China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

The just-concluded second video conference of G20 trade ministers sought to support global trade and investment in response to COVID-19. Measures include a short-term effort to lift the coronavirus economic gloom and a long-term goal to support WTO reforms and multilateral trade. They also seek to firm up global supply chains and shore up international … Read more China-U.S. trade tensions amid pandemic

MOFCOM: China applauds WTO efforts amid COVID-19, calls for enhanced multilateral trade

China is committed to building an open platform of cooperation with World Trade Organization (WTO) members and urges all parties to support the multilateral trading system, a senior commerce official said on Monday. Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen made the remarks while responding to a question from a CGTN reporter. The WTO has played a … Read more MOFCOM: China applauds WTO efforts amid COVID-19, calls for enhanced multilateral trade

Trump Says He’s ‘OK’ With Head of World Trade Organization Stepping Down

The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he will leave his post a year before his term expires, an unprecedented mid-term resignation at the WTO that he called a “personal decision.” Roberto Azevedo, a former diplomat from Brazil, said he will step down on Aug. 31, cutting short a seven-year tenure marked in … Read more Trump Says He’s ‘OK’ With Head of World Trade Organization Stepping Down

WTO Chief Azvedo to step down earlier amid ‘post-Covid reality’ as global economic crisis rages

The chief of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, announced he will be ending his 10-year term earlier than expected, resigning at the end of August 2020, amid a worldwide economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move would allow to choose a successor to confront what a “new post-Covid reality”, he said. … Read more WTO Chief Azvedo to step down earlier amid ‘post-Covid reality’ as global economic crisis rages

Cybersecurity under the WTO Framework: Addressing the Challenges and Adopting Solutions

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 4: Risk in Cyberspace—International Legal Dimensions, by Sarah Alturki, LL.M. Graduate, University of Edinburgh. The Cambridge International Law Journal 9th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference on the theme of ‘International Law and Global Risks: Current Challenges in Theory and … Read more Cybersecurity under the WTO Framework: Addressing the Challenges and Adopting Solutions

WTO: International trade is forecast to fall up to 32%

The World Trade Organization (WTO) says international trade is forecast to fall 13 to 32 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The WTO says in a report that the drop would be worse than the 2008 global financial crisis. The wide range in its forecast is due to the pandemic’s unpredictable nature. And it remains … Read more WTO: International trade is forecast to fall up to 32%

What is the “Westless” global order? | The Bottom Line

The former US national security adviser, John Bolton, once said: “There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world – that is, the US.” When the West, led by the United States, wanted to make sure that World Wars I … Read more What is the “Westless” global order? | The Bottom Line

Turbo talks: Clarifying the UK’s position in the WTO

In this video, Dr Lorand Bartels considers the position of the UK within the WTO, clarifying that the UK is an original member of the WTO, and in many respects the position remains the same notwithstanding the Brexit process. He discusses the rights, and also the obligations, of WTO membership. Article 218 of the Treaty … Read more Turbo talks: Clarifying the UK’s position in the WTO

Turbo talks: Trading places: avoiding controls after Brexit

In this video, Dr Lorand Bartels discusses the trade aspects of the Brexit negotiation process, the effects of being in a customs union, and what the effect of reverting to WTO rules might be. Article 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union sets out the EU’s rules for conducting negotiations with … Read more Turbo talks: Trading places: avoiding controls after Brexit

Rule of Law Key to Russian Economic Development – Carl Bildt

In a speech to the Andrei Sacharov Foundation Conference in Moscow on 21st May 2011, Carl Bildt outlined his vision of development and globalisation with respect to Russia. In an address entitled “Russia and the World” the Swedish Foreign Minister underlined the historic co-operation between Sweden and Russia, pointing out that Sweden is one of … Read more Rule of Law Key to Russian Economic Development – Carl Bildt