Trade Policy Research & Multilateral Negotiations Analysis
The international trading system has assumed pivotal importance in the post-Cold War period. National and corporate sustainability now more than ever are tied to performance on the international market. To paraphrase Karl Von Clauswitz, trade is war by other means.
The range of issues being brought to bear on the multilateral trading system make it imperative that governments, businesses, and civil society have a cogent grasp of contemporary issues and the options that exist.
Subnational interests and jurisdiction have assumed great importance as the reach of trade agreements has deepened on the domestic regulatory side. Environment, labour and development are being fenced into the trade domain.
The World Trade Organisation continues to face complex challenges that could determine the prospects for the further evolution of the multilateral trading system. Despite the appearance of progress between the Seattle Third Ministerial Conference and the Doha Fourth Ministerial Conference, movement has been glacial right through to the end of 2004.
When you need to understand trade policy issues and develop practicable options, Thunder Lake Management Inc. can respond effectively.
Recent projects we have completed include a number of background trade policy studies preparatory to the new round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, advisory and support services in trade remedies cases, and detailed analysis of the trade policy implications of e-commerce, trade in services, investment, subsidies, Canada-United States trade disputes, and trade related environmental concerns.
We have also completed assignments to develop marketing strategy for post-secondary foreign recruitment; undertaken methodological research on new approaches to sustainable development; and identified humanitarian supply markets for surplus commodities.
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