World Trade Forum 2016

The World Trade Forum is an annual event co-organised by the World Trade Institute each September.

'Behind-the-Border Policies and Global Trade' was the theme of the World Trade Forum 2016 that took place from 23 to 24 September at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. It focused on the measurement and impacts of non-tariff measures and domestic regulation on international trade and investment and how such ‘behind-the-border’ policies are being/can be addressed in preferential trade agreements and the WTO.

The event was organised by the World Trade Institute, the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (Florence), the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London).

See attachment for programme details.


World Trade Forum archive

The programmes for previous editions of the World Trade Forum can be found below:

2015, '20 Years of the World Trade Organization'

2014, 'International Trade in Electricity and the Greening Economy'

2013, 'Trade Cooperation: the Purpose, Design and Effects of Preferential Trade Agreements'

2012, 'The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs: Lessons from the Trade Field'

2011, 'New Directions and Emerging Challenges in International Investment Law and Policy'

2010, 'Trade Governance in the Digital Age'

2009, 'Making Decisions at the World Trade Organization: Past, Present and Beyond Doha'