Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

Small Vulnerable Economies and Fisheries Subsidies Disciplines
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The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.
 
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  N° 142   05 June 2017
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Small Vulnerable Economies and Fisheries Subsidies Disciplines
Liam Campling
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics reflects on one aspect of the trade-related implementation agenda of SDG14. Around 90 per cent fished to full capacity or over fished. In order to overcome this tragedy of the commons, securing a...
  N° 141   31 May 2017
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Trade Policy Issues for a Regional Sugar Market in CARICOM
Martin Todd
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics assesses the potential for an integrated regional sugar market in CARICOM and outlines some of the trade policy reforms that would be needed to capitalise on this potential, as well as issues arising.
  N° 140   08 Mar 2017
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Revitalising World Trade
Brendan Vickers
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights the impact of the global slowdown on the trade performance of Commonwealth countries. It then outlines several issues and priorities where Commonwealth members, working individually, collectively...
  N° 139   08 Mar 2017
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Putting LDCs Back on Track
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Kirthika Selvakumar
This issue of Trade Hot Topics presents recent evidence that shows that least developed countries (LDCs) are not making encouraging progress on specific targets set out in the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), adopted at the Fourth United Nations...
  N° 138   20 Dec 2016
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Staging Brexit at the WTO
Teddy Y. Soobramanien, Mohammad A. Razzaque
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights some broad WTO-related factors that need to be considered as a post-Brexit UK reinstates the sovereignty of its trade policy. Given that there is uncertainty about almost every possible type of...
  N° 137   04 Nov 2016
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Post-Brexit UK-ACP Trading Arrangements
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Brendan Vickers
The prospect of the UK formulating its own trade policy following Brexit is likely to have implications for the existing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union (EU) and some African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries,...
  N° 136   23 Sep 2016
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Connectivity and Global Value Chain Participation
Ben Shepherd, Jodie Keane, Poorvi Goel
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics presents new findings from an up-to-date empirical analysis of trade costs across Commonwealth member countries and their subsequent interaction with Global Value Chain (GVC) participation, as currently...
  N° 135   23 Sep 2016
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Modes of Service Delivery and Global Value Chain Participation
Patrick Low
There is growing recognition of the vital role played by services in economic growth and development, both as separate sources of value and in conjunction with production, trade and consumption linked to manufacturing and commodities. Trade and...
  N° 134   16 Sep 2016
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Graduation from LDC Status
Jodie Keane
Since 1971, the United Nations has recognised the least developed countries (LDCs) as a group of economies with inherent characteristics that create particular economic vulnerabilities and disadvantages. In the case of the Pacific region, although...
  N° 133   18 Aug 2016
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Trade Implications of Brexit for Commonwealth Developing Countries
Chris Stevens, Jane Kennan
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics analyses ‘Brexit’ – the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) – and shows that the effects for some Commonwealth countries may be severe unless specific actions are taken to avoid this.
  N° 132   18 Aug 2016
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Global Trade Slowdown, Brexit and SDGs
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Brendan Vickers, Poorvi Goel
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides some perspectives on how the current global economic environment, including the possible impact of Brexit, bears upon the effectiveness of trade in achieving the SDGs, and what can be done to...
  N° 131   27 July 2016
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The Changing Global Trade Architecture
Faizel Ismail
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores questions around the changing global trading architecture over the past 15 years. It examines how these changes have impacted on Africa’s economic development and the nature of trading relations...
  N° 130   22 June 2016
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Trade Implications of Climate Policy after the Paris Outcome
Ilmi Granoff
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics reviews the outcome of COP21, analyses some of its possible impacts on trade, and then considers the implications specifically for small island developing states (SIDS), a group vulnerable to changes to...
  N° 129   18 May 2016
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The Paris Climate Agreement: What Implications for Trade?
Aaron Cosbey
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the potential implications of the Paris Agreement from the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for trade and investment policy for...
  N° 128   22 Apr 2016
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Trade and the SDGs
Bernard Hoekman
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics discusses the role of international trade as a mechanism through which many of the agreed goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can be achieved. It demonstrates how a common...
  N° 127   18 Mar 2016
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AGOA-IV and the Trade Prospects of Sub-Saharan Africa
Geoffrey Allen Pigman
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides a brief overview of the evolution of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and AGOA-IV’s main provisions, and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges for promoting trade in...
  N° 126   05 Mar 2016
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International Trade in the Health Sector
Sangeeta Khorana
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides an overview of international trade in health care goods and services, and highlights some opportunities and challenges, especially those relevant to developing countries.
  N° 125   20 Jan 2016
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Participation of Small Economies in Global Value Chains
Rainer Lanz, Hans-Peter Werner
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics focuses on the integration of small economies in value chains in the agrifood, seafood, and textiles and apparel sectors in the case of goods, and in tourism as well as IT and business process outsourcing...
  N° 124   01 Dec 2015
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Non-Tariff Measures and the Post-Bali Agenda
Jennifer Hawkins, Gazwan Aldafai, Teddy Y. Soobramanien
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics will focus only on non-tariff measures (NTMs) as they fall within the non-agricultural market access (NAMA) pillar of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations in light of the WTO 10th Ministerial...
  N° 123   01 Dec 2015
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Mobile Technology and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa
Brendan Vickers, Blanca Peña-Méndez
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the growth of mobile technology in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the resultant implications and prospects for strengthening trade and regional integration.
  N° 122   01 Nov 2015
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Priorities for Small and Vulnerable Economies in the WTO
Poorvi Goel, Stephen Fevrier, Teddy Y. Soobramanien
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics is discusses the adjustment of SVEs to the multilateral system, and presents approaches to be considered at the Nairobi WTO Ministerial Conference in December 2015 and beyond.
  N° 121   01 Nov 2015
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The CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement
Ginelle Greene
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics analyses the experience and challenges of implementing the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, and draws broad policy lessons for other trade agreements.
  N° 120   01 Apr 2015
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Small States' Trade with Developing Countries
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Laura Gosset
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics analyses small states' trade with developing countries and discusses the way forward. Due to unavailability of data on bilateral trade in services, the analysis presented here focuses on merchandise goods.
  N° 119   01 Mar 2015
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The Ebola Crisis in West Africa
Dianna Games, Brendan Vickers
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the broad economic impact of the outbreak of the Ebola virus in 2014–15 on the three countries at the epicentre of the crisis –Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone – with particular focus on Sierra Leone,...
  N° 118   01 Mar 2015
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Trade in Environmental Goods and Services
Jodie Keane, Zhenbo Hou
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics takes stock of negotiations for the liberalisation of environmental goods and services, and outlines the major issues for consideration by Commonwealth small states. The paper identifies options for...
  N° 117   02 Feb 2015
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Emerging Investment Rules in Mega Trading Blocs
Priyanka Kher
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines aspects of investment provisions being considered as part of two mega-regional arrangements – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – and...
  N° 116   01 Dec 2014
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The Importance of Trade and Productive Capacity Post-2015
Daniel Gay
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines how the sustainable development goals (SDGs) that will be adopted in 2015 can better reflect the trade and development-related needs of least developed countries (LDCs) and small island states such...
  N° 115   01 Dec 2014
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Sequencing the Implementation of Obligations in WTO Negotiations
Lorand Bartels
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines several aspects of the so-called ‘single undertaking’ principle of WTO negotiations subject to possible ‘early agreements’. The first section focuses on the nature of these ‘early agreements’ and...
  N° 114   01 Nov 2014
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Do Green Box Subsidies Distort Agricultural Production and International Trade?
Rashmi Banga
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores whether agricultural subsidies grouped under the 'green box' (GB) category cause production and trade distortions. It reports the extent to which GB subsidies have increased over time in the...
  N° 113   01 Oct 2014
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Trading with the Rising South
Mohammad A. Razzaque, Laura Gosset
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides guidance of the way forward for countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve structural transformation of their economies, including participation in South–South trade.
  N° 112   01 Sep 2014
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Fit for Purpose? The Multilateral Trading System and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Rorden Wilkinson
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights some fundamental challenges pertaining to the multilateral trading system being an integral part of the post-2015 development agenda to generate the desired impact.
  N° 111   01 Sep 2014
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Operationalising Stiglitz-Charlton Proposals for Incorporating Right to Trade and Development in WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures
Vinod Rege
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the practicalities of putting into operation a new approach proposed by Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton in addressing some fundamental development concerns through the global trading system.
  N° 110   01 July 2014
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The Oceans Economy for Small Island Developing States
Bonapas Onguglo, David Vivas Eugui
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics discusses the evolving concept of the ‘blue’ or ‘oceans’ economy as a complement development strategy to the green economy options for a resilient and sustainable future, especially for SIDS and other...
  N° 109   01 June 2014
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Excluded Commonwealth Developing Countries
Max Mendez Parra, Jim Rollo
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the evolution of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (the TPP) and the implications for Commonwealth developing countries that are excluded from its arrangements.
  N° 108   01 May 2014
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EU Policy Changes Pending the EPA Deals
Jodie Keane
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics uses a case study of Kenya to illustrate some of the broader implications of the European Union Generalised System of Preferences (EU GSP) regime changes, which may also have relevance for other African,...
  N° 107   01 May 2014
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Mega Trading Blocs and New Regional Trade Architectures
Amitendu Palit
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights the likely implications of new regional trade agreements, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, for Least Developed Countries and small...
  N° 106   01 Mar 2014
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The Bali LDC Package
Shishir Priyadarshi, Taufiqur Rahman
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights the LDC decisions taken by WTO members at the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, and examines the ways in which those decisions can be followed-up to ensure meaningful gains for the LDCs.
  N° 105   01 Mar 2014
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Infrastructure for Trade Development
Teddy Y. Soobramanien, Collin Zhuawu
This issue provides a snapshot of the linkages between trade and infrastructure from the perspective of developing countries, highlighting the lack of adequate and quality infrastructure as a barrier to trade.
  N° 104   01 Feb 2014
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Trade, Technology and Development in LDCs, SSA and SVEs
Xiaolan Fu
This paper provides a brief review of the relationship between trade and technology from the perspective of least developed countries (LDCs), sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and small vulnerable economies (SVEs).
  N° 103   01 Feb 2014
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The Bali Package – A Breath of Fresh Air to the Doha Round
Teddy Y. Soobramanien, Stephen Fevrier
This paper provides a brief overview of the outcome of the 9th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, held in Bali in December 2013. It examines the main elements of the ‘Bali Package’, which marks a significant step in concluding the Doha...
  N° 102   01 Dec 2013
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Jim Rollo, Max Mendez Parra, Sarah Ollerenshaw
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines the potential impact of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on third countries and in particular on the Commonwealth small states and least developed countries (LDCs).
  N° 101   01 Sep 2013
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What Role for Trade Policies in Low-income and Small Economies When Food Prices Spike?
Kym Anderson, Jayanthi Thennakoon
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics addresses the question of how small and low-income developing countries should respond when price spikes occur and whether there is any role for trade policies in dealing with them.
  N° 100   01 July 2013
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Global Value Chains
Rashmi Banga
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics highlights the features of Global Value Chains related to value-added production and trade, and points out the nature of development assistance programmes that would be most useful for capacity-constrained...
  N° 99   01 July 2013
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‘The Right to Trade'
Emily Jones
Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton make ambitious and innovative proposals for revitalising and rebalancing the World Trade Organization in a new report for the Commonwealth Secretariat: The Right to Trade: Rethinking the Aid for Trade Agenda (this...
  N° 98   01 Apr 2013
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Build up to the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference
Shishir Priyadarshi
The World Trade Organization (WTO) will hold its ninth Ministerial Conference (MC9) this year at Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 6 December. The intention is that MC9 would not be a mere ‘housekeeping Ministerial’, but that it would produce some...
  N° 97   01 Jan 2013
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Food Security and Trade Issues for Poor and Small Vulnerable Economies
Michanne Haynes
In 2008, a food crisis caused riots and unrest in a large number of countries. The situation remains critical, with food prices maintaining historically high levels. Both the price hikes and volatility adversely affect poverty reduction efforts and...
  N° 96   01 Jan 2013
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Managing Fiscal Adjustment Costs of Regional Trading Arrangements
Andreas Lendle
The fourteen island member states of the Pacific Islands Forum are some of the smallest and geographically most isolated countries in the world. Despite their small size, limited negotiating capacity and miniscule share of world trade, they are...
  N° 95   01 Nov 2012
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Eco-labelling
Michanne Haynes
The concerns of developing country exporters, that eco-labelling schemes could be a disguised form of protectionist trade policy used to support domestic industries in the countries that implement them, could emanate from the fact that there is no...
  N° 94   01 Aug 2012
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The Impact of EU Bilateral Trade Agreements with Third Countries on the Caribbean Rum Sector
Nicola Cantore
Provides the empirical evidence of the effects of preference erosion for the Caribbean rum sector. It shows that if the EU agrees a free trade agreement (FTA) with Central America, Peru, Colombia and the Mercosur trading bloc, Caribbean rum exports...
  N° 93   01 June 2012
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Trade Solutions in a Global Green Economy
Dirk Willem te Velde
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics argues that SVEs have three interrelated reasons for an ambitious outcome at the Rio+20 conference and the most important but often overlooked reasons relate to trade. First, SVEs are affected...
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