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Transparency, Information Disclosure and Participation in Export Credit Agency Cover Decisions

Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) play a substantial role in the financing of infrastructure in developing countries. As the activities of ECAs are backed-up by public resources, national governments have the power to set guidelines for ECA lending policies. Most governments include social and environmental aspects in their ECA guidelines. This book section takes a closer look at the role of transparency, information disclosure and participation in the cover decisions of ECAs.
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Public Participation in the EU’s Sustainability Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements

What is the role of civil society actors in the assessment of trade agreements with regards to their sustainability impact? The book chapter authored by Markus Knigge and Nicole Kranz analyses the underlying processes and contexts and makes suggestions for the effective involvement of stakeholders in the assessment process at the EU level.


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Making Trade Sustainable Impact Assessment More Relevant to Trade Negotiations

While trade sustainability impact assessments (trade SIAs) have generated much useful information about the potential impacts of trade liberalisation, they have made very limited impact on trade negotiations, which generate unresolved controversy, if not deadlock. This paper contends that one reason for this is that trade SIAs do not explicitly recognise the motives for countries to resist free trade.



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To What Extent have Trade SIAs Changed the Way we Make Trade Policy?

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21 March 2006
Brussels
Belgium

The Directorate-General Trade of the European Commission held its "Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment Stocktaking Conference: Implementing Sustainable Trade" in Brussels on 21-22 March 2006.  R. Andreas Kraemer chaired the key first session looking at the extent to which Trade Sustainability Impact Assessments (SIAs) have changed the way the European Union makes trade policy.

The session addressed general issues of the policy debate:

  • After six years of carrying out Trade SIAs, to what extent has this policy tool changed the
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Development in Hong Kong: Non-Agricultural Market Access, IPRs and Services

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8 February 2006
London
United Kingdom

The ongoing world trade negotiations are expected to have significant impact on sustainable development and the production and consumption patterns world-wide.  After the Meeting of Trade Ministers in Hong Kong at the end of 2005, Chatham House convened a conference on 6-7 February 2006 to look at the WTO as well as the Sustainable Development Agenda and its prospects after Hong Kong.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic chaired a key session on NAMA, IPRs, and Services.Read more

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