Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

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.


Trade in Environmental Goods and Services

Issues and Interests for Small States

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 negotiation and discusses the potential synergies between trade and climate change regimes within a liberalisation agenda that promotes climate change mitigation and global public environmental goods.


Keywords: mega trading blocs, mega-regionals, global trade architecture, foreign direct investment, trade, FDI flows, developing countries
JEL: F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development; Q56: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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