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10 Aug 2020 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Pallavi Bajaj

MILE 10 graduate Pallavi Bajaj, International Trade Policy Consultant, and Partner at TCube Consulting LLP, talks about her professional journey and the benefits she gained from pursuing the MILE programme at the World Trade Institute. This interview is part of our Alumni profiles series.

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6 Aug 2020 | News

Save the date: World Trade Forum 2020

This year's World Trade Forum, co-organised by the European University Institute and the World Trade Institute, will be held online. This is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 Aug 2020 | News

Interview with Peter Van den Bossche as basis for a new article on the possible future WTO DG in the NRC

The leading Dutch newspaper NRC has published an article about the eight candidates for the position as new Director General of the WTO on the basis of an interview with Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies.

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29 Jul 2020 | News

The 2019-20 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

After months of intense preparation, the 2019-20 MILE and TRAIL+ students finished the WTI Moor Court competition online and were officially bid farewell at a COVID-19 conform Closing Ceremony on the WTI premises. After the Ceremony, the students and some WTI staff enjoyed a lunch with a view at Restaurant ...

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28 Jul 2020 | News

Final Report of the 18th Edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competion now available to read

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some Regional Rounds as well as the Grand Finals had to be held online. A team of current TRAIL+ students participated in this year's competition, too. The WTI has been an academic supporter and sponsor of this competition for several years and many WTI ...

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27 Jul 2020 | News

Successful Conclusion of the WTI's first ever Online Summer Academy

The WTI's annual Summer Academy, which was held online this year in response the to the COVID-19 pandemic, has successfully concluded on 17 July. This was the first time the Institute offered the weekly courses exclusively for virtual participation since the launch of the Winter and Summer Academies.

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27 Jul 2020 | News

Latest Activities by WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, has been involved in a number of different activities this month. These include the delivery of an online lecture about the new EU – Mexico Trade Agreement, a keynote lecture at the Online Summer 2020 Academic Conference on The 3R ...

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15 Jul 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche's latest online lecture now available to watch

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, gave a video lecture in the context of the 2020 "Trade, Investment and Development Program" organised by the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C.

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9 Jul 2020 | News

Switzerland nominates Professor Emeritus Thomas Cottier as Arbitrator for the MPIA

Switzerland has nominated Professor Emeritus Thomas Cottier as its candidate for the pool of 10 arbitrators for the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA), a temporary solution for the paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Prof. Cottier is the former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute and Professor Emeritus ...

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7 Jul 2020 | News

USMCA Chapter 31 State-State Dispute Settlement: Christian Häberli named as Panelist

The successor agreement to NAFTA entered into force on 1 July 2020, with the same three parties. The new acronym is USMCA (Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada). WTI Fellow Christian Häberli is one of 30 people who will act as panelists in ...

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7 Jul 2020 | News

WTI study suggests minimal negative impact of EFTA-Mercosur free trade deal

Two studies commissioned by the Swiss Governement forecast little to no negative environmental or agricultural impact of the EFTA-Mercosur free tarde agreement. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) published the results last week. One of these studies was carried out by the World Trade Institute in June 2019.

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6 Jul 2020 | News

Written submission by Prof. Damian Raess to the House of Commons on UK-EU trade negotiations

SNSF Professor Damian Raess' written evidence on level playing field rule in the policy area of social and employment standards is now online and can be accessed on the official website of the UK Parliament. Prof. Raess was invited to submit his evidence by the Chair of the Committee, Hilary ...

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6 Jul 2020 | News

'Can It Get Any Worse?' Commentary by Peter Van den Bossche in the June 2020 edition of the SIEL Newsletter

In his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies of the WTI, wrote a commentary on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and international trade.

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1 Jul 2020 | News

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition’s final round!

This year's winning team hails from Mumbai, India, and was composed of Ms. Sharnam Vaswani, Ms. Urshila Samant, Ms. Drashti Gala and Ms. Niyati Karia who participated in the competition representing Government Law College Mumbai. They also won the prize for the best team from a developing country. The best ...

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25 Jun 2020 | News

"The WTO Before, During and After Corona": Peter Van den Bossche's introduction now available to listen

This year's Spring Meeting by the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR) was held online on Wednesday, 24 June. Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, introduced the meeting. If you could not attend, you can now watch it online.

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24 Jun 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche talks about Roberto Azevêdo's departure as Director General of the WTO on SRF's "Echo der Zeit"

Peter Van den Bossche, The WTI's Director of Studies, shared his thoughts on Roberto Azevêdo's resignation as the WTO's Director General and what possible challenges his successor might have to face. The programme was aired on Saturday, 20 June 2020.

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23 Jun 2020 | News

Pandemic and the Global Economy: A virtual workshop series

National policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis have included cooperation replaced by competition, including export restrictions, efforts to re-localize global supply chains, and efforts to regulate the overseas production of MNEs. This workshop will examine issues and challenges raised by recent experience.

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17 Jun 2020 | News

WTI Summer Academy starts next week!

The WTI's online Summer Academy starts next week with the course on WTO Law on TBT & SPS Measures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all our courses will be held online, ensuring that participants can still learn about cutting-edge issues in international law and economics. All course syllabi are now ...

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2 Jun 2020 | News

My PCA Fellowship - Jorge Manrique de Lara

Jorge Manrique de Lara, MILE 17 graduate from Peru, worked as an Assistant Legal Counsel for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague (Netherlands) after completing the MILE Master's programme in Bern. Read his testimonial about the one year fellowship which allowed him to work with a diverse ...

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29 May 2020 | News

A message from Peter Van den Bossche

The WTI's Director of Studies reassures new Master's students that, despite travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic which may make it impossible for them to travel to Switzerland in the near future, the Master's programmes starting in September 2020 will be available online as well. Resuming the ...

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