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About

The SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project is a comprehensive six-year academic capacity building project aimed at academic training in trade regulation and building regional research capacities. It was initiated and is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

The World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern, one of the world’s leading centres of graduate study and research in trade governance, was chosen as the project’s implementing agency.


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3 Feb 2023 | Event

Register today at the conference "Promoting Sustainable Investment and Green Trade: the Swiss Perspective"

Prof Manfred Elsig, WTI's Deputy Managing Director, will be speaking at the upcoming conference on sustainable investment and green trade. Register today!

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31 Jan 2023 | News

Register today for Prof Van den Bossche's lecture at the "Association des Juristes de Droit International Économique (AJDIE)"

Prof Van den Bossche is a guest of the AJDIE and it is open to the public!

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31 Jan 2023 | News

Visiting seminar in Bruges

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, teaching "Substantive and Institutional Aspects of WTO Law" at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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31 Jan 2023 | Publication

Politicization of the 5G Rollout: Litigation Way for Huawei?

WTI Working Paper No. 01/2023 by Iryna Bogdanova

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27 Jan 2023 | Event

Trade ... in music

Trade Winds Suite: a suite for string quartet (violine, viola and cello) and for a Jazz Trio (guitar, bass and drums).

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27 Jan 2023 | News

Visit of H.E. Gerelmaa Davaasuren, Ambassador of Mongolia to the UN

On Wednesday, Jan 25, we had the privilege to welcome H.E. Gerelmaa Davaasuren, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Swiss Confederation, to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva.

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24 Jan 2023 | News

NOW HIRING! Research Assistant

We are looking for a motivated, diligent student to assist in research activities starting on 1 March 2023 (or at the earliest possible date). We welcome applications from master or doctoral students in economics, political science, sociology and related fields.

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24 Jan 2023 | News

The Chocolate War

It's not about who eats more chocolate, but a simulation exercise that Prof Van den Bossche carried out at LUISS university. Intrigued?

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20 Jan 2023 | News

Webinar "National Security, the Rule of Law, and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Comparing the US, EU, and Chinese Approach”

Prof. Van den Bossche will speak at the Webinar "National Security, the Rule of Law, and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Comparing the US, EU, and Chinese Approach” - Friday 3 February h. 13:30 (Brussels time)

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20 Jan 2023 | News

Call for Presentations! WTI Brown Bag seminar series

We invite all researchers in the field of international trade and investment law to share their knowledge and insights with our community. Apply today to speak at our WTI Brown Bag seminar series.

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19 Jan 2023 | News

WTI Director of Studies guest lectures at the Université de Genève

WTI Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, is among the most distinguished faculty members of the MEIG Master at the Université de Genève.

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17 Jan 2023 | News

Dr Rodrigo Polanco on SRF Echo der Zeit - Do expropriations in times of war violate international law?

Since the Russian attack on the Ukraine, Russia but also Germany and Poland have nationalised companies of the other side and thus expropriated foreign investors. Is this legal?

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11 Jan 2023 | Publication

Ukrainian grains exports to Africa - the latest report

A new updated report as part of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. Ukraine’s Grain Production and Shipments almost back to Normal despite Continuous Risks. Competitor Subsidies and Insurance may cause Market Share Losses.

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6 Jan 2023 | News

Conference "New Challenges in Economic and Business Development – 2023: Recovery and Resilience", Riga (Latvia), 11-13 May 2023

Save the date! 11-13 May 2023 is the 15th international scientific conference "New Challenges in Economic and BusinessDevelopment – 2023: Recovery and Resilience" organised by the University of Latvia Faculty of Business, Management and Economics. It will take place in Riga (Latvia). The WTI will participate and be present among …

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5 Jan 2023 | News

Master's programmes deadline is approaching

January 31 is the final deadline to apply to the Master Programmes at the World Trade Institute for the September 2023 intake. Hurry up!

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23 Dec 2022 | News

WTI's ‘Know the GAP’ Gender Research Team joins the first WTO’s historic World Trade Congress on Gender

In our latest blog article, WTI's Modesta Nsowaa-Adu and Prof Elisa Fornalé report on their participation at the first World Trade Congress on Gender at the World Trade Organization. Happy reading!

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22 Dec 2022 | News

Happy holidays from the World Trade Institute!

On behalf of the entire WTI family, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season, a wonderful Christmas break and a new year full of peace, joy, serenity and achievements! The world needs it!

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21 Dec 2022 | News

WTI research fellow, Dr. Aylin Yildiz Noorda, contributes to the WWF Sustainable Financial Regulations and Central Bank Activities (SUSREG) Assessment Report 2022

The report was launched during COP15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada.

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20 Dec 2022 | News

New Professional Diploma in International Trade Policy (online) at the International Trade Institute

We are delighted to support the International Trade Institute in Ireland with the design of a new online programme. Check it out! Maybe the best thing you do in 2023...

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20 Dec 2022 | News

SAIELN's Third Biennial Conference on Food Security and International Law

WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, speaks at the Third Biennial Conference of the South Asia International Economic Law Network's (SAIELN) on "Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives".

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16 Dec 2022 | News

Alumni in Geneva Christmas Drinks

Thursday, 22 December, 19:00, at Mr Pickwicks, Rue de Lausanne 80, Geneva.

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14 Dec 2022 | News

Reporting on the GEG Seminar: "Reforming and Transforming: Change Initiatives for the WTO and its Secretariat."

What a GEG Seminar yesterday evening! Check out some photos.

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13 Dec 2022 | News

WTO Seminar on LDC Priorities in Global Trade

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13 Dec 2022 | News

SIEL Newsletter No. 52 (Winter 2022)

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, writes a commentary entitled "Will Trade Help to Save the World in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation and Geo-Economic Fragmentation?". Here is a sneak preview:

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9 Dec 2022 | News

Tomorrow: Annual General Assembly Meeting of the WTI Alumni Association

If you are a members of the WTI Alumni Association, do not miss tomorrow's General Assembly Meeting.

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9 Dec 2022 | News

Report: Grain Initiative continuation to sustain exports to Africa

We publish today the latest report of the European Union's Horizon 2020 MATS programme project: "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”

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9 Dec 2022 | News

WTI fellow Dr. Christian Häberli in UniFokus, magazine of University of Bern

With the title "Bauern in der Ukraine brauchen Zuversicht, um für Afrika zu produzieren" (Farmers in Ukraine need confidence to produce for Africa) the WTI contributes to the University of Bern magazine, UniFokus issue: "What will we eat tomorrow?"

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8 Dec 2022 | News

Visit of Mr. La Wonchang, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Switzerland

As part of the Global Economic Governance Seminar series, Mr La Wonchang recently visited the WTI and spoke to our students and faculty. Here are some photos.

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8 Dec 2022 | News

MILE Alumni Profile: Sebastián Gómez Fiedler

Today we meet Sebastián Gómez Fiedler, MILE 15 alumnus. He is currently Director-General for Bilateral Economic Affairs of the Undersecretariat of International Economic Relations (SUBREI) at Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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7 Dec 2022 | News

Three scholarships for 2023—Apply now!

Thanks to the renewed efforts of the Global Impact Association and its donors, we have three scholarships for the 2023 September intake.

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7 Dec 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche at the World Trade Congress on Gender and the Academy for EU Law (ERA)

Two busy days for WTI's Director of Studies. Check out his latest activities and speaking engagement.

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7 Dec 2022 | News

WTI at the first World Trade Congress on Gender

Several members of the WTI family presented, spoke or chaired sessions at the first WTO World Trade Congress on Gender. Among them, Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Postgraduate student Modesta Nsowaa-Adu.

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6 Dec 2022 | News

MILE2 Alumnus Joachim Monkelbaan visits the WTI

Joachim, current Climate Trade Lead at World Economic Forum, addressed our students yesterday.

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5 Dec 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche at the WTO Chair conference "UZBEKISTAN’S WTO ACCESSION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES”

Today our Director of Studies, Prof. Van den Bossche, participated to a conference organized by the WTO Chair at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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1 Dec 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche visiting the University of Riga, Latvia

Another week on the road for WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche. This week he is visiting the Baltic state of Latvia.

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30 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche chairs panel at World Trade Congress on Gender

The World Trade Congress on Gender is the first international research conference on trade and gender. The Congress is held for the first time in 2022.

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28 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. em. Thomas Cottier's Letters to the WTI from around the world

From 2012 to 2019, Prof. em. Cottier sent his impressions to the WTI community as he travelled the globe. Here's a compilation of his letters.

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23 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche's week of speaking engagements

An eventful week for Prof. Van den Bossche with speaking opportunities in Milan and seminars by the Harvard European Law Society and the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

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22 Nov 2022 | News

Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa: new report now published!

We publish today the latest outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”.

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22 Nov 2022 | News

Call for papers: Modelling non-tariff measures in structural general equilibrium – Theory and applications

Calling all scholars working on the topic of NTMs. Please submit your extended abstract or paper for the Workshop "Modelling non-tariff measures in structural general equilibrium – Theory and applications", 19-20 January 2023, World Trade Institute – University Bern. Accepted presenters will also be invited to function as a discussant.

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22 Nov 2022 | Event

Join us next Friday for a new GEG Seminar!

Mr La Wonchang - Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Swiss Confederation - will be our special guest, next Friday, December 2.

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8 Nov 2022 | Event

Lisbon Conference "Preparing for Sea Level Rise"

WTI's Prof. Elisa Fornalé will speak at the Lisbon Conference "Preparing for Sea Level Rise" organised by the University of Lisbon School of Law.

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8 Nov 2022 | News

WTI at the World Trade Congress on Gender

Register today for a great congress on "Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery". WTI's Prof. Elisa Fornalé is a key part of the organization, member of the Steering Committee and speaker.

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7 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche on "The Challenges and Prospects for the WTO Appellate Body"

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche invited to speak by the Seoul Trade Forum

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4 Nov 2022 | News

MILE Alumni Profile: Joachim Monkelbaan

Today we meet Joachim Monkelbaan, MILE Alumni and currently Climate Trade Lead at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva

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2 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche special guest of the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

On 31 October 2022, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, gave a public lecture on Global Economic Disorder: Confrontation and Fragmentation at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University.

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2 Nov 2022 | Event

Alumni Talk with Dr. Santanu Mukherjee (MILE 1)

On November 7, the World Trade Institute is pleased to welcome back Alumnus (MILE 1) Dr. Santanu Mukherjee. He will present on the topic: "The Compulsory Licensing Conundrum: Have WTO members still been left in a Quandary?"

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1 Nov 2022 | News

WTI represented at the 51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law (Ottawa, Canada)

WTI's reseacher Dr Iryna Bogdanova moderated and presented at the biggest international law conference in Canada.

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27 Oct 2022 | Event

Join a new GEG lecture on Thursday, November 3

Elisabeth Türk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - and Alumna of the WTI - will joins us at the World Trade Institute for a lecture on: "Digital transformation and trade: opportunities and challenges for the circular economy transition."

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26 Oct 2022 | News

Public lecture "Global Economic Disorder: Confrontation and Fragmentation"

WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. dr. Peter L.H. Van den Bossche, will give a public lecture at Maastricht University. You are welcome to join online!

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26 Oct 2022 | Event

New Brown Bag Seminar next week. Don't miss it!

Katharina Erhardt, professor of economics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), will speak at the World Trade Institute

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14 Oct 2022 | News

WTI Director of Studies at Bocconi University

Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI Director of Studies, gave a lecture on What Perspectives for the WTO Dispute Settlement System

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14 Oct 2022 | News

MILE Alumni Profile: Titilayo Obiri

Today we meet Titilayo Obiri, MILE Alumna and currently Trade Compliance Specialist - Europe, BDP International

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12 Oct 2022 | Event

Prof Elisa Fornalé at the conference "The proposed EU directive on combating gender-based violence: towards greater protection of women in Europe?"

On the occasion of the international day against violence against women, WTI's Prof Elisa Fornalé will speak at the conference "The proposed EU directive on combating gender-based violence: towards greater protection of women in Europe?"

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11 Oct 2022 | Event

Very interesting Brown Bag Seminar next week: on the role of lobbying in negotiating FTAs ...

Michael Blanga-Gubbay, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich (UZH), will speak at the World Trade Institute on the role of lobbying in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

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11 Oct 2022 | Event

Call for papers! Workshop: Modelling non-tariff measures in structural general equilibrium – Theory and applications

The proliferation of non-tariff measures (NTMs), their variety in forms and complexity, and the diverse motivations underlying their use by governments explain the increasing interest of international trade policy analysis on modelling NTMs and evaluating their effects. Register for the upcoming workshop on the topic and submit your paper today.

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7 Oct 2022 | Publication

New book: Unilateral Sanctions in International Law and the Enforcement of Human Rights

The Impact of the Principle of Common Concern of Humankind. Series: World Trade Institute Advanced Studies, Volume: 9

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5 Oct 2022 | News

Join our Winter Academy!

This coming January, you have four great courses in trade law and policy to choose from. Choose one, or attend all four to gain a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). In Bern or online.

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4 Oct 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche at the conference "Constitutionalism, Transnational Governance Failures and Policy Responses"

On 29 and 30 September 2022, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, participated in a conference on Constitutionalism, Transnational Governance Failures and Policy Responses at Le Château, HEC Paris, organized by Armin Steinbach, HEC Paris, and Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute, Florence.

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4 Oct 2022 | News

WTI Alumnus article on "The Scope and Limitations for Carbon Border Adjustment as Proposed by the European Commission under WTO Law"

The European Commission’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) proposal has been controversial since its inception, facing domestic as well as international backlash. This brief reflects on the current status of CBAM in light of several remaining economic, legal, and political sticking points.

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30 Sep 2022 | News

We are hiring!

We are looking for enthusiastic a motivated junior postdoc to join our SNSF Funded Research Project: "Gender Equality in the Mirror (GEM): Clothing the Invisibility of Women’s Participation at International Level."

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30 Sep 2022 | News

WTO Public Forum: WTI students meet with Amb. Santiago Wills ... and more

An eventful week at the WTO Public Forum.

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27 Sep 2022 | News

Trade negotiation training in Uzbekistan

In the week of 19-23 September, Maarten Smeets (PhD) conducted a 25-hour course on trade negotiations and negotiating techniques at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED). The training was organized under the “Facilitating the Process of Uzbekistan accession to the WTO” project funded by the European Union and …

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24 Sep 2022 | Publication

WTI's Alumna and PhD candidate Yuliia Kucheriava publishes: "Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A WTO Perspective"

A new article in Global Trade and Customs Journal, written by our very own MILE 19 alumna and PhD candidate, Yuliia Kucheriava

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22 Sep 2022 | News

WTI's Dr. Iryna Bogdanova on "Unilateral Sanctions in the Context of Russia-Ukraine War: Their Legality and Legitimacy"

Dr. Iryna Bogdanova of the World Trade Institute spoke at an international conference on the War in Ukraine, organised by the University of Haifa.

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22 Sep 2022 | Event

Join a new GEG lecture on Wednesday, October 5

Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, WTO joins us at the World Trade Institute for a lecture on: ‘Solidarity as a Practical Craft: Putting the WTO MC12 Pandemic Outcomes to Work’.

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21 Sep 2022 | News

Prof. Van de Bossche on the International Expert Group (IEG) on Trade-Related Climate Measure, at the Launch Ceremony of the WTO Chair ... and much more

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20 Sep 2022 | News

Call for donations: "Nathalie Diaz Asmat scholarship" for Latin American students

In collaboration with the Global Impact Association, join us in supporting and honouring the memory of WTI's Alumna Nathalie Diaz. Donate today to the scholarship on her name, and help a young Latin American student to join the WTI and kick-start a successful career in international trade.

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16 Sep 2022 | News

Could a WTO Accession "lock in" Uzbekistan's still rather timid Agricultural Reform for 2030?

Three days of interesting debates between academics, policy-makers, agricultural production and trade specialists, from 6 to 8 September 2022 in Tashkent.

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16 Sep 2022 | News

Opening of the Black Sea Grain Corridor (August 2022)

The report of the third outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine-Africa" is published today

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15 Sep 2022 | News

WTI Alumni? Join the next Get-Together in Geneva

Calling all WTI Alumni out there! Alumni in Geneva? Alumni visiting the WTO Public Forum? Join us for an exclusive reception on September 28, 19:00. Your chance to meet again, network and have fun around a glass of wine and some nice food.

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14 Sep 2022 | News

2021 Annual Report of the World Trade Institute

The 2021 edition of the World Trade Institute's Annual Report is now available to download.

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30 Aug 2022 | News

"Globalisation under stress": the World Trade Institute at Unibe Night of Research

The World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Institute for European and International Economic Law (IEW) will be showcasing their research, through an interactive game, at the "Night of Research" organised by the University of Bern.

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30 Aug 2022 | News

Short-term training completed at the UWED on the WTO Agreements on TBT and SPS

The WTI completes a training on WTO Agreements in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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23 Aug 2022 | News

Visit of the Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland and Indonesian Parliamentary Delegation

On August 19, a delegation of the Indonesian People Consultative Assembly (MPR) visited the University of Bern and the World Trade Institute, accompanied by the Ambassador, Prof. Muliaman Hadad.

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9 Aug 2022 | News

Dr. Christian Häberli on the dangerous grain delivery from Ukraine to Turkey

Swiss national television (SRF) interviews WTI's Fellow and Lecturer, Dr. Christian Häberli.

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2 Aug 2022 | News

Wheat shipments to Egypt: deeper look

Report of the second outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa". It provides a deeper overview on wheat imports to Egypt and highlights share of Ukrainian origin; one more short presentation covers Crude oil and wheat/corn price dynamics in 2022 with comments on main influencing …

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28 Jul 2022 | News

Alumni and students get together to launch the WTI Alumni Association's Geneva Chapter

On 18 July 2022, the WTI and WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) invited WTI alumni, students and faculty members for a get-together on the premises of the WTI Advisors in Geneva.

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25 Jul 2022 | News

SIEL Newsletter No. 51 (Summer 2022)

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, writes a commentary entitled "The WTO Lives … to Fight Another Day". Here is a sneak preview:

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21 Jul 2022 | Publication

First results are out: initial market survey on main agrifood exports from Ukraine to Africa

Report of the first outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa". It provides an amazing overview of the pre-war Ukraine's exports of wheat, barley, corn and sunflower oil.

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27 Jun 2022 | News

WTI Closing Ceremony (Class of 2022) with WTO's Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard

Last Friday, 24 June, we celebrated the graduation of 22 MILE and TRAIL+ students. As keynote guest speaker, we had the honour to welcome WTO's Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard. She delivered a keynote speech on the role of multilateralism in a world of polycrisis. In her speech, DDG Ellard tackled …

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27 Jun 2022 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Jackie Pimer

Today we meet Jackie Pimer, MILE Alumna and currently Trade Expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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21 Jun 2022 | News

Congratulations on your retirement, Margrit!

After 20 years of loyal service, the World Trade Institute celebrates the retirement of Margrit Vetter, our Director of Administration. For so much commitment and passion, thank you Margrit! Happy retirement!

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20 Jun 2022 | News

Agrifood Trade Promotion between Ukraine and Africa

Today, at the World Trade Institute, we launch the project “Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. We want to contribute to the resumption of agricultural trade interrupted because of the war on Ukraine.

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16 Jun 2022 | News

Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Sanctions’ Dimension

In her intervention at the Geneva Trade Platform, WTI's postdoctoral researcher Dr. Iryna Bogdanova analyses the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation and Russian responses.

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7 Jun 2022 | News

Inauguration of the 8th WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy

Yesterday, June 6, 2022 the World Trade Institute and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, launched their 8th Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy.

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1 Jun 2022 | News

How to bring the WTO into the twenty-first century? Yet another successful seminar at the World Trade Institute

On May 31, the World Trade Institute had the pleasure and honour to welcome James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. The lecture was part of our Global Economic Governance Seminar Series.

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30 May 2022 | News

Last days to register for the 2022 Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy is just around the corner. Make sure to grab the last spots available. Remember: you can attend in person (here in Bern, Switzerland) as well as ONLINE (remote hybrid learning with recordings).

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22 Nov 2017 | News

Rodrigo Polanco interviewed at PUCP

WTI faculty member and senior researcher Rodrigo Polanco recently returned from a teaching trip to Chile and Peru organised within the WTI-SECO programme. He gave courses in international investment law at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). During his stay …

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11 Oct 2017 | News

Visiting research fellow delivers inaugural lecture as professor of law

Pamela Andanda, a visiting research fellow at the WTI in 2011-12, delivered her inaugural lecture as professor of law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, on 4 October.

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4 Apr 2017 | News

SECO Vietnam workshop explores trade facilitation

An international workshop on ‘Trade Facilitation: European Experiences and Lessons for Vietnam’, co-organised by the WTI in the context of the SECO academic cooperation project, took place on 20-21 March in Hanoi.

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4 Apr 2017 | News

Successful export support project completed in Colombia

The WTI SECO programme provided funding for two short seminars for Colombian producers-exporters, industry representatives and government officials, which were held in Cali (22-24 March) and Bogotá (27-29 March) with the support of government export agency PROCOLOMBIA.

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1 Feb 2017 | News

WTI holds SECO steering committee meeting and workshop

Representatives of all five countries involved in the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs/World Trade Institute Academic Cooperation Project participated in a steering committee meeting and workshop at the WTI on 23 and 24 January.

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29 Nov 2016 | News

"Being a member of the OECD means complying with a number of instruments and agreements"

The WTI's Director for Programme Development, Pierre Sauvé, is interviewed about what OECD membership would mean for Peru, and the challenges of the digital society, during a teaching visit to PUCP.

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8 Nov 2016 | News

Former doctoral student heads PUCP graduate programme

Victor Saco, a former PhD student at the World Trade Institute (WTI), has been appointed the new Director of the Master in International Economic Law programme at the Pontifical Catholic University in Peru (PUCP), a partner of the WTI in the SECO project.

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12 Oct 2016 | News

"Obesity is almost a bigger problem than hunger"

WTI Senior Researcher Dr Häberli was interviewed during a teaching visit to PUCP, a partner in the SECO programme.

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28 Sep 2016 | News

WTI researcher teaches and attends workshop in Chile

From 5 to 10 September, Christian Häberli visited Chile within the framework of the WTI/SECO Project where he taught a module on Trade in Agriculture at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies (IEI) in Santiago. He was teaching on the Master in International Strategy and Trade Policy programme …

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16 Sep 2016 | News

SECO visiting scholar lectures on regionalism in Latin America

Alberto van Klaveren, a professor of international relations at the University of Chile, delivered a presentation on regionalism in Latin America at the World Trade Institute on 14 September.

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11 May 2016 | News

Doctoral fellow presents at Africa-China conference

Clarence Siziba, a SECO doctoral candidate at the WTI, has presented a paper at the first of a planned series of conferences on Africa-China relations in Nigeria.

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15 Dec 2015 | News

Training for the Malaysian Treasury on impact assessment of trade agreements

As part of the WTI’s SECO collaboration, WTI Senior Research Fellow Anirudh Shingal delivered a training on assessing the impact of trade agreements at the request of the Malaysian Treasury in Putrajaya on 8-10 December. The training was facilitated by Pierre Sauvé and WTI External Fellow Sufian Jusoh.

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8 Dec 2015 | News

Prof Elsig visits Foreign Trade University of Vietnam

Deputy Managing Director of the WTI Prof Manfred Elsig recently returned from Vietnam where he paid a visit to the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi, one of the WTI’s partners in the SECO academic cooperation project and taught a four-day course on Global Political Economy.

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25 Nov 2015 | News

WTI co-hosts Pacific Alliance conference in Bogotá

“The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements - Lessons in Comparative Regionalism” was the title of an international conference held on November 19 and 20 at the Universidad Externado, Bogotá, Colombia. The event was co-hosted by the WTI, Universidad Externado, and SECO project partners Pontifical Catholic University …

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27 Oct 2015 | News

Doctoral conference explores theme of intergenerational justice

A conference on intergenerational justice – the second in the WTI Doctoral Programme Conference Series - took place on 9 October 2015 to discuss different conceptions of intergenerational justice and distilling concrete institutional and policy mechanisms to ensure greater coherence in this area.

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16 Sep 2015 | News

WTI reaches out to agricultural policy-makers in Vietnam

For the first time, the WTI has held a policy discussion with the international team of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as part of a SECO-sponsored academic cooperation project in Vietnam.

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