Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tool to Monitor Policies Affecting International Trade

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), an anti-protectionist academic think-tank based in London, has created Global Trade Alert:
"Global Trade Alert provides real-time information on state measures taken during the current global downturn that are likely to affect foreign commerce. It goes beyond other monitoring initiatives by identifying the trading partners likely to be harmed by these measures."
It is possible to slice and dice the information by trade partner affected, country implementing a measure, affected economic sector, type of measure (import ban, export subsidy, sanitary measure, etc.), coming into force date, duration.

Among the funders/sponsors of the CEPR are 2 Canadian organizations: the International Development Research Centre, a Crown Corporation in Ottawa, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a think tank in Waterloo, Ontario founded in 2002 by Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM (Research In Motion).

[Source: beSpacific]

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:44 pm

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