IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2021

This second edition of IISD's Trade and Sustainability Review features analytical pieces and commentaries that focus on a series of transitions in the realm of trade and sustainability development—from new leaders taking office to new trade accords being negotiated.

By Sophia Murphy, Jennifer Freedman, Charlotte Frater, Elisabeth Tuerk, Mariam Soumaré, Ronald Steenblik, Peter Erickson, Rob Howse, Michael Gasiorek, Peter Ungphakorn, Sofia Baliño, Jonathan Hepburn on March 31, 2021

Articles included in this edition:

  • A New Leader for a New Era: A WTO agenda for the 2020s, by Sophia Murphy
  • New ITC Chief Looks to Raise the Bar, by Jennifer Freedman
  • New Zealand: Let’s use trade policy to tackle the climate crisis, by Charlotte Frater
  • Harnessing the Power of Digitalization for Trade and the Environment, by Elisabeth Tuerk and Mariam Soumaré
  • Biden Time on Fossil Fuel Subsidies? by Ronald P. Steenblik and Peter Erickson
  • Putting American Workers First for Once: Biden’s trade policy, by Rob Howse
  • What Does the British–EU Trade Deal Mean for Least Developed Countries? by Michael Gasiorek
  • UK Trade Post-Brexit: After the teething, the trouble, by Peter Ungphakorn
  • As RCEP Countries Pursue Ratification, ASEAN Members Seek Further Economic Integration, by Sofia Baliño
  • WTO Members Divided Over Restrictions on Humanitarian Food Aid, by Jonathan Hepburn

The publication also features a "newsroom" that provides brief recaps of some of the latest developments in trade policy, including the appointment of the new WTO Director-General, the latest developments in the WTO's fisheries subsidies and agriculture negotiations, and the entry into force of Phase I of the African Continental Free Trade Area, among other topics.

The Trade and Sustainability Review is part of IISD's work on promoting transparency and supporting informed trade conversations. This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

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