes in Kenya

December 15, 2015

Hopes of a breakthrough in the stalled Doha trade negotiations at World Trade Organisation gathering this week have faded after the conference chairwoman rejected calls for a new approach. Diplomats s... READ MORE

NEWS

WTO Conference Opens in Kenya

December 15, 2015

The first World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference on African soil has begun in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Addressing the 10th ministerial conference Tuesday, Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister... READ MORE

NEWS

The United States tries to euthanize the Doha round

December 14, 2015

One of the truisms of the postwar multilateral trade negotiations is that each “round” of trade talks has been longer than the previous one. The Uruguay round, which led to the creation of the World T... READ MORE

NEWS

WTO failure to adapt to trade shifts could hamstring progress at Nairobi talks

December 14, 2015

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) could miss an opportunity to advance fairer international trade at its 10th ministerial conference in Kenya this week as it struggles to respond to a growing shift t... READ MORE

NEWS

We are at the end of the line on the Doha Round of trade talks

December 13, 2015

This week trade ministers will gather to engage once again in the Doha Round of talks which, for all the initial hopes it represented, simply has not delivered. If global trade is to drive development... READ MORE

NEWS

The WTO turns 20, but will it make it to 30?

December 1, 2015

The recently agreed upon but not yet signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will cover 12 countries and 40 percent of global GDP, is certain to loom large as the World Trade Organization (WTO)... READ MORE

NEWS

TPP as inspiration for the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi?

November 1, 2015

At the beginning of October, 12 Pacific Rim countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade pact, as it includes many issues th... READ MORE

RESEARCH

How Much Will the Davos Initiative Help Reduce Trade Barriers in “Green Goods”?

March 1, 2014

At its launch in 2001, the Doha Round of trade negotiations was dubbed the round for the “Developing Countries and for the protection of the environment.” Under Doha, World Trade Organi... READ MORE

RESEARCH

The 2013 WTO Bali Ministerial: Prospects and New Horizons

November 1, 2013

Failure to address these issues will make further significant progress on the Doha Round difficult, notwithstanding a successful outcome in Bali. An important wild card is what impact other large b... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Obama's Pivot to Europe: Forget China. An EU trade deal would be the real game-changer.

February 1, 2013

The fact is, the U.S. and the EU have it in their power to enact a potentially game-changing policy that could boost economic growth on both side of the Atlantic, help the transatlantic allies deal... READ MORE

RESEARCH

How Can Trade Policy Help America Compete?

October 1, 2012

This policy brief argues that the United States needs new initiatives that discipline foreign practices, increase access to foreign markets, revitalize the World Trade Organization (WTO), improve t... READ MORE