By Maria Mexi & Andrew Silva – Exceptional events, like the Covid-19 pandemic, and broader trends, like the acceleration of new technologies and growth of trade in services, are raising further questions about the relationship between trade and labour. This piece revisits our understanding of and the possible institutional mechanisms to forge positive linkages between trade and labour.
With multilateralism under strain, the Summit will test Japan’s leadership, member countries’ resolve, and the foundations of the G20 itself.
By Joost Pauwelyn – In Geneva trade circles one often hears that WTO dispute settlement is “busier than ever”, “a victim of its own success”. A new paper double-checks those claims.
By Anita Prakash – Global governance bodies must be inclusive and bring in the voices from developing economies, which are practitioners of open and rule based trade relations.