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Australia's Minister for Trade on the work of the Warwick Commission

The Hon Simon Cream MP, Australian Minister for Trade, recently commented on the work of the Warwick Commission in a speech at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU.

Speaking on Australia's role in addressing the future of multilateral trade the Minister applauded the work of Commission and the importance of the report in stimulating debate. 

Thu 15 May 2008, 15:29 | Tags: report, warwick_commission

Debate on the Warwick Commission

Following the publication of the Warwick Commission's report on the future of the multilateral trading system Warwick iCast hosted a debate at Chatham House on the reccommendations. Taking part were Commissioners Professor Simon Evenett, University of St Gallen, and Dr Amrita Narlikar, University of Cambridge. They were joined by Guy de Jonquières, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, and Sheila Page, Senior Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute.

Folow the link to watch the video of the debate.
Wed 09 Apr 2008, 16:20 | Tags: debate, dissemination

Warwick Commission gather in Singapore to meet with Singaporean Trade & Industry Minister of State

The Warwick Commission are gathering in Singapore for a special session with Lee Yi Shyan, Singapore’s Minister of State for Trade and Industry. The event will see the Commission present its analysis on the future of the multilateral trade system after the Doha Round and discuss the implications of its report with key Singaporean policy makers and researchers. The workshop in Singapore is one of a series planned in key cities around the world as part of the Warwick Commission’s efforts to generate discussion about this global issue.
Fri 04 Apr 2008, 10:01 | Tags: dissemination, press_release, report

Experts Say Consensus Should No Longer Be Deal Breaker in World Trade

The Warwick Commission, a panel of leading specialists on world trade is this week publishing the results of its 10 month study of the state of the world trade system. They are concerned about what they see as a dwindling commitment to multilateralism in global commerce and critical of national political leaders' reliance on "the politics of blame and responsibility avoidance" in trade talks.  They call for an end to the reliance on consensus decision-making in future negotiations; a bigger role for the World Trade Organization in the delivery of Aid for Trade to developing countries; escalating financial compensation as a means to resolve some trade disputes and a high level 'reflection exercise' on the future of the trade system by the members of the WTO.
Mon 07 Jan 2008, 16:01 | Tags: press_release, report, warwick_commission

The Multilateral Trade Regime: Which Way Forward?

The final report of the Warwick Commission - “The Multilateral Trade Regime: Which Way Forward?” – will be launched on Thursday 6th December at the World Trade Organization, Geneva.
Mon 03 Dec 2007, 17:27 | Tags: report, warwick_commission

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