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15 Dec 2020 | News

The European Union’s First Bilateral Trade Dispute - Final Ruling with WTI support

For the first time, the European Union has used a bilateral trade agreement to ensure its market access rights. After Covid restrictions preventing expediency and public hearings for almost a year, an Arbitration Panel has now recognised the right of Ukraine to regulate the management of its forest sector sustainably, …

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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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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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19 May 2020 | News

Interview by Christian Häberli on the early resignation of WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo for DRS4's "Trend"

WTI fellow Christian Häberli gave an interview on Roberto Azevêdo's resignation as Director General of the WTO for "Trend", a programme produced by Swiss Radio channel DRS4. The interview, alongside a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on shared economy facilities like "Mobility", was aired last Saturday, 16 …

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15 Nov 2019 | News

WTI renews teaching links with the Trade Policy Centre in Africa

The World Trade Institute (WTI) has maintained excellent relations with the Trade Policy Centre in Africa (www.trapca.org) for the past ten years, thanks to a cooperation agreement dated January 2009.

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10 Oct 2019 | News

WTI alumni panel held at the WTO Public Forum

The WTI organised an alumni panel at the WTO Public Forum on 9 October 2019. Alumni from different intakes participated in the discussion. The theme was ‘Tomorrow’s Trading World – Thinking Ahead for the Future Generations’.

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5 Oct 2019 | News

Annual get-together of WTI alumni to be held during WTO Public Forum

As in previous years the annual get-together of World Trade Institute alumni will take place in Geneva during the week of the WTO Public Forum.

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23 Jul 2019 | News

2020 Winter and Summer Academies

Visit the Winter and Summer Academy page on our website to see the 2020 course lists. These week-long classes can be taken à la carte or with the aim of obtaining a certificate or diploma.

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1 Jul 2019 | News

Trading for Good: Climate Change and Agriculture

The 2019 Summer Symposium of the International Agricultural Research Consortium (IATRC) brought together almost 50 scholars from all continents, including EU and US officials. WTI Fellow Christian Häberli was invited as a keynote speaker to the final plenary session.

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25 Apr 2018 | News

Qatar needs greater food security

WTI Fellow Christian Häberli attended a two-day inter-agency workshop in Doha (18-19 April 2018) to share knowledge and experiences on food security and sustainability in Qatar, which is subject to a trade boycott by its Gulf neighbours.

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16 Feb 2018 | News

Full house at Brown Bag seminar by Christian Häberli

With the experience and insights that only a panellist in 20 stages of five WTO dispute settlement cases can have, WTI Fellow Christian Häberli gave a Brown Bag lunch seminar at the WTI on 15 February on the topic: WTO Dispute Settlement: How Does it Really Work?

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4 Apr 2017 | News

Successful export support project completed in Colombia

The WTI SECO programme provided funding for two short seminars for Colombian producers-exporters, industry representatives and government officials, which were held in Cali (22-24 March) and Bogotá (27-29 March) with the support of government export agency PROCOLOMBIA.

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8 Dec 2015 | News

Prof Elsig visits Foreign Trade University of Vietnam

Deputy Managing Director of the WTI Prof Manfred Elsig recently returned from Vietnam where he paid a visit to the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi, one of the WTI’s partners in the SECO academic cooperation project and taught a four-day course on Global Political Economy.

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16 Oct 2015 | News

r4d researchers pay site visit to Ethiopia

WTI researchers on the Employment Project of the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) are conducting a four-day site visit to Ethiopia that includes a workshop and roundtable discussion at Addis Ababa University.

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13 Oct 2015 | News

WTI and Bocconi University stage food security conference

Food Security is the main theme of the World Expo 2015 taking place in Milan until the end of this month. WTI and Milan's Bocconi University picked up the theme at a second joint event they staged in the city on 7 October.

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16 Sep 2015 | News

WTI reaches out to agricultural policy-makers in Vietnam

For the first time, the WTI has held a policy discussion with the international team of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as part of a SECO-sponsored academic cooperation project in Vietnam.

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4 Jun 2015 | News

Second Joint Academy held in Delhi

The Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy run by the WTI and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is taking place for the second time in Delhi. The four-week course at the IIFT runs from 25 May until 19 June …

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1 May 2015 | News

Is food security an issue for Switzerland?

Around the world the resources for agricultural production – soil, water, biodiversity - are under pressure as the population increases and climate change affects the poorest countries where a high percentage of income is spent on food. Poverty and increasing food prices are leading drivers of food insecurity.

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22 Oct 2014 | News

Christian Häberli addresses food security conference

How can the world feed its population – expected to grow to over eight billion over the next 20 years – when one person in eight is already experiencing hunger? The Academia Engelberg Dialogue on Science from 15 to 17 October discussed approaches to resolve this problem.

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23 Jul 2014 | News

Doctoral choir sings for the local community

The WTI’s doctoral students proved they had more than one string to their bow when they gave a concert at the retirement home in Zollikofen, near Bern, in the middle of July.

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