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17 Sep 2020 | News

Creation of the WTI Alumni Association

Several WTI alumni have gathered to start preparations for the formation of an official WTI Alumni Association, aiming to further strengthen and develop the alumni relations. The WTI's more than 500 alumni are part of an ever-growing, global and vibrant community of bright and dedicated minds.

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16 Sep 2020 | News

Online now: The 2019 Annual Report of the World Trade Institute

The 2019 edition of the World Trade Institute's Annual Report is now available and can be downloaded from our website.

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16 Sep 2020 | News

"Reshaping the WTO": Prof. Peter Van den Bossche moderates a webinar on the WTO and Trade Monitoring

On 16 September 2020, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche moderated a webinar on the reform of the WTO trade policy review mechanism, organized by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

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11 Sep 2020 | News

Class gets underway for the 2020-2021 MILE and TRAIL+ programmes

This year’s induction days for the incoming MILE and TRAIL+ students took place on 9 and 10 September, with most of them attending the orientation sessions and the Opening Ceremony online.

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10 Sep 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche comments on WTO leadership race in new Reuters article

Roberto Azevêdo stepped down as Director General of the WTO at the end of August, leaving the organization without an interim leader. Does this mark a new low-point for the crisis-ridden organization? What are the chances of a of a strong, dynamic leader emerging by early November, who will be ...

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3 Sep 2020 | News

Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig on the chances of a woman becoming the DG of the WTO for the first time

Roberto Azevêdo has officially left his post as Director General of the WTO on 31 August. Of the eight candidates for the vacancy, Nigeria's ex-finance and foreign minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is said to have the best chances.

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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 Competition 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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