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New Report: Enhancing Coherence and Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System in the Era of Regionalism

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos featured a launch of a report by Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen, "Enhancing Coherence and Inclusiveness in the Global Trading System in the Era of Regionalism." 


The report is the result of a collective process involving all members of the E15 Expert Group on Regional Trade Agreements and Plurilateral Approaches organized by the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum and chaired by Suominen.


The report draws on the active engagement of eminent experts in international trade, discussions over multiple meetings, as well as an overview paper by Suominen and think pieces commissioned by the E15 Initiative and authored by group members. Suominen also contributed a think piece on her new concept RTA Exchange - read more here.


Policy options in this report are grouped under three work areas:


  • Furthering the benefits of RTA integration with third parties


  • Using plurilateral approaches to multilateralize RTAs


  • Establishing RTA Exchange as a platform for idea generation and information sharing on RTAs.


Download complete PDF of this report here.

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