14 results about REGIONALISM


NEWS

Asia-Pacific Report: Free-trade talks with Japan back on front burner

March 13, 2016

A leading Japanese trade policy expert says there may finally be some progress toward a Canada-Japan free-trade agreement after years of inactivity, as both Ottawa and Tokyo shift focus away from the... READ MORE

NEWS

Reflections on the WTO Nairobi outcome

March 10, 2016

The Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya was held in circumstances that left many members questioning the future of the WTO. 

 

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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

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Chile calls for a South American convergence; pledges to bring together Mercosur and Pacific Alliance

December 22, 2015

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet called for “a convergence among governments” of South America despite the “political and ideological differences”, and anticipated that C... READ MORE

RESEARCH

ASEAN Commercial Policy: A Rare Case of Outward-Looking Regional Integration

November 1, 2014

This paper analyses the work done by the ASEAN community and its role in facilitating economic development. Despite its success, ASEAN has not progressed very far in terms of becoming a formal econ... READ MORE

RESEARCH

TTIP, the multilateral trading system and Latin American countries

May 1, 2014

Mega-regional negotiations will underwrite global governance on 21st-century trade issues and facilitate the proliferation of global and regional value chains. This column writes that Latin America... READ MORE

RESEARCH

The problem with TTIP

May 1, 2014

Most economists cheer the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that the EU is currently negotiating with the US. This column argues it is a pity that TTIP and other mega-regional agreeme... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Assessing the trade impacts of the ASEAN +6 FTA

April 1, 2014

This paper assesses the potential trade impacts of the expansion of the ASEAN to ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+6 on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. It finds that bilateral exports are positively re... READ MORE

RESEARCH

NAFTA at 20: Misleading Charges and Positive Acheivements

April 1, 2014

This Policy Brief analyzes the record of NAFTA in order to clear the air so that the benefits and challenges of trade can be examined objectively. In the last 20 years, trade, investment, and econo... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Why do Countries enter into Preferential Agreements on Trade in Services?

April 1, 2014

This report examines the potential for negotiated regulatory convergence in Asian services markets. The results suggest that countries within Asia that are more remote from the rest of the world an... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains

January 1, 2014

The internationalization of production processes – the so-called global value chain (GVC) revolution – has opened a new pathway to industrial development. Nations initially join GVCs to... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Terms of Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Development: A Case of Intra-Asian “Kicking Away the ladder"?

December 1, 2013

This paper addresses in more detail the question raised in Wacker (2011b): why does foreign direct investment (FDI) generally have a positive impact on developing countries’ terms of trade ex... 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

Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in Latin America

October 1, 2002

Regional integration initiatives have long been part of the world economic landscape. In Latin America, integration flourished in the early post-war era but then lost momentum until the 1990s, when... READ MORE