Trade-finance coherence

Rights

News

NGO work on trade-finance coherence

A coalition of NGOs have drafted suggestions for the work agenda for the WTO working group on trade, debt and finance.

1 April 2003

IFI governance

News

Bank on trade: will the real World Bank please stand up?

The Bank is divided between its role as advocate of the poorer countries in calling for increased market access and its continued hand in pushing unilateral trade liberalisation.

26 November 2002

Trade

Background

Bank trade map

New Bretton Woods Update feature providing readers with an easy-to-understand summary of the Bank’s work on trade, relevant contacts and web information.

26 November 2002 | Inside the institutions

Trade

News

WTO rejects Africans’ request for study of SAP effects before more tariff cuts

The proposal by seven African countries that the World Trade Organisation (WTO study the impacts of trade liberalisation measures imposed by structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) before launching another round of tariff-cutting negotiations has been ignored.

17 January 2002

Trade

News

More WTO-World Bank-IMF cooperation on trade

The draft Ministerial Declaration for the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Meeting in November calls for the WTO to cooperate more closely with the World Bank and IMF.

2 November 2001

IFI governance

News

World Bank intensifies trade work, but cancels conference

The World Bank has pledged to “intensify its trade-related activities” by increasing its research, training and advocacy at global and country levels.

18 June 2001

Accountability

News

World Bank, WTO Links Strengthened

Developing countries’ exports, particularly agriculture and textiles, should have comprehensive and predictable duty-and quota-free access to rich countries markets if they are to benefit from outward-oriented reforms, concluded the Development Committee.

14 June 2000

Trade

News

IMF/WB/WTO: unholy trinity?

At the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in late November, the World Bank confirmed that it will expand its work on trade.

15 December 1999