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    Build It and They Will Come: Commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' rice policy mechanisms

    Build It and They Will Come: Commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ rice policy mechanisms

    This article outlines two of ASEAN’s existing policy mechanisms that, while stopping short of liberalizing the rice trade, can contribute to more…

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  • Best Practices


    Transparency in the Dispute Settlement Process: Country best practices

    Transparency in the Dispute Settlement Process: Country best practices

    In many investor-state arbitrations, it is difficult or impossible even to know that the dispute has been initiated, what the issues and arguments are, and what decisions or awards have been made to resolve the matter.

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  • Paper


    A Dirty Word? Neo-liberalism in Indonesia's foreign economic policies

    A Dirty Word? Neo-liberalism in Indonesia’s foreign economic policies

    Neo-liberal economic ideology is once again in the spotlight in Indonesia.Although in principle neo-liberal ideology has never featured much in the…

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  • Paper


    Indonesia-China Trade Relations: The deepening of economic integration amid uncertainty?

    Indonesia-China Trade Relations: The deepening of economic integration amid uncertainty?

    The full implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) in early 2010 caused much anxiety…

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  • Paper


    Border Carbon Adjustments: What Risk for South African Exporters?

    Border Carbon Adjustments: What Risk for South African Exporters?

    This policy brief, based on a longer analysis prepared by the IISD for South African Renewable Initiative, estimates the costs that would be borne…

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  • Paper


    The Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Indonesian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Indonesia

    The Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Indonesian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Indonesia

    The ability of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to survive amid globalization and world trade liberalization is highly important to…

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  • Paper


    Did the protectionist dog bark? Transparency, accountability, and the WTO during the global financial crisis

    Did the protectionist dog bark? Transparency, accountability, and the WTO during the global financial crisis

    Leaders of the G20 promised repeatedly that they would refrain from trade restrictions in response to the global financial crisis that began in…

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  • Paper


    Energy Security in South America and Southern Africa: Synthesis Report

    Energy Security in South America and Southern Africa: Synthesis Report

    This briefing stems from a project that focused on electricity supply and the extent to which it’s traded within Southern Africa and South America…

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  • Paper


    Trade and Food Security Policy in Tanzania

    Trade and Food Security Policy in Tanzania

    This paper investigates the impact of the 2007-08 international food crisis on Tanzania and assesses the extent to which both the country’s long…

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  • Paper


    A New Approach to Transparency and Accountability at the WTO

    A New Approach to Transparency and Accountability at the WTO

    IISD’s Mark Halle and Robert Wolfe examine an approach to measuring the accountability of the WTO to its outcomes, process, and members.They…

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