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Revitalising multilateralism: A new eBook

18 days ago

Multilateral cooperation on international trade is under severe strain. The standing of the WTO has fallen in some of its largest members and its rules have been ignored by many. The US’ commitment to multilateralism was drastically curtailed under the Trump administration. The US purposefully undermined the functioning of the WTO and eschewed multilateral cooperation, embracing aggressive unilateralism instead (Blustein 2019, Davis and Wei 2020, Irwin 2017, van Grasstek 2019, Zeollick 2020). Other members responded with unilateralism of their own. 
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The pandemic has created a new set of shocks. The trade system as a whole has proved more resilient than many feared (Figure 1), and the

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Revitalising Multilateralism: Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General

18 days ago

In the midst of profound contemporary shifts and shocks facing humankind, a quarter of a century after its creation the WTO is evidently not where pressing trade problems are being solved. Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a lens, this eBook offers insights into the underlying choices faced by WTO members and offers pragmatic suggestions for a WTO work programme over the next three years.

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Contents
Revitalising multilateral trade cooperation: Why? Why Now? And How?Simon J. Evenett and Richard Baldwin
Section 1: Enhancing the crisis management capabilities of the WTO
1 Against the clock: Eight steps to improve WTO crisis managementAlejandro Jara
2 COVID-19 trade policy measures, G20

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