iOS app Android app

Doha Round

The 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi -- a Successful Turning Point for the Multilateral Trading System

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and Ambassador Amina Mohamed hold up the draft agreement of the Nairobi Declaration to wide approbation on 19 D...

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

US Corporate Cotton vs African Cotton Farmers at the WTO

Marie Clarke | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Marie Clarke

Developing countries have been long calling for rich countries to practice what they preach, and remove subsidies or allow them to support their own farmers. Over a decade ago, the US agreed to resolve the issue of cotton subsidies "ambitiously, expeditiously and particularly."

High Stakes for the World Trade Organization in Nairobi, Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Governments are encountering real difficulty in finding common ground on the way forward. Yet the stakes could scarcely be higher for what over the years has proved to be one of the most successful international economic institutions. Why is progress proving so difficult now?

Huge International Coalition Calls for a Big Change to WTO Agenda

Deborah James | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Deborah James

If we allow the WTO to expand liberalization, it would mean even more race-to-the-bottom policies would be bound by international law. Think of it as austerity but mandated legally, and just about impossible to get out of.

Facilitating Trade, Facilitating Development

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The idea of trade facilitation is simple: help developing countries implement measures to reduce the cost of trading across borders by improving infrastructure, institutions, services, policies, procedures, and market-oriented regulatory systems.

The Global Epidemic of Indecision

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

The epidemic of indecision is a global phenomenon with disastrous consequences. The need for global decision-making is becoming ever more critical as our decades-long beneficial trend toward more open economic policies begins to stall.

The Doha Round: Much More Than Market Access

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

There is much that the Doha Round, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular, can do to improve trade conditions around the world.

Export Drop Shows Need for New Trade Strategy

James Bacchus | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
James Bacchus

Turning up the heat a little more in this long hot summer of our national discontent is the news that American exports are declining.

Chinese Drought Could Cause Global Food Crisis

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Bacchus

The worst drought in sixty years is threatening the wheat crop in China, the world's largest wheat producer.

Obama Must Discover the WTO

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Bacchus

None too soon, Obama seems to have discovered that one of the best ways to create jobs and growth is through more world trade. To create the most jobs and the most growth through trade, he must also discover the World Trade Organization.

The BRIC Countries Come Into Their Own as Global Players

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Today, the BRICs have become essential players in international decision-making. We are acutely aware of our potential as change agents in making global governance more transparent and democratic.

Industrial Destruction Of Wildlife To Continue

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Margolis

The UN-sponsored meeting last week at Doha on preserving the world's endangered species showed once again that we have failed miserably as stewards of our fellow living creatures.

Letter from Taiwan: 100 Million Manufacturing Employees Next Door

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It probably will not take 50 years for China to take over Taiwan, and China would probably not put up with the situation for that long.

The US-India Business Council Comes of Age

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Chacko

The overflow crowd at the US-India Business Council's "Synergies Summit" emphasized how positively different the Council has become from even a dozen years ago.

Take a Dose of Battle in Seattle to Relieve Washington Fatigue

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Under the right set of circumstances -- like impending balloting on their re-election -- Congressmen do respond to public outcry.