The obsolecence of WTO

Daniel Alt­man exag­ger­ates just bare­ly when he warns of the obso­les­cence of WTO in a Newsweek col­umn in hon­our of this week’s WTO Gen­er­al Coun­cil meet...

Doha do-dah day

Here’s a hap­py lit­tle tune from the trade Min­is­ters of Brazil, Chi­na, India, South Africa. Issued from the Moun­tain Tops of Davos: “In par­tic­u­lar, the ...

Why the Doha Round is failing

The usu­al­ly well-informed ITSCD Bridges Newslet­ter tries to explain it with a bit of tabloid allit­er­a­tion: ‘Polit­i­cal Paral­y­sis Poi­sons WTO Agri­cul­...

Schubert and the GATT

From a 1984 speech to the Confederation of British Industry by Hugh Corbet, then Director of the London-based Trade Policy Research Centre. The situation* puts...