Author: Maia Wilson

Latest news Think Tank WTO crisis and reform

THINK TANK: Subsidies wars and supply chain diversification efforts

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.

CPTPP Latest news Think Tank World Trade Organization

THINK TANK: IFD, security exceptions, CPTPP, US investment restrictions, EU friend-shoring 

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’. 

CSDDD & forced labour Latest news Net Zero Industry Act Think Tank Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Think tank: Russian LNG, Net Zero Industry Act, CSDD in Vietnam

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.