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.
World Trade Organization members reached a key milestone last week in their efforts to secure a more reliable environment for foreign direct investment in developing countries. Negotiations on the text of the new Investment Facilitation for Development agreement – or IFD – were completed last week after nearly three years …
WTO members have reached a deal on the text of a new agreement designed to make it easier for businesses to invest in developing countries. The 115 participants in the plurilateral negotiations signed off the draft treaty on investment facilitation for development – or IFD – at a meeting in …
The wheels of negotiations at the WTO are slowly but steadily churning….
WTO members have taken a major step towards concluding negotiations on a plurilateral agreement to facilitate investment in developing countries, following a two-day meeting in Geneva this week.
It is Easter time in Europe and there are few formal meetings planned – but many developments in the background. By Chris Horseman and Rob Francis.
Think tankers have been busy, with gender, investment and digital overarching themes. A selection of the latest work by international trade policy think tanks by Maia Wilson, with some input from Iana Dreyer.
WTO members are targeting the last week before Easter to wrap up negotiations on the substance of the proposed new agreement on ‘investment facilitation for development’, with only two key issues still awaiting resolution.
World Trade Organization members are on track to conclude textual negotiations on a new investment facilitation agreement by the middle of this year, in the view of the two ambassadors who are leading the discussions.
WTO members set themselves a target of July this year for finalising negotiations on a plurilateral deal on investment facilitation. This week participants tried to define a path towards meeting the challenging deadline.