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To improve is to change. Can the WTO be reformed?

To improve is to change. Can the WTO be reformed?
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However, reforms were long overdue. The last WTO multilateral agreements date back to 1994: theaters were screening Pulp Fiction, Brazil was winning the World Cup against Italy and Bezos had just founded Amazon. Following Trump’s repeated threats of pulling out the US from the WTO and his belittlement of the dispute settlement system, the EU […]

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Welcome to the jungle: Trump’s plan for international trade

Welcome to the jungle: Trump's plan for international trade
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The WTO allows a better governance of international trade, albeit with noteworthy shortcomings, by reducing world’s ineradicable anarchy. Without it, the stronger, richer and more powerful Country will always get the better hand of a deal. Which is exactly what Trump is looking for. The result could be that, as a more sustainable trade is […]

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Not all that is trade glitters

Not all that is trade glitters
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Indonesia and EU have strong economic ties, which could be bolstered further through a trade agreement. While the EU is a major importer of Indonesian raw materials, Indonesia has been seen as an important recipient for foreign direct investments and a key market for procurement and services. The FTA under negotiation represents a capstone for […]

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Green must be the new black

Green must be the new black
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Through the Belt and Road Initiative China aims to build highways, railroads, ports, power plants linking the country with Eurasian neighbours, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. The negative impacts on the environment will be undeniable not only as the projects are carried out and the infrastructures built. Creating new capacity and developing the present one […]

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