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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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10 Jan 2022 | News

Registration Open: MILE and TRAIL+ (LL.M.) at the World Trade Institute!

Embark on a unique and rewarding academic journey with us. Apply now for the 2022-23 MILE (MAS) and TRAIL+ (LL.M.) programmes!

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3 Jan 2022 | News

Digital Trade in the Post-COVID World: An Online Conference you shouldn't miss!

Start the new year right and join us for our online conference on "Digital Trade in the Post-COVID World".

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24 Dec 2021 | News

Season's Greetings from the WTI

The WTI wishes you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and all the best for 2022.

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21 Dec 2021 | News

Prof. Elisa Fornalé is invited to become a Member of the Newly-launched WTO Gender Research Hub

The aim of this initiative is to deepen the understanding of the impact of trade on women and gender equality. The Hub serves as a knowledge-gathering platform where the latest research is shared.

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17 Dec 2021 | News

SECO Report about the Roundtable on Trade, Climate Change & the SDGs is now available

The report on the SECO Roundtable on Trade, Climate Change and the SDGs has been published.

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15 Dec 2021 | News

Congratulations, Edwin Vermulst!

The World Trade Institute congratulates Edwin Vermulst, founding partner of VVGB Advocaten and WTI External Faculty member, for winning the 2021 award of Trade and Customs Lawyer of the Year by Who's Who Legal.

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15 Dec 2021 | News

The Fifth Edition of the best-selling "The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization" is finally available!

This book has been the prime textbook of choice for teachers and students for many years due to its clear and detailed explanation of the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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14 Dec 2021 | News

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche discusses the Aftermath of the Postponement of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12)

The interview took place on 8 December 2021 and was livestreamed on the Facbook page of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

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13 Dec 2021 | News

Successful Roundtable Discussion marks the Conclusion of the WTI’s latest PhD Course

On Friday, 10 December 2021, a roundtable discussion on the future of the multilateral trading system featuring ambassadors, high-level trade policy makers, negotiators, and academics marked the concluding part of Dr. Maarten Smeets’ PhD course “Trade Negotiations & Techniques”.

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10 Dec 2021 | News

The SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron: A Snapshot of Where We Are

On 8 December 2021, the University of Bern's Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID) organised an event focusing the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron.

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10 Dec 2021 | News

Aylin Yildiz successfully defends her PhD Thesis

On 6 December 2021, Aylin Yildiz, PhD student at the WTI, successfully defended her thesis, which she wrote under the supervision of Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Dr. Nilüfer Oral. Read our interview with Aylin below.

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9 Dec 2021 | News

The newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) has successfully hosted its first General Assembly

The first General Assembly meeting of the newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) took place on 4 December 2021. Around 30 alumni from all over the world participated.

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9 Dec 2021 | News

WTI-COMESA Training Course on Trade in Services has successfully concluded

The WTI and COMESA have conducted a training course for COMESA member states aimed at strengthening human and policy-making capacities on Trade in Services. The course took place virtually from 6 until 8 December 2021.

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8 Dec 2021 | News

Tamara Köhler discusses Reform of the Swiss Retirement Provision on SRF's "ECO Talk"

On 6 December 2021, Tamara Köhler, Research Assistant at the WTI, appeared on Swiss National Television (SRF)'s "ECO Talk" programme to discuss the Swiss parliament's renewed try to reform the retirement provision.

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8 Dec 2021 | News

Quantifying Trade and Sustainability Linkages

Prof. Joseph Francois, the WTI's Managing Director, recently spoke on model based quantification of the environmental impact of trade agreements at the December 2021 Trade and Sustainability Hub, jointly organised by the CDE and IISD.

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7 Dec 2021 | News

Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference: Call for Papers

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade conference. The meeting will take place on 13-14 June 2022 in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TED University.

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6 Dec 2021 | News

Know the GAP: New Programme for late 2021 and 2022

The Know the GAP gender lecture series is back! For late 2021 and 2022, the programme theme is "Looking for Gender Parity".

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6 Dec 2021 | News

ETSG Annual Conference 2021 and WTO Essay Prize

The European Trade Study Group (ESTG) annual conference was held in September 2021. The WTI serves as a co-organising institution for ETSG, which is the largest conference dedicated to the economics of international trade.

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