CITD Co-Director Testifies in front of European Parliament on WTO Reform

Jennifer Hillman testified on the importance of WTO reform before the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade on October 24th. Gathering with other experts on global trade, Hillman emphasized the relationship between global trade outcomes and successful US and EU cooperation leadership efforts. She further discussed the erosion of buy-in to WTO commitments and outlined potential reform methods and substance as the world navigates the notable transition in US leadership and policy over the past four years.

CITD's Co-Director Katrin Kuhlmann Joins Panel to Discuss International Trade's Impact on Women and Gender Equality

This fall, CITD's Katrin Kuhlmann joined Rem Korteweg and Beata Javorcik in a panel discussion on AIG's Global Trade Series podcast. Together, they discussed the range of impacts international trade has on women and gender equality in the global arena. Central to the panel discussion and Katrin Kuhlmann's work are questions about the nature of opportunities created by international trade for women, as well as identifying action items to ensure that globalization empowers women while advancing a narrative of gender equality.

Erasing the "And" - Trade and Climate Change

October 24th, 2022

Our second Erasing the "And" focused on trade and climate change. There is a growing interest in carbon pricing and carbon border adjustments (CBAs) as a policy tool to protect economies that pursue relatively aggressive climate policies, while also encouraging broader international adoption of such strategies. During the discussion, panelists Maureen Hinman of Silverado Policy Accelerator and Matt Porterfield of the Climate Leadership Council explore issues arising from these policies, as well as differing approaches for setting equitable and effective carbon pricing models with CITD's Katrin Kuhlmann and Jennifer Hillman.

Erasing the "And" – Trade and Access to Medicines

October 3rd, 2022

The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development (CITD) launched the “Erasing the And” series. For too long, issues like development, gender, labor, environment, and health have been viewed as “add-ons” to trade policy. This series reimagines trade law and policy in a way that puts these issues at the center of the discussion. Our first “Erasing the And” focused on trade and access to medicines. The June 2022 WTO MC12 TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 vaccines has prompted conversation about the measures necessary to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries. The keynote address, by Jayashree Watal, and the subsequent panel discussion explored the impact of this measure, its possible extension to pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and the broader link between intellectual property, public health, and development.

CITD Co-Director Katrin Kuhlmann's Paper Makes SSRN's Top Ten Download List

CITD Co-Director Katrin Kuhlmann's paper, "Resetting the Rules on Trade and Gender? A Comparative Assessment of Gender Approaches in Regional Trade Agreements in the Context of a Possible Gender Protocol Under the African Continental Free Trade Area", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: ERN: Trade & Foreign Exchange Policies in Developing Economies, ERN: Women & Gender Issues, PSN: Gender Studies, WGSRN: Gender & Globalization and WGSRN: Gender & International Trade.

CITD Co-Director Jennifer Hillman's Paper Makes SSRN's Top Ten Download List

CITD Co-Director Jennifer Hillman's paper "China's Entry into the WTO -- A Mistake for the United States?" , was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: ERN: Open Macroeconomics in Emerging Markets, ERN: Other Institutions & Transition Economics: Political Economy, Emerging Markets Economics eJournals, Emerging Markets Economics: Macroeconomic Issues & Challenges eJournal, Institutional & Transition Economics eJournals and Institutions & Transition Economics: Political Economy eJournal.

Watch The CITD Launch Event

The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development Launches with a keynote speech by Pamela Coke-Hamilton and a round table with Co-directors Jennifer Hillman and Katrin Kuhlmann.