Blog Posts

‘Scoring the Ministerial Conference Results in the WTO Director-General’s ‘Half-Full’ Glass,’ April 5, 2024 with Peter Ungphakorn

What Next? Seven Talking Points after the WTO’s 2024 Ministerial Conference,’ March 13, 2024 with Peter Ungphakorn

Cynics circle as another WTO Ministerial Conference heads for small pickings, February 21, 2024, with Peter Ungphakorn 

‘Definitely. Maybe. Unlikely. Who Knows? Issues on the WTO Conference Agenda,’ February 21, 2024, with Peter Ungphakorn 

WTO senior officials face struggle to avoid distractions ‘elsewhere’ October 19, 2023, , with Peter Ungphakorn

Friend-shoring risks drifting into a costly snow job June 17, 2023 Governments should tread with care when their trade policies are based on security

Belief in the multilateral trade system is eroding, and that spells trouble, February 26, 2023, with Peter Ungphakorn

WTO members achieve breakthrough, but the tough part is what happens next June 30, 2022, with Peter Ungphakorn

Have we just seen the funeral of the WTO ‘single undertaking’?June 21, 2022

How did the Ministerial Conference do? Our scorecards June 19, 2022, with Peter Ungphakorn

Touch and go at the WTO. Is the director-general’s optimism justified? June 9, 2022, with Peter Ungphakorn

Good news and bad news from the scrapped WTO Ministerial Conference (December 6, 2021), with Peter Ungphakorn

The WTO is regularly in crisis, but this time could be different (November 26, 2021), with Peter Ungphakorn

How Wide Should the WTO Window Be Set? A Long Read on Transparency and Trade Negotiations,’ April 26, 2021, with Peter Ungphakorn

WTO Negotiation and Institutional Reform Priorities: Stakeholder Perspectives,’   (09 July 2020), with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis and Douglas Nelson

Selecting the Next WTO Director-General: What the Trade Community Thinks,’   (08 July 2020), with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis and Douglas Nelson

WTO Dispute Settlement and the Appellate Body Crisis: Insider Perceptions and Members” Revealed Preferences,” (20 November 2019), with Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Petros Mavroidis, and Maarja Saluste

‘Is the USMCA just a lesser NAFTA?’ November 30, 2018
The USMCA avoids the worst of what President Trump wanted and reduces uncertainty for investors and traders about the rules for North American trade.

What do Canadians think about trade and globalization?‘ October 9, 2018, with Giancarlo Acquaviva, Eliane Hamel Barker

Bangladesh’s garment workers need Canada to do its part, October 3, 2018, with Juthika Hasan

North Americans Remain United on Trade, yet Divided on NAFTA‘, with Giancarlo Acquaviva, August 2018

A progressive trade agenda with China? Bilateral Canada-China trade talks can be successful, if we reframe what a trade agreement looks like. August 23, 2017

How Canada can keep the lights on at the WTO‘, August 3, 2017

Who has leverage in the NAFTA renegotiation? July 25, 2017

Who put the boot into Canadian dairy and why? with Peter Ungphakorn, June 23, 2017