TTIP Negotiators Reiterate 2016 Goal, While Noting Market Access Gaps

July 21, 2016

US and EU officials reaffirmed last week that they still aim to clinch a bilateral trade and investment pact this year, while acknowledging that much work remains in areas such as market access fol... READ MORE


Assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Volume 1: Market Access and Sectoral Issues

February 1, 2016

After five and a half years of negotiations, the Barack Obama administration concluded the most ambitious free trade deal of the postwar era on October 5, 2015. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... READ MORE


Indonesia to speed up EU CEPA negotiation

January 26, 2016

Indonesia will speed up negotiations on the Indonesia-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), aiming to have an agreement with the EU come into effect within two years... READ MORE


The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Assessing the scope for green procurement

December 1, 2015

The WTO's revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) covers government purchasing of goods, services, and construction work valued at US$1.7 trillion annually. The most serious threat to the a... READ MORE


TTIP – Is free trade coming to the north Atlantic?

May 1, 2014

The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are about a year old and making only slow progress. This column argues that TTIP is a long-run project that will probably tak... READ MORE


“No Big Deal” says Krugman

March 1, 2014

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Paul Krugman calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “No big deal”. This column looks at Krugman’s main arguments against the TPP, and looks... READ MORE