Category Globalisation

For all the ‘decoupling’ rhetoric, U.S.-China trade is booming

BY NICHOLAS GORDON For all the talk of deepening tensions between the United States and China, there is one area where relations appear to be ‘business-as-usual’: trade. Official Chinese data show that bilateral trade between the two countries surged in 2021, with China’s exports to and imports from the United States reaching $46.9 billion and $14.3 billion in June respectively. “Trade […]

Pascal Lamy: Life is easier without hard borders

by Catherine McQueeny 15 July 2021 Madrid (Brussels Morning) Over Zoom, Pascal Lamy seems slightly disappointed to be discussing Brexit, and with good reason; it’s dominated the news for years on end. Yet, the final result arguably doesn’t feel complete, especially with rising tensions in Northern Ireland, so I ask my questions and he kindly obliges.  What […]

The UN Brief, interview with Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum

Leaders convene to share plans & targets for putting the COVID-19 crisis behind us

Introduction by Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum Leaders share their plans and targets for putting the COVID-19 crisis behind us •Discussion between Kristalina Georgieva, Director-General of the International Monetary Fund, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, moderated by Pascal Lamy •Intervention by David Malpass, President of the World Bank […]

BBC World – 5th June 2021 – Agreement at the G7 on a global base rate of corporation tax

Pascal Lamy, a former WTO boss and EU commissioner, lays out his views to Morning Trade on vaccines and the push to waive intellectual property rights.

IP WAIVER PROPOSAL DISTRACTS FROM US VACCINE NATIONALISM, FORMER WTO CHIEF SAYS: Washington’s support for lifting intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines could be a smart way to move the spotlight away from American vaccine nationalism, according to former World Trade Organization chief and EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy. It is “difficult to assess the impact in […]