Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Controlling the South: the case of East Africa | Written by Yash Tandon | Published by RLS Brussels Office | February 2017

This paper falls within the overall theme of mega-regional trade and investment agreements that have proliferated in recent years. It addresses the question of whether they are improving or worsening the condition of countries in the Global South. Read more …

Paper: TTIP – Why the World Should Beware

Paper: TTIP – Why the World Should Beware

Written by Manuel Pérez-Rocha | Published by the RLF office Brussels in cooperation with IATP, IPS, FOCUS and TNI | June 2015

The trade and investment partnership TTIP, which is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US, will affect the whole world. But the other world regions, like the BRICS or the Global South are being excluded from the trade negotiations and hardly get attention in the debates around TTIP.
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Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

Paper: The Rise of Mega-Trading Blocs

… and their systemic implications | Presented by Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI | May 2015

A paper presented by Ambassador Nathan Irumba, Chief Executive Director, SEATINI during the conference on mega-trading blocs and the failure of African trade organised by The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), 26-27 May 2015. The paper gives an overview of the new dynamics in the global trading system and the implications for the development prospects for Africa and the developing world.