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2021 Outlook: Altogether, apart – Global trade policy issues

A change in U.S. presidency and the fallout from Brexit aren’t the only trade policy issues facing global supply chains in 2021. Reform of the WTO will likely have to wait until 2022 with the next ministerial having been delayed until Dec. 2021. In the meantime the WTO will need to manage down... Read more →


Q4 2020 Outlook: Endings and beginnings

2020 has been a tough year for global supply chain operators ranging from manufacturers and logistics firms to retailers and consumers. This report outlines four major topics to watch during Q4’20. First, COVID-19 has been the defining feature of global supply chain developments in 2020. There... Read more →


Canada-U.S. wood dispute lumbers on through broken WTO process

The WTO has sided with Canada in part of a dispute with the U.S. over the latter’s tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada. The next step is for the U.S. to appeal, though a solution is unlikely in the remainder of 2020 given the voting structure for the WTO’s dispute settlement process... Read more →

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