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Trade and Development Report 2018: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

UNCTAD has launched the 2018 edition of the annual Trade and Development Report. Subtitled “Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion”, the report examines asymmetric distribution of wealth, power, and influence.

A description of the report from the press release presents a summary of the topics discussed critically in this edition:

“While the public sector in advanced economies has been obliged to borrow more since the crisis, it is the rapid growth of private indebtedness, particularly in the corporate sector, which needs to be monitored closely; this has, in the past, been a harbinger of crisis.¬† The growing indebtedness observed globally is closely linked to rising inequality. The two have been connected by the growing weight and influence of financial markets, a defining feature of hyperglobalization. Banks becoming too big to fail came to epitomize the reckless neglect of regulators prior to the crisis. But the ability of financial institutions to rig markets has survived the early rush of reform in the aftermath of the crisis and efforts are underway to push back even on the limited regulations that have been put in place.¬† Asymmetric power is not unique to financial markets; the global trade landscape is also dominated by big players. The ability of lead firms in global production networks to capture more of the value added has led to unequal trading relations even as developing countries have deepened their participation in global trade.¬† The digital world has bucked the gloomier post-crisis trend and is opening up new growth opportunities for developing countries. But the worrying spirit of monopoly risks distorting outcomes. Getting to grips with the policy and regulatory challenges this poses must be an integral part of rebalancing the global economy.¬† All these old and new pressures are weighing down on multilateralism. In our interdependent world, inward looking solutions do not offer a way forward; the challenge is to find ways to make multilateralism work for all and for the health of the planet. There is much to be done.”

The full report is available for download, in its entirety or by chapter, from the UNCTAD website: https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2227

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Library acquisitions — July 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from July 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

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.

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Accession to the World Trade Organization : a legal analysis / Dylan Geraets.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927227

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An√°lisis del entorno econ√≥mico internacional : instrumentos y pol√≠ticas / Ana Isabel Vi√Īas Apaolaza, Laura P√©rez Ortiz y √Āngeles S√°nchez D√≠ez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927241

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La convergencia de dos sistemas de integración : las relaciones entre la OMC y la UE en perspectiva constitucional / Naiara Arriola Echaniz ; prólogo María Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Luis Ignacio Gordillo Pérez.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927189

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Droit du commerce international / Hugues Kenfack.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927233

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La economía estresada / José Manuel Cruz Barragán.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927231

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L’√©conomie am√©ricaine / Anton Brender, Florence Pisani.

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Guide sur le syst√®me de r√®glement des diff√©rends de l’OMC / pr√©sent√© par la Division des affaires juridiques et la Division des r√®gles du Secr√©tariat de l’OMC, ainsi que par le Secr√©tariat de l’Organe d’appel.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927314

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Intellectual property rights and competition in standard setting : objectives and tensions / Valerio Torti.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927316

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Inversiones extranjeras y responsabilidad internacional de las empresas : problem√°ticas en torno al CIADI, los TBI y los derechos humanos / [coordinated by] Javier Echaide ; Magdalena Bas Vilizzio … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927179

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Subsidies in the context of the WTO’s free trade system : a legal and economic analysis / Gurwinder Singh.

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The trade policy review mechanism : a critical analysis / Mathias Kende.

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The wealth of a nation : a history of trade politics in America / C. Donald Johnson.

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World trade law : text, materials and commentary / Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio and Arwel Davies.

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Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Future of Global Trade Governance Report

In mid July, Bertelsmann Stiftung’s High-Level Board of Experts released their report on the future of global trade governance. The report “outlines four complementary avenues that can be pursued to revitalize the WTO as a forum for trade cooperation and conflict resolution,” according to the WTO announcement, found here.

Prepared independent of the WTO, the report provides conclusions and recommendations reflecting the views of the experts involved. The report is available online from the WTO website, for consultation and download.

Read the full report here, at the bottom of the news announcement on the WTO website: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/trdev_17jul18_e.htm

Library acquisitions — June 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from June 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Did you explore Oxford International Organizations during the trial period? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
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Annual report 2018 / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|88666430

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Cambio climático, energía y derecho internacional : perspectivas de futuro / [edited by] Rosa Giles Carnero.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927249

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Derecho del comercio internacional / Carlos Esplugues Mota … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927118

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Digital democracy in a globalized world / edited by Corien Prins … [et al.].

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927174

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Droit international de l’environnement / Jean-Maurice Arbour … [et al.].

Publication over two volumes.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927133

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Droit international de l’environnement / Jean-Pierre Beurier.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927131

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Economic integration in Africa : the East African community in comparative perspective / Richard E. Mshomba.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927106

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Environmental border tax adjustments and international trade law : fostering environmental protection / Alice Pirlot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927225

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Human rights in global health : rights-based governance for a globalizing world / edited by Benjamin Mason Meier, Lawrence O. Gostin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927197

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Informe anual 2018 / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|88673725

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L’intervention des tierces parties dans le r√®glement des diff√©rends √† l’OMC / Ngoc Ha Nguyen ; pr√©face de Marie-Pierre Lanfranchi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927219

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Les principes g√©n√©raux dans la jurisprudence de l’organe de r√®glement des diff√©rends de l’OMC / Mariem Aydi Ghozzi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927181

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Rapport annuel 2018 / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|88673608

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Full text: http://bit.ly/2lS8bQg

 

New from OECD: Trad Facilitation and the Global Economy

“In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies.”

OECD has launched a new book on trade facilitation reform around the world, reflecting global interest and ongoing efforts to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

With the launch of the book, which is available for online consultation and download here, OECD has also prepared a short policy summary document and a video about trade facilitation and OECD tools to evaluate a country’s progress and performance.

Library acquisitions — May 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have experiment with the World Scientific Journals during May? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
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Les accords commerciaux préférentiels / Habib Gherari.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927185

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Droit de l’OMC, droit de l’Union europ√©enne et fiscalit√© directe / Marilyne Sadowsky.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927187

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Droit international des espaces et des télécommunications / Mwayila Tshiyembe.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927217

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Economía internacional : teoría y política / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc J. Melitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927120

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Economic sanctions and international law / edited by Matthew Happold and Paul Eden.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926696

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Introduction to trade policy / Aluisio de Lima-Campos and Juan Antonio Gaviria.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927144

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Mainstreaming trade to attain the sustainable development goals / World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927195

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Negociaci√≥n para el comercio internacional / Cristina Pe√Īa Andr√©s.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927221

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Nos quieren m√°s tontos : la escuela seg√ļn la econom√≠a neoliberal / Pilar Carrera Santaf√©, Eduardo Luque Guerrero.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927142

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El precio de la desigualdad / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducción de Alejandro Pradera.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927215

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The price of inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927209

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Le prix de l’in√©galit√© / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; essai traduit par Fran√ßoise et Paul Chemla.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927207

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WTO agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures : a commentary / Wolfgang M√ľller.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927148

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Library acquisitions — April 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from April 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.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through 17 May 2018, explore World Scientific Journals! In addition to scientific, technical, and medical books, World Scientific Publishing publishes 135 journals in various domains. For the purposes of this trial, content published between 2013 and 2018 from 124 journals is available for consultation

For more information on HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated and to take advantage of this trial, visit their website: https://www.worldscientific.com/page/wsjournals.

Trial access is via IP recognition.If unable to access this resource or in case of questions, please email us at web.librarian.

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have a chance to test out HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated during April? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
Did you have experiment with the Safari Online Learning Platform during April? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
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The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in Africa : a human rights perspective / United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927170

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Le d√©veloppement du droit international : r√©flexions d’un demi-si√®cle / Georges Abi-Saab ; recueil d’articles r√©unis par Marcelo G. Kohen et Magnus Jesko Langer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927176

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The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets / Jason Hickel.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927046

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Droit international de l’investissement / Arnaud de Nanteuil.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927122

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Elgar encyclopedia of international economic law / edited by Thomas Cottier, Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, with Jonas Baumann, Brigitta Imeli, Julian Powell, Rebecca Gilgen.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927146

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La gran brecha : qué hacer con las sociedades desiguales / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; traducción de María Luisa Rodríguez Tapia y Federico Corriente.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927110

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International trade law / Indira Carr, Peter Stone.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927114

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Orden mundial : reflexiones sobre el carácter de las naciones y el curso de la historia / Henry Kissinger ; traducción de Teresa Arijón.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927112

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O√Ļ va le monde? / Pascal Lamy, Nicole Gnesotto ; avec Jean-Michel Baer.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927191

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La patente biotecnológica y la OMC / Mireia Martínez Barrabés ; prólogo de Xavier Pons Ràfols.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927166

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Peut-on guérir de la mondialisation? / Jacques Poulain.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927168

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Straight talk on trade : ideas for a sane world economy / Dani Rodrik.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927172

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