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U.S. drafts WTO reform to halt handouts for big and rich states

3 days ago   |   Reuters

The United States proposed a reform of the World Trade Organization on Friday that would slash the number of countries that are eligible for "special and differential...
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Chinese trade price and Yuan's valuation

5 days ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract This paper studies how the major economic events would have affected Chinese yuan's nominal exchange rate against US dollar from 1989 to 2013. The traditional average...
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Trump's Trade Warrior Brings the Fight to Beijing

Trump's Trade Warrior Brings the Fight to Beijing

5 days ago   |   Politico

Bob Lighthizer has spent his entire career preparing for the next two weeks of negotiations with China. The Trump administration's 71-year-old U.S. trade representative was one...
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U.S. trade agency says WTO rule change efforts to rein in China will fail

14 days ago   |   Reuters

Negotiating new World Trade Organization rules to try to rein in China's "mercantilist" trade practices would be largely a futile exercise, the Trump administration's trade...
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Trade barriers or trade facilitators? The heterogeneous impact of food standards in international trade

16 days ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract Recent research shows that the effect of food standards can be heterogeneous across sectors or countries: they sometimes act as barriers to trade, but in other cases...
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Director's Cut: The economics of no-deal Brexit

1 month ago   |   Bruegel

Bruegel senior fellow Zsolt Darvas joins Guntram Wolff for this Director's Cut, to discuss the economic fall-out of a no-deal Brexit. While the UK remains without an agreement...
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Market access implications of non‐tariff measures: Estimates for four developed country markets

1 month ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract We quantify the effects of non‐tariff measures on the extensive margin of trade, examining the number of countries exporting particular products to Canada, the...
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WTO trade policy review for Switzerland: In need for a new paradigm

1 month ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract This paper argues that the World Trade Organization and one of its important instruments, Trade Policy Review , should refocus on what they were created for: trade...
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