New statistical publications from OECD, mid December 2018

New OECD publications have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary聽by WTO聽staff and WTO Library patrons.

Library acquisitions — August 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2018. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

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Your WTO Library Team

Did you take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year? If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.
Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Competition policy for the new era : insights from the BRICS countries / edited by Tembinkosi Bonakele, Eleanor M Fox and Liberty Mncube.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927239

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview available: http://bit.ly/2LUbMI8
Globalizaci贸n y generaci贸n de riqueza : un mundo m谩s pr贸spero, m谩s eficiente y m谩s justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversi贸n extranjera directa / Jos茅-Ram贸n Ferrandis Mu帽oz ; presentaci贸n de Vicente Boceta ; pr贸logo de Fernando Eguidazu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927150

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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Governing science and technology under the international economic order : regulatory divergence and convergence in the age of megaregionals / edited by Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu, Ching-Fu Lin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927251

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2Q2Ps2g
Intellectual property and human development : current trends and future scenarios / edited by Tzen Wong, Graham Dutfield.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927336

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2PAoM7Z
International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927344

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2CeJ8BX
The law and economics of a sustainable energy trade agreement / edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Mel茅ndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927247

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2LRiIpy
The law of the international civil service : institutional law and practice in international organisations / Gerhard Ullrich.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927245

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2oJGDyd
Ownership unbundling and related measures in the EU energy sector : foundations, the impact of WTO law and investment protection / Tilman Michael Dralle.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927259

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2PCa7tg
Les pays ACP dans le commerce mondial / Aristide Fo茅.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927352

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2PXqkKt
Putting consumers first : essays in honour of Pradeep Mehta / edited by Sanjaya Baru, with Abhishek Kumar.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927318

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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La reforma de la gobernanza pesquera internacional y europea / [edited by] Jorge Pueyo Losa, Julio Jorge Urbina.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927255

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

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The use of alternative benchmarks in anti-subsidy law : a study on the WTO, the EU and China / Sophia M眉ller.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927263

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2LTY1JJ
A WTO agreement on trade facilitation : can it really facilitate trade? / Mena Hassan.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927322

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How a TPP-Style E-commerce Outcome in the WTO would Endanger the Development Dimension of the GATS Acquis (and Potentially the WTO) by Jane Kelsey.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces a watershed. Developed country Members want to abandon the Doha round and negotiate 鈥榥ew issues鈥, notably electronic commerce, as part of a broader US-led strategy to rewrite the global trade rules for the 21st century. Developing countries insist the Doha round be concluded before considering new issues and most reject the e-commerce agenda as foreclosing their options for digital development. This standoff dominated the MC11. The new e-commerce agenda has its genesis in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Three factors complicate moves to export it to the WTO. First, those rules are blunt instruments designed to protect the first mover status and oligopolistic power of Big Tech. Second, they lack any development flexibilities or obligations. Third, their application to major developing country competitors and the potentially lucrative markets of larger developing countries requires multilateralization through the WTO, but that will be a highly contested process. That contest is now playing out through the plurilateral process announced by the e-commerce proponents during the MC11. The proposals assume a major expansion of Members鈥 commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Favourable interpretations of sectoral classifications, modes of trading services, and the application of technological neutrality to historical commitments would override the original GATS acquis that ensures developing countries can control their exposure, and seriously diminish their regulatory autonomy to maximize the opportunities of the digital economy and minimize the risks. Such an agenda could deepen the crisis at the WTO.

https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgy024

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UNEP Global Environment Outlook Regional and Gender Assessments

UNEP has recently published a set of Global Environment Outlook (GEO) regional and gender assessments. Regions covered include Asia and the Pacific, the Pan-European region, North America, Africa, West Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

These publications are available from the UNEP website or directly聽from following the links below: