environmental goods

Meanwhile In Global Trade…

This disconnect will need to be addressed.  The global rule book is getting badly out of date.  Current provisions do not match up well at all with the reality of how business is being done on the ground.  While FTAs help, a patchwork of trade agreements is not the best way to address the needs of a dynamic sector of the economy.  The WTO just announced that Argentina will host the next Ministerial round in late 2017.  Member governments cannot show up a year from now and begin to put into place a few more small initiatives.  It really is time for the global trade regime to get out of neutral and get back into gear.