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G20 at Ten : Time For Greater Multilateral Role
The G20 summit last weekend in Argentina resulted in a truce between Washington and Beijing and pledged to reform the WTO. It is now time for the G20 to play a bigger role in the multilateral trading system.
Rising Protectionism in US: Asia-Pacific’s Response
Asia-Pacific countries cannot influence decisions in the US, but they can pursue a three-pronged response that should enhance their resilience to possible global shocks generated by Trump’s protectionist policies.
TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers
Our simulation of an econometric model suggests that the net benefit of TPP11 is positive. There is, therefore, a case for going ahead with TPP11.
Economic and strategic dimensions of mega-FTAs: A perception survey of Asian opinion leaders
The advent of mega-free trade agreements (mega-FTAs) including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a ...
CPTPP : New Key Player in International Trade
Despite some concerns, the revamped CPTPP which became a reality recently is a force for good in international trade. The next steps are to expand membership and to establish a small secretariat.
TPP’s Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified?
The resurrected and renamed TPP, or the CPTPP, is a “high quality agreement” in terms of content and economic impacts. The ratification rule has been revised, which should facilitate the signing of the final agreement.
Belt and Road Forum 2019 : BRI 2.0 In The Making?
At the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last week, China acknowledged the criticisms labelled against the BRI and pledged to reform it a number of ways. If these pledges are implemented, and cooperation with development ...
Osaka G20 Summit : Mixed Outcome
The G20 Summit at Osaka came up with a mixed picture on trade. The US and China struck a trade truce. But the summit failed to address issues related to WTO reforms.