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World Trade Forum: Behind-the-border policies and global trade

23 September 2016 – 24 September 2016 all-day Europe/Rome Timezone
Badia Fiesolana (Refectory, Emeroteca, Teatro, Sala del Capitolo)
Via della Badia dei Roccettini
9, 50014 Fiesole FI
Mia Saugman



The World Trade Forum is an annual event organised by the World Trade Institute (Bern), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute, Florence) and the CEPR Trade Policy Research Network. It brings together practitioners from governments and international organizations, scholars and analysts working on international trade and investment issues.

In 2016, the conference focused on the state of play in negotiating so-called 21st century trade agreements such as TTIP, the trade implications of Brexit, and challenges confronting the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many sessions have discussed new and ongoing research on the effects of domestic policies in areas such as health and safety standards, regulation of service sectors, and public procurement procedures on trade and investment.

Programme World Trade Forum

See the full recording of the plenary sessions

The World Trade Forum 2016 was organised by:

World Trade Institute
European University Institute
Trade Policy Research Network
Centre for Economic Policy Research