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Peter Ungphakorn

Peter Ungphakorn is a trade policy expert who writes for IEG Policy on agricultural trade relations between the EU and third countries, and on trade issues related to Brexit. Peter was formerly an information officer at the WTO in Geneva.

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WTO reform needed but not everything targeted by the ‘Ottawa 13’ is in crisis.

Reforming dispute settlement was made a priority at the recent meeting (October 24-25) in Ottawa of 13 trade ministers on rescuing the World Trade Organization (WTO), and rightly so. But it also called for reforms in two other functions: negotiations and monitoring how WTO agreements are being implemented.

WTO Trade Disputes

Efforts to reform the WTO intensify, but can key players be persuaded?

Last week 13 ministers from a group of “like-minded” countries met in Ottawa in a bid to rescue the World Trade Organization (WTO) from a growing series of crises. They set an agenda, ordered their officials to produce workable solutions and agreed little more than to meet again in January.

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Extending the Brexit ‘transition’ has a by-product: more time to sort out tariff quotas

British politics has been fraught in recent days over transitions, backstops and no-deals, but out of the limelight some officials in Geneva have been watching with interest for an entirely different reason — the longer it takes, the less pressure is put on settling quickly the UK and EU commitments in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

European Agricultural Policy Compliance and Enforcement

WTO members pile into UK-EU proposal for splitting tariff quotas post-Brexit

A long list of countries placed on the record in the World Trade Organization (WTO) their concern about the way the UK and the EU propose to split their tariff quotas after Britain leaves the EU, and the data used to calculate the split.

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WTO members pile into UK-EU proposal for splitting tariff quotas after Brexit

A long list of countries placed on the record in the World Trade Organization (WTO) their concern about the way the UK and the EU propose to split their tariff quotas after Britain leaves the EU, and the data used to calculate the split.

Brexit Trade Disputes

China and US exchange harsh words amid concerns of other WTO members

The US has accused China of causing “serious harm” to its trading partners, while China called the accusation unacceptable and insisted it had brought its policies fully into line with the commitments it made when it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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