Not all about the WTO

Years ago, in the ear­ly 2000’s, the WTO hired me to write sev­er­al books about the Organ­i­sa­tion and the treaties. I still some­times get a request, althoug...

The ICC’s Century

The Inter­na­tion­al Cham­ber of Com­merce (ICC) has been the most promi­nent voice of inter­na­tion­al busi­ness for just over a cen­tu­ry. This year is the&nb...

The ‘next trading system’

A series of tweets prompt­ed by the emp­ty argu­ment and spe­cious results of the Decem­ber, 2017, WTO Min­is­te­r­i­al meet­ing. Even­tu­al­ly, this must end. ...

Trade blocs world

We will soon see the cre­ation of the first glob­al-scale trade-blocs: exclu­sive inter­na­tion­al trade zones. What will it be like? The short answer (if you w...