Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?

The Economist Intelligence Unit will be offering a 30-minute webinar on 27 June 2019 on the them “Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?” Two speakers, Agathe Demarais (Director of Global Forecasting) and Cailin Birch (Global Economist) will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the US and the possible outcomes of a side discussion between heads of state of both countries later this month during the G20 meeting.

Registration is required to attend and can be completed using the form available here: https://pages.eiu.com/June-19-US-China-trade-war-webinar—USEMEA—Subscription-NB_Registration-Page.html

A full description of the webinar is as follows:

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has captured the headlines in recent weeks. In May the US increased existing tariffs of 10% on US$200bn worth of Chinese merchandise imports to duty rates of 25%, and China responded by raising its import tariffs on around US$60bn of US goods.

The stakes were raised again a few days later with a US proposal to apply additional tariffs across Chinese merchandise imports not yet covered by punitive tariffs, worth around US$300bn per year.

Against this backdrop, The Economist Intelligence Unit has come to the view that the most likely outcome of a planned meeting between US president Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting on June 28th-29th will be of a truce in tariffs escalation, probably until at least 2020.

But questions remain, such as:

    • Is a US-China trade deal still a realistic prospect, or will the two sides fail to reach a compromise?
    • Is the US going to take the first step towards de-escalation, or is the ball in China’s court?
    • What happens if no deal is inked, and what would this mean for global growth?

Economist Intelligence Unit is a resource available to WTO staff, Member State delegations, and WTO Library patrons, through a subscription managed by the WTO Library. If there are any questions about this or other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Library acquisitions — May 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 2019. 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

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Belt and road : a Chinese world order / Bruno Maçães.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927598

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Xb53Qp
The Cambridge handbook of technical standardization law : competition, antitrust, and patents / edited by Jorge L. Contreras.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927499

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2HIMCgO
La chaîne de blocs peut-elle révolutionner le commerce international? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927650

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Full text: http://bit.ly/30THOwA
Competition law / Richard Whish, David Bailey.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927518

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Wy1F5d
Digital economies at global margins / edited by Mark Graham.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927610

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Full text: http://bit.ly/2HK2L5Q
Institutional translation for international governance : enhancing quality in multilingual legal communication / edited by Fernando Prieto Ramos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927516

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Intellectual property law : text, cases, and materials / Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927490

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The interaction between competition law and corporate governance : opening the ‘black box’ / Florence Thépot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927543

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2W8Gg34
Pueden las cadenas de bloques revolucionar el comercio internacional? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927652

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Full text: http://bit.ly/30OIT8V
Sustaining economic growth in Asia / [edited by] Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Thomas Helbling, Adam S. Posen, Changyong Rhee.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927555

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2VZTrP0
Trade facilitation in the multilateral trading system : genesis, course and accord / Hao Wu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927531

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2HJZuTV

 

OECD: Why government subsidies are bad for global competition

“As a global community, we also value fairness and competitiveness in international markets. The rules that govern international trade were created precisely to level the global playing field and ensure fair competition that drives innovation and benefits consumers. But some governments still support (or subsidise) certain firms or domestic industries to give them a leg up on the competition. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is ultimately to the detriment of consumers, businesses, and jobs. We often don’t know who the “real” winners would be if the competition were truly fair.”

 

Check out one of the latest OECD opinion pieces, this one on why government subsidies are bad for global competition.

 

The full piece is available here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/why-subsidies-are-bad-global-competition

 

In case you missed it: in February, an OECD opinion piece looked at government subsidies and overfishing. The article can be found here: https://www.oecd.org/agriculture/government-subsidies-overfishing

Parcels trade: the good, the bad, and the ugly

“What do a clothing designer and a manufacturer of counterfeit medications have in common? For Praew, an up-and-coming clothing designer who runs Lanna Clothes Design in Thailand, and Paul, who manufactures and sells fake medicines to customers around the world, it’s simple: both rely on e-commerce to grow their business and send hundreds of parcels to customers overseas every month.”

Among the latest trade-related publications from the OECD, available through the WTO’s subscription to the OECD iLibrary, read more about the intricacies of parcels and the work done by customs officials worldwide to ensure that legal goods cross borders expeditiously, while illicit or illegal goods do not.

The full piece is available from the OECD here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/parcels-trade-good-bad-ugly

Curious for more of the latest from OECD on trade? Visit the OECD portal on trade here, access OECD publications and papers, and review, download or visualize data.

Library acquisitions — March 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from Mach 2019. 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 30 April 2019, explore Nature Sustainability!

Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal from the publishers of Nature, showcasing peer-reviewed research on sustainability in the fields of natural and social sciences, engineering, and environmental policy.

For more information on and to experiment with this resource during the trial period, visit Nature Sustainability here: https://www.nature.com/natsustain/

Also through 30 April 2019, Brill is offering a trial of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law!

An annual publication from the Max Planck Institute, with funding from the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, the yearbook is divided into three parts: Law and Practice of the United Nations (legal fundamentals of the UN, agencies, and programmes); Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations; and an overview of key developments in the UN for a given reporting year. This trial covers all volumes published since 1997.

To explore this publication, visit Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law here: https://brill.com/view/journals/mpyo/mpyo-overview.xml (Please note this resource works best using Google Chrome)

Through 30 April 2019, take advantage of trial access to Taylor & Francis’s resource Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection!

This resource is a comprehensive collection of content from 78 peer-reviewed journals in environmental studies, geography, hydrology, planning studies, and urban studies.

For more information on this resource, visit Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection here: https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/product-info/journals/geography-planning-urban-environment-subject-collection/

Unfortunately, the publisher has not made the collection available from a single link. For a list of journals included in this collection, with the URL for each journal, please contact web.librarian@wto.org.

Finally, also through 30 April 2019, test vLex – Global Legal Research!

This resource is a database of legal information, with coverage of primary law for over 20 jurisdictions and selected coverage for more than 100 countries, with additional editorial content curated from third-party publishers.

For more information and to explore this resource during this trial period, visit vLex – Global Legal Research here: http://vlex.com/account/login_ip

Please note, from the providers of vLex: “Please notice that the platform has a system of alerts to detect “unreasonable use”, contrary to the provisions of our Terms of Service“.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
La ayuda para el comercio en síntesis 2017 : fomentar el comercio, la inclusión y la conectividad en favor del desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio y Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927539

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2TKTD3C
The globotics upheaval : globalisation, robotics, and the future of work / Richard Baldwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927466

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2I16fBi
Intellectual property and the new international economic order : oligopoly, regulation, and wealth redistribution in the global knowledge economy / Sam F. Halabi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927529

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2VcbPV4
International arbitration : law and practice / Gary B. Born.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927535

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2YHSFJ9
International investment law and arbitration : commentary, awards and other materials / Chin Leng Lim, Jean Ho and Martins Paparinskis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927537

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2CQexIK
Investment treaty arbitration : problems and exercises / Kaj Hobér, with Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927533

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JWwE60
Panorama de l’aide pour le commerce 2017 : promouvoir le commerce, l’inclusion et la connectivité pour un développement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce et Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927541

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2WCqVUj
The role of trade in ending poverty / World Bank Group and World Trade Organization.

Library has electronic version only.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927524

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2FRN7EB
Sustainable development, international aviation, and treaty implementation / edited by Armand de Mestral, Peter Paul Fitzgerald, Md Tanveer Ahmad.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927526

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Trade and poverty reduction : new evidence of impacts in developing countries / The World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927522

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2V691sQ

 

New OECD Trade Website

OECD has launched a new trade website to make research and policy positions more easily accessible. This new web presence serves as a portal to OECD’s trade-related materials, including editorials and articles as well as contents available from the OECD iLibrary.

 

Visit the new OECD trade website here: http://www.oecd.org/trade/

The full suite of OECD publications is available to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library through the OECD iLibrary, here: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/

Library acquisitions — February 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from February 2019. 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

 

 

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
The black box society : the secret algorithms that control money and information / Frank Pasquale.tec

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927464

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2F3z26u
Brands, geographical origin, and the global economy : a history from the nineteenth century to the present / David M. Higgins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927507

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2NUfios
The EU design approach : a global appraisal / edited by Annette Kur, Marianne Levin, Jens Schovsbo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927462

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2He7MEq
International law / [edited by] Malcolm D. Evans.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927494

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2TIZwCh
International standardization and the agreement on technical barriers to trade / Andrea Barrios Villarreal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927421

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2XTI9y7
Principles of international environmental law / Philippe Sands and Jacqueline Peel, with Adriana Fabra and Ruth MacKenzie.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927497

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2NVSViy
The public international law of trade in legal services / David Collins.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927419

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Ux8z6G
Restoring trust in trade : liber amicorum in honour of Peter Van den Bossche / edited by Denise Prévost, Iveta Alexovicová and Jens Hillebrand Pohl.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927437

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2u2yN5j
World politics : interests, interactions, institutions / Jeffrey A. Frieden, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927332

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The WTO multilateral trading system in a globalizing world : challenges and opportunities / Maarten Smeets.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927474

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WTO trade remedies in international law : their role and place in a fragmented international legal system / Roberto Soprano.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927261

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Tszx2J