GEG fosters research on trade governance from the perspective of developing countries and the goal of sustainable development.

Our work on trade focuses on three issue areas:

  1. The governance of the World Trade Organisation
  2. The ability of small states to maneuver and influence international trade negotiations
  3. The implications of regional and bilateral trade agreements for the governance of global trade
Shaping the conversation on the future of UK trade
Image of the Palace of Westminster as seen from the opposite side of the River Thames
A crucial opportunity for UK trade reform as the Trade Bill enters the House of Lords
Emily Jones examines next steps in UK Free Trade Agreements
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Emily Jones discusses how the UK can prepare for trade negotiations
EU flag puzzle with 'Brexit' written across the middle and one piece of puzzle being removed
Emily Jones discusses key issues around Brexit trade negotiations
How the WTO can help address the climate crisis
Workshop on the politics of economic policymaking in African countries
Emily Jones on BBC Radio 4 and news
Where now for the global trading system?
Emily Jones on NAFTA
What should UK Trade Policy Look Like Post-Brexit?
Which Brexit After the UK Elections?
negotiation How do you negotiate effectively from a position of weakness?   African governments negotiate a wide variety of international deals, from trade agreements to agreements with individual investors. On 15 September Emily Jones joined three other experts to run a training session for Oxford Policy Fellows and government representatives from several African countries including Ghana, Namibia, Rwanda, Zanzibar and Djibouti. Emily shared insights from her work with trade negotiators from developing cou
Emily Jones runs training session for Oxford Policy Fellows and government officials
Dr. Maria A. Gwynn talks in negotiation training workshop
GLF Maria Gwynn at UNCITRAL
Making Trade Work for Development
Trade and developing economies: a post-Brexit blueprint
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck in Lancet Viewpoint on trade and investment agreements, and health inequities
Can Vietnam Still Benefit From a Dead TPP?
Emily Jones Leads Executive Training Programme for Senior Indonesian Officials
African countries need trade remedy mechanisms
Mega-Regionals are Not a Systemic Threat to the WTO
Call for papers: The end of the commodity super-cycle and its implications for oil- and mineral-exporting countries
Vietnam: The first arrival of the TPP?
The Future of the Global Trade and Investment Architecture: New Research from Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Legal expert Anna Joubin-Bret discusses EU's radical proposal for global investment in latest 'New Thinking' video
Strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development
Just a sideshow? Debating the prospects of the December WTO Ministerial meeting
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck presents at launch of E15 work on Global Trade and Investment Architecture
How to Harness Trade and Finance for Development? GEG’s Emily Jones Joins Expert Group
What Future for the Multilateral Trading System? A GEG Special Address
New Gates/Bloomberg Initiative to Help Countries Defend Anti-Tobacco Legislation | GEG on NPR
The World Trade Organisation: What way forward?
The WTO in crisis? GEG’s Emily Jones debates the way forward
GEG’s Carolyn Deere Birkbeck Appointed to Panel on Global Governance for Health, focusing on international trade and public health
Tu Anh Vu Thanh’s Research Informs Vietnamese National Assembly
Emily Jones Discusses the Future of Trade Policy at the WTO
GLF Tu Anh Vu Thanh Presents Research at University of Warwick
Ngaire Woods participates in African Progress Panel expert meeting
GEG Director Ngaire Woods Addresses Commonwealth Finance Ministers
GEG Director Ngaire Woods Delivers Princeton Lectures
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Lecture Available Online
Three Articles Published by Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck
Inter Press Service Cover GEG’s Rebuilding Global Trade Report
Development Implications of Economic Partnership Agreements for Africa
BBC World Service: Ngaire Woods
GEG at WTO Public Forum 2007
Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck Partipates in WTOs Video Debate
The G20 and Global Governance
Emily Jones at Fourth UN Conference on LDCs
Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck's New Paper on Global Trade Governance
GEG Proposals Discussed At The World Intellectual Property Organization
Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck Presents Findings About WIPO’s Training Arm
Palace of Westminster
Written evidence on trade governance for the APPG on Trade and Export Promotion
Associate Professor Emily Jones
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Ripe for reform: UK scrutiny of international trade agreements
Associate Professor Emily Jones
Working papers
Two hands, each holding a jigsaw piece, reach towards each other
Will this time really be different? Twenty years of trying (and failing) to reset Europe-Africa relations
Associate Professor Emily Jones
Journal articles
To advance trade and climate goals, 'Global Britain' must link them
Associate Professor Emily Jones
Associate Professor Tom Hale
Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Pile of empty plastics bottles in netting
Strenghtening international cooperation to tackle plastic pollution: options for the WTO
Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Policy briefs
Plastic waste on a beach
Here's how the WTO can help address plastic pollution
Dr Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
GEG Annual Lecture: “Current shifts in global economic governance” with Susana Malcorra
Globalisation: Undermining or Enhancing Labour Standards?
Is China Really Reshaping Global Order?
GEG International Political Economy Workshop
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): What’s at Stake and What Does it Mean for the Global Trading System?
The Past and Future of Arbitration in the World Economy: Joint Book Launch and Discussion