Category Trade

Global trade’s bright (green) future

PARIS — Most discussions of trade nowadays inevitably feature the words “war”, “tariff”, or “Trump”. But look beyond the headlines and you will see the foundations of a more collaborative, healthy and sustainable world trade system emerging. The global shipping industry, which carries 90 per cent of all global trade by volume, has started to […]

Trump’s trade strategy is like ‘fishing for trout with a hand grenade’

BNN Bloomberg speaks to Pascal Lamy about the state of global trade in the Trump era. He calls for a reform of the WTO and warns of growing U.S.-China rivalry.

APEC Forum : “What unites us is the belief that open trade is the way to go”

The global market offers the chance to create a new, open trading system for the digital economy as e-commerce emerges across the world – but only if Canada and its partners can master how to make compatible “the three kingdoms” of the digital scene in the coming years. That was the view of former World […]

Conflits commerciaux : contexte géoéconomique et géopolitique

Colloque Interaxions Paris 18 octobre Nous traversons une période de turbulences en matière d’ouverture des échanges internationaux ; remarquez que je ne dis pas en « matière de libre-échange », parce que c’est une expression que j’ai banni de mon vocabulaire il y a trente ans car cette expression ne veut rien dire de concret. […]

Brexit and the next EU-UK trade deal – Pascal Lamy on LBC


Keynote speech of Pascal Lamy at the Opening Day of the T4SD Forum in Geneva

Mr. Lamy took the stand as special high-level keynote speaker on Opening Day of the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum on 7 October 2019 at ITC Headquarters in Geneva. It was an ideal opportunity to reflect on the state of trade and multilateralism, and the complexities of greening trade.