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The discussion on improving disciplines on fisheries subsidies and making a contribution towards sustainable fishing and managing global fisheries has been ongoing at the World Trade Organization (WTO) since the WTO Doha Ministerial Conference held...
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics offers some preliminary food for thought for those involved in on-going discussions regarding what the UK could do for LDCs on trade in services post-Brexit.
Africa’s tourism GVCs are notable for many features, including the durability of package booking channels, low domestic demand for tourism, the presence of global — rather than regional — lead firms and the corresponding implications for leakages...
In the context of the African Union’s 50-year vision, Agenda 2063, this paper provides an analyti­cal account and critical assessment of Africa’s strategic trade relations with two of its most impor­tant traditional partners, the European Union and...
This issue of Trade Hot Topics covers some key issues small states, LDCs and countries in sub-Saharan Africa could focus on in the run-up to the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and beyond.
This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores the linkages and the opportunities the BRI presents for Sub-Saharan African countries. This takes on added importance since China not only is Africa’s largest trading partner on a country basis but...
This paper discusses whether a global oil royalty could help to limit climate change. It starts by summarising the Paris Agreement and by discussing whether the world is currently on course to achieve its goal of limiting the increase in global...
This edition of Small States Digest evaluates the key ICT challenges that the nine Commonwealth Pacific small states faces, as well as the regional and national responses to these challenges. It draws out some of the key gaps and opportunities in the...
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...
This paper analyses the implications of a new preferential trading relationship between CARIFORUM countries and the UK. It is estimated that such a new trade agreement could increase Jamaica’s imports from the UK by 23 per cent annually, which would...
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.
India has always had much less trade and investment with the United Kingdom (UK) than with the European Union (EU). Nevertheless, trade and investments between India and UK have been rising steadily since 2005. Brexit provides a fresh opportunity to...
Very slow progress has been made in multilateral trade negotiations since the initiation of the Doha Development Round in November 2001. Responding to this, the 10th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization in Nairobi has the potential of...
Almost all of world trade relies on access to trade finance. Yet in many countries there is a lack of domestic capacity in the financial sector to support trade, and also a lack of access to the international financial system. The impact of these...
The scale of the challenge posed by the recent universal adoption of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to the achievement of economic, social and environmental objectives is formidable. In order to achieve the...
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...
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...
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