International Investment Obligations and Industrial Policy: Evolution in Treaty Practice

September 26, 2018

As industrial policies become more widespread and controversial, the relationship between international investment agreements (IIAs) and industrial policy measures has taken on particular importanc... READ MORE


Sustainability provisions in RTAs: Options for multilateralisation

September 26, 2017

The incorporation of sustainable development provisions in deeper regional trade agreements has expanded over time. In this article, the authors explore prospects for usi... READ MORE


African Integration: Facing up to Emerging Challenges

December 20, 2016

This paper examines the key elements bearing upon regional integration in Africa. It argues that integration should be conceived as a a means to respond to the development aspirations of societies... READ MORE


Trade Policies and Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Value Chains

September 20, 2016

Global value chains (GVCs) have become a major feature of the 21st century economy. This paper argues that the expansion and increased sophistication of GVCs has created a new “trade-investme... READ MORE


What’s ahead for the WTO: Looking around the corner and beyond

July 26, 2016

Trade ministries, just as other parts of government, need to respond to calls from the public and from global leaders for action on major issues. This column argues that armed with potential policy op... READ MORE


The quest for a Pan-African Investment Code to promote sustainable development

June 21, 2016

The year 2015 was a crucial one for Africa regarding the negotiation of the first continent-wide investment agreement: the Pan-African Investment Code (PAIC).


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Trade and Green Economy A Handbook

January 1, 2014

This handbook aims to foster a better understanding of the inter-linkages between international trade, the environment and the green economy. It therefore focuses on national and international trad... READ MORE