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31 Oct 2023 | News

Dispute Settlement in times of crises: Can the USA and Mexico prevent another “Tortilla War”?

Christian Häberli, WTI Research Fellow, is appointed chair of the USMCA panel in Mexico – GE Corn.

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27 Apr 2023 | News

Focus on: Technical Barriers to Trade in Pursuit of Sustainable Development - 2023 Summer Academy

What's the role of international trade to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Today we deep dive into course 4 of the WTI's 2023 Summer Academy. Interested? Apply to secure your spot!

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21 Feb 2023 | News

Prof Peter Van den Bossche's lecture at the International Trade Institute

On 16 February 2023, WTI's Director of Studies, taught "Balancing Trade with Non-Trade Concerns" at the International Trade Institute.

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9 Dec 2022 | News

Report: Grain Initiative continuation to sustain exports to Africa

We publish today the latest report of the European Union's Horizon 2020 MATS programme project: "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”

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9 Dec 2022 | News

WTI fellow Dr. Christian Häberli in UniFokus, magazine of University of Bern

With the title "Bauern in der Ukraine brauchen Zuversicht, um für Afrika zu produzieren" (Farmers in Ukraine need confidence to produce for Africa) the WTI contributes to the University of Bern magazine, UniFokus issue: "What will we eat tomorrow?"

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22 Nov 2022 | News

Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa: new report now published!

We publish today the latest outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”.

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16 Sep 2022 | News

Opening of the Black Sea Grain Corridor (August 2022)

The report of the third outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine-Africa" is published today

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16 Sep 2022 | News

Could a WTO Accession "lock in" Uzbekistan's still rather timid Agricultural Reform for 2030?

Three days of interesting debates between academics, policy-makers, agricultural production and trade specialists, from 6 to 8 September 2022 in Tashkent.

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9 Aug 2022 | News

Dr. Christian Häberli on the dangerous grain delivery from Ukraine to Turkey

Swiss national television (SRF) interviews WTI's Fellow and Lecturer, Dr. Christian Häberli.

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2 Aug 2022 | News

Wheat shipments to Egypt: deeper look

Report of the second outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa". It provides a deeper overview on wheat imports to Egypt and highlights share of Ukrainian origin; one more short presentation covers Crude oil and wheat/corn price dynamics in 2022 with comments on main influencing …

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20 Jun 2022 | News

Agrifood Trade Promotion between Ukraine and Africa

Today, at the World Trade Institute, we launch the project “Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. We want to contribute to the resumption of agricultural trade interrupted because of the war on Ukraine.

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29 Apr 2022 | News

Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa: CONSULTANCY

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is recruiting a Ukrainian agrifood trade expert to provide consultancy services under the programme Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable (MATS).

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16 Nov 2021 | News

Think Tank led by Ilaria Espa and Christian Häberli produces Policy Brief for the recent G20 Summit in Rome

WTO Delegates presently work on a proposal to discipline Food Export Restrictions for a Decision at the Twelfth Ministerial Conference starting on 30 November 2021 in Geneva.

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1 Nov 2021 | News

Successful Launch of the African Council for Trade Policy and Development (ACTRADE)

The theme of the Opening Ceremony was "The ACTRADE Initiative and the Promotion of Inter-African Trade" .

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3 Aug 2021 | News

Marianna Henud Cresci (MILE 20) wins the Thomas Cottier Award for Best Thesis

Marianna Henud Cresci, MILE 20 alumna from Brazil, is this year's winner of the Thomas Cottier Award for Best Thesis. This award is presented annually to one WTI student for the best thesis submitted and was set up to honour the WTI's founder and former Managing Director Prof. Emeritus Thomas …

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2 Aug 2021 | News

The 2020-21 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

After an intense academic year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 MILE and TRAIL+ students were officially bid farewell at a COVID-19 conform Closing Ceremony at the Silva Casa Auditorium of the WTI. After the Ceremony, the students who were in Bern and some WTI staff members gathered to …

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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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