Building on Bali: A Work Programme for the WTO

Simon Evenett, Alejandro Jara 18 December 2013



Table of Contents


Executive Summary
Simon J Evenett and Alejandro Jara

Section 1: Strategic priorities for the WTO after Bali

How to Reassert the WTO’s Negotiating Authority
Stuart Harbinson

The Post-Bali Agenda
Gary Horlick

Multilateral Trade Cooperation post-Bali: Three Suggestions
Bernard Hoekman

Simplify and Complete the DDA
Clemens Boonekamp

APEC-like Duties for a post-Bali WTO
Richard Baldwin

Trade, Global Value Chains and the World Trade Organization
Grant Aldonas

Speaking Truth about Power: The Real Problem in the Multilateral Trading System
Craig VanGrasstek

Section 2: Recommendations for Specific Commercial Matters

The Rationale for Bringing Investment into the WTO
Anabel González

Depth and Breadth in the WTO: Can We Square the Circle?
Patrick Low

Revamping Aid for Trade for the post-Bali WTO Agenda
Jean-Jacques Hallaert

Moving Towards a Refined Special and Differential Treatment
Sébastien Jean

How can the Extent and Speed of Compliance of WTO Members with DSU Rulings be Improved?
James Flett

Developing Countries and DSU Reform
Marc L. Busch and Petros C. Mavroidis

A Post-Bali Agenda for Agriculture
Tim Josling

The WTO Negotiations on Agriculture: What Next After Bali?
Melaku Geboye Desta

The Quest for an Efficient Instrument in Services Negotiations
Patrick Messerlin

Unleashing Recognition in International Trade
Joel P. Trachtman

A Plurilateral Agreement on Local Content Requirements
Gary Hufbauer, Jeffrey Schott and Cathleen Cimino

Exchange Rates: Alien to the WTO?
Hector Rogelio Torres

Trade and Climate Change – Establishing Coherence
Laura Nielsen

Can the WTO Adapt to a World Where Everyone Is Empowered to Engage in Global Trade?
Usman Ahmed, Andreas Lendle, Hanne Melin and Simon Schropp

Cross-border Data Flows in the Post-Bali Agenda
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

Strengthening The Rules On State Enterprises
Przemyslaw Kowalski

The Return of Industrial Policy: A Constructive Role for the WTO
Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett

Export Restrictions
Marcelo Olarreaga

Technology Transfer for Sustainable Development
Keith E. Maskus

Mode 4: The Temporary Movement of Workers to Provide Services
L Alan Winters

Professor of International Trade, University of St. Gallen; Research Fellow, CEPR

Former Deputy Director-General, WTO, and Senior Counsel, King & Spalding

CEPR Policy Research