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The WTO World Trade Report says at least 115 countries have set out digital development strategies or new industrial plans addressing the digital economy.

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The top stories from the past week.

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The WTO Goods Trade Barometer rose to slightly above trend after lowest-ever recording in August.

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The top stories from this week’s issue.

Fri, 2:13 PM
Trade in transition
By Brett Fortnam , Jesse Chase-Lubitz

President-elect Joe Biden’s reported pick to lead the Treasury Department, Janet Yellen, has advocated for a World Trade Organization-compliant carbon tax, while his choice for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, says the Biden administration’s approach to China will begin with domestic policy and building international alliances.

By Hannah Monicken

The European Union, Canada, Japan and 10 other countries on Monday pledged to launch an initiative on medical supplies aimed at identifying steps World Trade Organization members can take to facilitate trade and better position countries amid the public health crisis.

By Isabelle Icso

Support for the multilateral trading system is “now as important as ever,” leaders from the world’s largest economies said this weekend at the conclusion of a virtual G20 summit.

By Jesse Chase-Lubitz

World Trade Organization members remain divided on a proposal to enact a temporary waiver that would allow countries to sidestep intellectual property obligations to respond to the pandemic, leading some analysts to believe the waiver, if ever adopted, won’t come in time to help combat the public health crisis.

By Hannah Monicken

With President-elect Joe Biden set to take over the Oval Office in January, the United Kingdom is preparing to make its case to the new administration for quickly finishing the in-progress bilateral trade deal, according to a British official familiar with the matter – but the effort is up against a narrow timeframe and unknown Biden trade priorities.

By Isabelle Icso

Economic leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Friday committed to meliorating the narrative on trade and investment and outlined a 20-year vision for the multilateral trading system.



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