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INTERVIEW: WTO members need ways to ‘agree to disagree’ on security

Members of the World Trade Organization are increasingly using security as a reason to restrict trade and investment in a discriminatory way. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Mona Paulsen about how they can be made – somewhat – accountable for not abusing their powers. *** Recently described as a ‘black …

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INTERVIEW – WTO needs to consider process and production methods

World Trade Organization members should “look at all the options” available to it for allowing countries to distinguish between products on the basis of how they are produced, according to the chair of the WTO’s committee on trade and the environment. Simon Manley, the UK’s WTO ambassador, said he believed …

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Interview: Baptism of fire for new UK Trade Remedies Authority

The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority has faced a steep learning curve since taking responsibility for British trade defence policy in June last year. Oliver Griffiths, chief executive of the authority spoke to Chris Horseman about the importance of data-driven analysis, the conundrum of assessing competition from China, the problems of …