The WTO is set to wrap up negotiations on harmful fisheries subsidies This could help rebuild the oceans’ fish stocks, and support the communities that rely on them.
The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
Australia’s Prime Minister wants reform of the World Trade Organization to rein in China’s ‘economic coercion’. But it also needs to constructively engage with China on that reform.
Despite some public virtue signalling, the Canadian government is not doing all it can to improve global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Canada has yet to announce its position on the WTO patent waiver.
The process will take months, if it’s even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The change in the US position signals how clearly the success of every country in fighting the pandemic depends on vaccinating the whole world.
Licensing agreements between pharmaceutical companies and the Medicines Patent Pool, in cooperation with the WHO, could accelerate access to doses for the poorest countries.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There’s a better solution.
Australia has joined a handful of countries resisting a push to relax intellectual property rules related to COVID vaccines.
Hosted by Russia, the summit gave the BRICS group a chance to harmonise their approach before the G20 meeting in Riyadh.
A Biden presidency promises a return to multilateral trade agreements. But it remains to be seen how it approaches the World Trade Organisation.
As we stare down a second wave of COVID-19, there are far better alternatives to prevent shortages and ensure adequate supply of medical goods than trade restrictions.
Everyone who cares about marine biodiversity, fish, fishers, coastal communities and fishing industry workers of today and tomorrow must push for the end of fisheries subsidies.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
For the second time this century, crises have led to calls to transform our global food system. We can start with restructuring the global food trade so that it complements local food systems.
The prosperity and happiness of one country promotes that of others. That’s a lesson Donald Trump has never learned.
The World Trade Organization will lose its teeth from midnight. We are entering a world with unenforceable rules.
The Trump administration’s tendency to follow rules only if they’re in its interest could end up hurting the US in the long run.
Trump’s endgame for the US-China trade war still seems elusive as the conflict continues to escalate.
US-China relations are fast deteriorating, leading to fears that a ‘cold war’ may be brewing. A China expert explains what’s motivating its behavior.