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Articles about the WTI in the international media, specialist topics, statistics and pictures

Trade-related topics

WTI faculty and researchers can provide interviews on the following areas:

-    Trade & migration
-    Trade & environment/climate
-    Trade & investment
-    Trade & agriculture/food security
-    Trade & energy
-    Trade & commodities
-    Trade & development
-    Trade & intellectual property
-    Trade & emerging technologies
-    Trade in services
-    Trade & human rights

We can also provide interview partners on specific topical issues, such as trade agreements (TPP, TTIP), digital technology, Swiss-EU relations, Brexit, and the US presidential elections.We are happy to handle your requests for interviews in English, German, French or other languages. To arrange an interview, obtain a comment, or for further information, please contact Christine Kreis-Saunders or Morven McLean of the Communications team.

High resolution photos of WTI premises and management are available in the Press Downloads section. Please credit @wti

Media Files

In the Press

In the Press

"Handel ist eine Blackbox"

Interview in German with Thomas Cottier on free trade, the WTO, and Switzerland's trade relations with the EU.

14 Dec 2017


In the Press

Am Wendepunkt

Interview (in German) with Manfred Elsig on the challenges to globalisation

19 Jun 2017


In the Press

Wie die Schweiz die WTO austrickst

Original article (in German) on Swiss export subsidies quoting WTI Fellow Christian Häberli in his capacity as part-time WTO judge.

8 Jun 2017


In the Press

Comment la Suisse se joue de l'OMC

Article (in French) on Swiss export subsidies quoting WTI Fellow Christian Häberli in his capacity as part-time WTO judge.

8 Jun 2017


In the Press

How powerful is Donald Trump?

Article looking at the relationship between the President and Congress, quoting Manfred Elsig.

19 Apr 2017

World Finance

In the Press

Die Suche nach dem Befreiungsschlag

Comment piece by Joelle de Sépibus on implementation of the Swiss mass immigration initiative

16 Mar 2017

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

In the Press

Who’s Really Paying for the Wall?

Blog post by Joseph Francois and Laura Baughman on the Trump administration's plans to charge Mexico for the construction of a border wall.

16 Feb 2017

Global Trade

In the Press

Trump ist US-Präsident

US election night anaylsis in German by Prof. Manfred Elsig

9 Nov 2016

20 MInuten

In the Press

Globale Nachwehen

Interview with Joseph Francois about the effects of globalisation on international trade and the importance of expanding the political dialogue to find solutions.

15 Sep 2016


In the Press

Schweizer Forscher gelten als Risiko

Report on new research project on migration quoting Rosa Maria Losada and Joseph Francois

21 Jun 2016

Berner Zeitung, Zurichsee-Zeitung

In the Press

Freihandel statt Abschottung

Commentary on TTIP quoting the WTI study into its impact on the EU

20 May 2016

Finanz und Wirtschaft

In the Press

Das Mega-Abkommen und die Schweiz

Article in German/French about TTIP agriculture event held in Bern on 8 April 2016 and involving Charlotte Sieber and Elisabeth Bürgi-Bonanomi of the WTI

22 Apr 2016

Alimenta 8/16

In the Press

Gesucht: Weg aus der Sackgasse

Article referring to study by Joëlle de Sépibus and Cenni Najy on the protective clause that Switzerland is invoking over the free movement of people accord with the EU

21 Feb 2016


In the Press

Nachtübung – und ein volles Haus

News article about the Spirit of Bern conference that featured presentations by WTI faculty Joseph Francois and Mira Burri

18 Jan 2016

Der Bund

In the Press

Digitaler Handel stürzt Regulatoren ins Dilemma

Der globale Datenverkehr ist die Basis der neuen digitalen Wirtschaft – entsprechend frei soll er fliessen. Doch damit schwinden die Möglichkeiten der einzelnen Staaten, etwa die Privatsphäre ihrer Bürger oder die nationale Sicherheit zu schützen. Was tun in diesem Dilemma?

16 Dec 2015

Mira Burri, Unipress

In the Press

TTIP ist dem Untergang geweiht

Das Freihandelsabkommen zwischen USA und EU wird nie Realität werden, sagt der frühere kanadische Handelsdiplomat Pierre Sauvé.

15 Oct 2015

Der Standard



Trump – ein Jahr nach der Wahl

Roundtable discussion in Swiss German about what President Trump has achieved in the year since he was elected. Manfred Elsig is one of the panellists.

7 Nov 2017

SRF TV, Der Club


Regionalism in Latin America

Podcast of Brown Bag Seminar given by Alberto van Klaveren, Professor of International Relations at the University of Chile and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile at the World Trade Institute.

14 Sep 2016

WTI Brown Bag Podcast

Press Downloads

Press Downloads

WTI management images (zip)

Pictures in high resolution of WTI Managing Director Joseph Francois, Deputy Managing Director Manfred Elsig and Director Michael Hahn available for media use. Please credit @wti (35 mb)

13 Jan 2016


Press Downloads

TTIP press releases (zip)

English and German versions of a WTI study for AmCham EU on the benefits of TTIP for the EU (302 kb)

17 Feb 2016


Press Downloads

WTI images general (zip)

High resolution photos of WTI premises. Please credit @wti (23,696 kb)

24 Feb 2016