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CIPE Remembers Democracy & Labor Advocate Genie Kemble

08.17.2018
CIPE mourns the passing of Eugenia (“Genie”) Kemble, a champion of democracy and past executive director of the Free Trade Union Institute. A predecessor of the Solidarity Center, the Free Trade Union Institute promoted democracy and freedom of association worldwide and was the leading internat...

Curbing Illicit Trade is the Key to Bolstering the Philippines’ Economy

04.11.2018 |
Illicit trade hurts economies and undermines democracies, leading to unemployment, price distortions, bankruptcy of local industries, and reduced government tax collection. In the Philippines, smuggling is the most prevalent form of illicit trade due to weak law enforcement and the difficulty of mo...

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #45: Andrea Ewart on Why Trade Matters

12.06.2016 |
This week on the Democracy that Delivers podcast, President of the Organization of Women in International Trade Andrea Ewart talks about why trade matters. Below she further elaborates on the conversation and gives a few key reasons why. Listen to the podcast here: Want to hear more? Listen to pre...

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #43: Angela Ospina on Making Trade Policies Work

11.22.2016 |
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Colombian trade advisor Angela Ospina discusses what is involved in making trade policies work. Ospina explains her current work as a trade advisor at the Colombian Mission to the European Union where she focuses on international trade policies, par...

Trade Facilitation Helps Developing Countries Get a Leg Up

10.24.2016
By Lindsey Klaassen This piece originally appeared on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Above the Fold blog.  Developing countries tend to experience higher costs to trade and are ill-equipped to navigate through the mire of international border requirements. The World Trade Organization (WTO) establis...

Trade Facilitation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

10.18.2016
By Michael Merriam In recent months, research on global trade has been divided over the effects of a long negotiated trade partnership for twelve Pacific Rim nations. Signed by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam, t...

Boosting Integrity in Global Trade

05.06.2016
This post originally appeared on the Corporate Compliance Trends blog. Mutually beneficial exchange of goods and services is at the heart of David Ricardo’s comparative advantage argument and Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. Over the centuries, such exchange through commerce has conn...
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