WTO

China’s Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States

April 29, 2018

The two biggest scientific powers, the U.S. & China, need to rethink the world’s intellectual property-based innovation system to safeguard citizen interests or else this privatization of technology, an arms race mentality in science, will produce a dark, dystopian future none of us really want explains Peter Drahos

Trump’s Tariffs Trade War

March 8, 2018

The negative reaction to Trump’s tariffs announcement, especially from Republicans and trade partners, has been strong, even prompting the resignation of Trump’s chief economic advisor. Economist and author Heiner Flassbeck discusses possible outcomes

Argentine Government Bars Major NGO Representatives from WTO Meeting

December 3, 2017

In an unprecedented move that violates World Trade Organization rules, Argentina revoked accreditations of representatives of 20 NGOs, preventing them from attending the 11th WTO Meeting in Buenos Aires next week. Deborah James of CEPR explains the significance of this decision

Digital Superpowers Poised To Increase Global Inequities Under the Label of E-Commerce

November 20, 2017

Public forum sheds light on dangers ahead for most countries by the push for comprehensive deregulation backed by big players at the forefront of new technologies like Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade

October 30, 2016
Professor Peter Drahos says the story of the trade agreement is not just a story of power, it’s also a story of clever psychology

News Click

October 30, 2016
Sophia Murphy from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy speaks with Newsclick on how for the past 20 years, the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture has failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

Trans Pacific Partnership

July 5, 2016
Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas says activities of investors and transnational corporations not only interfere in the regulatory space of States, but attack the very essence of sovereignty and self-determination