Trade and Development News
Sep 10, 2014
"As Russia continues to set the agenda on Ukraine and the West continues to implement the same ineffective strategy, Ukrainians feel increasing abandoned," writes Alina Polyakova.
Aug 26, 2014
As Canada wraps up its Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the EU, it remains deeply involved in another very ambitious multilateral negotiation: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canada became an observer to the TPP negotiations in 2010, but did not become a full member until 2012 because New Zealand, one of the founders of the TPP negotiations, and the United States held up Canada’s request due to concerns about Canada’s supply management of dairy, poultry, and eggs, as well as the longstanding U.S. complaint about Canada’s lack of protection for intellectual property rights. So when Canada and Mexico announced they would like to join the TPP negotiations, trade observers asked out loud if Canada would be willing to disband its supply management. Accession to the negotiations meant accepting the rules at the time of accession, and New Zealand, having liberalized its dairy industry over the last decade or so, was not about to give Canada a pass on supply management.
Aug 22, 2014
From August 4-6, 2014, the first ever US-Africa Summit took place in Washington, DC. The Africa Program and its colleagues provided daily coverage of the event and a variety of perspectives on what this means for US-Africa relations going forward.
Aug 05, 2014
Mexico Ascendant: How to Grow Cross-Border Trade, is one of several conferences in The Economist’s "Trade Horizons" series and will examine how US companies can best leverage the $507 billion import-export market with Mexico.
Aug 01, 2014
Global Fellow Jorge Heine provides insight on potential Chinese investments in Chile in energy and infrastructure sectors.
Jorge Heine: "The relationship with China has to move to the next stage, one that includes energy and infrastructure"
Jul 18, 2014
Program Fellow Jorge Heine is interviewed in Pulso on Chile-China relations on the wake of his departure to Beijing.
Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border
Jul 05, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the United State's role in rebuilding El Salvador.
Jul 01, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on Panama's strong economy for the July 1 Marketplace Morning Report.
May 22, 2014
After twenty years of success, why wouldn't we want the Bank to do more? Christoper Wilson reflects on the past and future of the NADBank and BECC and how an expanded role could increase exports, create jobs, and spur regional competition.