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The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a leading academic institution dedicated to studies, teaching and research in international trade and investment regulation, economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

News and Information Archive

25 Jan 2022 | News

Peter Van den Bossche gives an Interview to the Université Catholique de Lille's Global Business Law Society

In the interview, Prof. Van den Bossche, who served as judge of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body between 2009 and 2019, talks about a variety of topics, including his impressive professional and academic career.

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19 Jan 2022 | News

Recap of the "Digital Trade in the Post-COVID World" Online Conference

On 17 and 18 January 2022, the World Trade Institute (WTI), in cooperation with the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University College of Law, hosted a two-day online conference focusing on ways digital trade in …

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18 Jan 2022 | News

Why governments need to tackle the impact of trade on climate change - An Interview with Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier

In an interview with Swissinfo, Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier, former Managing Director of the WTI, talks about the significant environmental impact of the production and trade of goods in a globalised market.

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Latest Publications

24 Jan 2022

Trade and Environmental Law

This extensive volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law probes the essential concepts, contemporary research, and key elements of law at the intersection of …

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