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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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Will WTO rules scupper the UK's farm policy plans?

The UK government’s plan to enhance financial support for environmental services in post-Brexit Britain may be hampered by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules on trade-distorting measures, two academics have stated.  

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU-Russia pigmeat dispute to go to arbitration after further clash at WTO

Russia and the EU have again disagreed over trade in pigmeat in a case that could turn out to be one of the most challenging ever to come before World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrators.

European Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

MC11: Did Argentina break an impasse, or the WTO itself?

Perhaps the most surprising thing to come out of World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) 11th ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires was the upbeat statement issued by the United States afterwards.

WTO Trade Disputes

Buenos Aires Ministerial preview: Will the WTO have to tango without the US?

It is becoming increasingly common for delegates to head to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference with little idea of what the outcome will be.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

EU joins UK in post-Brexit WTO talks as data emerges as first major hurdle

The European Commission joined the United Kingdom for the first time last week (October 16–20) in talks in Geneva with other World Trade Organization members on future British and EU commitments in the WTO as they prepare for separation (Brexit) in March 2019.

Europe EU

UK and EU release joint letter to WTO members on approach to commitments

Britain and the European Union have released a joint letter to World Trade Organization (WTO) members on their joint approach to revising their commitments in the organisation after Brexit.

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