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This section contains documents on Switzerland's bilateral trade policy and on the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

Like a steamroller, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could flatten almost every sphere of services. Alliance Sud has published a position paper. ...>>

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Switzerland is negotiating a free trade agreement with Malaysia in the framework of the EFTA. The topics should also include the rights of indigenous people, environmental degradation and rampant corruption. ...>>

The WTO after Bali: Do the condemned live longer?

The WTO after Bali: Do the condemned live longer?

The relative success of the Bali Ministerial Conference leaves the World Trade Organization (WTO) with its hands full. It must translate the 10 decisions into practice. It must also revive the Doha Round, which everybody thought it was dead. ...>>

WTO: a breakthrough for food security

WTO: a breakthrough for food security

India prevails against USA at Bali Ministerial Conference – a watershed moment in international trade. Yet the road to fair rules in global agriculture remains long. A commentary by Isolda Agazzi. ...>>

The globalization of production: double-edged sword for poor countries

The globalization of production: double-edged sword for poor countries

Today, no product is any longer produced from start to finish in a single country, components often come from all directions. How can the least developed countries be helped not to lose out in global production chains? ...>>

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