Rich-country appetite for subsidies is growing. That means future difficulties in the trading system.
Author: David Henig
Resolving the long list of outstanding World Trade Organization issues will require members to show the sort of flexibility shown by the United States in unblocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the institition’s new Director General.
A temporary crisis last week exposed the reality that Northern Ireland has a unique place in the United Kingdom, the European Union and the World Trade Organization, one which requires care and attention.
Michel Barnier successfully steered both sides to believing they won the negotiations, something that will be required to make the future relationship work.
The number of trade issues facing the new US administration is strongly related to unchanging policy fundamentals, exacerbated but not created by the Trump administration, and unlikely to change under president Joe Biden, writes David Henig.
The stories told by politicians and the trade expert community are increasingly divergent, and need to come together for us to make progress on our priorities, writes David Henig.
The European Commission has published its proposed text for a new agreement on conformity assessment with the United States. Negotiations were launched as part of a broader diplomatic engagement package agreed between the US president and the president of the European Commission in July 2018. But will it fly? The …
Britain has a long list of trade issues to tackle in the coming months, from starting talks with Australia, New Zealand and the US to taking its own seat at the World Trade Organization. But the UK’s programme doesn’t rest on any solid strategy, argues David Henig.