I-TIP Services is a joint initiative of the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. It is a set of linked databases that provides information on Members' commitments under the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), services commitments in regional trade agreements (RTA), applied measures in services, and
The European Commission published the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous report, concerns persist and a number of areas for improvement and action remain to be addressed. Intellectual property rights infringements worldwide
Trade policy of the EU The EU’s common commercial policy (CCP), or trade policy, has evolved gradually over the years to encompass a range of trade-related areas under the remit of European Union exclusive competence. The Treaty of Rome established the common market and the customs union with a focus on
China and the United States are at a trade stand-off after both countries have implemented hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs on each other's goods over the past year. The US is now considering imposing further tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. The ongoing trade war is
he European Community was founded on the belief that economic integration leads to peace and economic prosperity. Trade is therefore a fundamental part of the identity of the European Union today. Given the success of the internal market in fostering the longest period of European peace in modern history, the
Participating in a series of ministerial discussions during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2019, WTO's Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reviewed the challenges and opportunities facing global trade today, and stressed that the trading system must evolve if it is to remain relevant. The meetings included the informal ministerial gathering
rowing geopolitical rivalry, escalating trade tensions between the United States and China (both big players in Latin America and the Caribbean – LAC) and a US trade policy shifting away from a multilateral towards a bilateral approach based on ‘America First’, have created uncertainty in this part of the world.
ince the fall of the Soviet Bloc and the opening of transition economies to international trade, a distinction between non-market economies (NMEs) and market economies has been established in international trade law, in particular in the framework of anti-dumping (AD) investigations. In a NME, domestic prices are considered unreliable in