International think tanks covered a vast range of topics this week; Bruegel comments on the Ukrainian grain import spat, the Washington based CATO Institute makes a case for free trade and the Center for Inclusive Trade Policy’s Alan Winters questions Sunak on Brexit and UK trade.
Author: Maia Wilson
Preventing a subsidies war, export restrictions, non-economic objectives, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and reducing critical dependencies have all been in the spotlight for international think tanks. Here are some highlights from the last fortnight, where heavy-hitters have chimed into today’s existential debates on the future of the trading system.
Economic security in the Indo-Pacific region, the WTO’s plurilaterals and border carbon adjustment mechanisms (again!) have been in the spotlight this week among international think tanks.
In this week’s think tank column: carbon border adjustment, digital services trade and ‘strategic autonomy’.
Here is a roundup of what trade think tanks have been up in August thus far. The Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Hinrich Foundation have been focusing on WTO issues, while the European Council on Foreign relations focuses on the EU’s version of ‘friend-shoring’.
This week it’s Brussels’ Bruegel that isn’t pulling any punches on critical EU policies on Russian gas and net-zero technologies. The Institute for European Environmental Policy is proposing ways to implement the new EU sustainability due diligence regulations in countries such as Vietnam.
This week’s think tank publication highlights include another set of new pieces by the European Council on Foreign Relations and a think piece from the Peterson Economics for International Trade.
After a May holiday hiatus, think tanks are coming back on stream with new reports. Here a selection of two notable reports on US export controls and the EU’s green trade agenda.
The European Council on Foreign Relations has been very active in recent days.
After a few weeks of being fairly quiet, think tanks doing things on trade policy have been churning out reports again – long or short – on some big-ticket items: WTO reform, EU data flows and EU Turkey relations.