The World Trade Organization needs to function in a more flexible and pragmatic way in order to deliver its potential economic benefits – with ad hoc solutions working better, in some circumstances, than the application of rigid rules. This is the view of Keith Rockwell, who for almost three decades …
Borderlex’s Robert Francis spoke to Inu Manak, Fellow for Trade Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. The conversation covers a mid-term stocktake of the Biden administration’s trade policy and initial thoughts on the US’ new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Taiwan’s Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs C.C. Chen during his recent visit to Brussels. The conversation covered Taiwan’s pandemic-era trade strategy, the new global trend towards establishing ‘dialogues’ and ‘partnerships’ in trade – and the EU in all this.
S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations spoke to Borderlex’s founder Iana Dreyer about his country’s’ vision for 21st century trade policy and how the European Union fits in all this. The conversation covers digital, tackling supply chain issues and the climate challenge.
‘Mirror clauses’ are making their way in EU regulations in food production. What are mirror clauses and why are they so controversial? Emily Rees sat down with Borderlex’s Rob Francis to explain what is at stake in the ongoing debate about these measures.
The European Union’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization spoke to our deputy editor Chris Horseman about prospects for the institution and for the next ministerial conference in June. ***
Borderlex’s Robert Francis sat down with the chair of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Stéphanie Ghislain to discuss in more detail the work of the group’s work,her views on the ‘trade and sustainable development’ chapters in EU free trade agreements.
The United States will soon announce plans for an Indo-Pacific economic framework as part of its new strategy for the region. Europeans have also developed their own Indo-Pacific strategies. There is scope for transatlantic cooperation on trade and economic issues of common interest. Asia Society’s Wendy Cutler shares some thoughts …
Former EU trade commissioner and non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Cecilia Malmström sat down with Borderlex’s Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer to discuss some of the latest shifts in European Union trade policy. Below, excerpts from the conversation on the EU’s shift to ‘open strategic …
Borderlex’s founder and editor Iana Dreyer spoke to the European Commission’s director-general for trade Sabine Weyand. The conversation covered the current state of transatlantic trade relations, the Brussels’ trade conversation with China and prospects for the World Trade Organization as its 12th ministerial conference approaches.