Report on Non-Tariff Measures in CEFTA

Report on Non-Tariff Measures in CEFTA

Within the Project “Support to Regional Economic Integration”, International Economics Consulting Ltd (IEC) provided technical assistance to the CEFTA Secretariat in the monitoring and evaluation of the reforms of Additional Protocol 5 (AP 5) to the CEFTA Agreement on Trade Facilitation for improved transparency and accountability. IEC prepared a Report

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Deep-sea mining: An untapped potential in Mauritius

Deep-sea mining: An untapped potential in Mauritius

As metals used to produce semiconductors, car batteries and solarpanels are becoming scarcer, the extraction of polymetallic nodules is an option for Mauritius to be looking into, especially as these mineral masses are found in substantial quantities in its seabeds. This could be an interesting economic opportunity but there are

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Central Bank Digital Currencies: The future of global trade transactions?

Central Bank Digital Currencies: The future of global trade transactions?

As of May 2022, 100 countries, representing over 95 percent of global GDP, had at least one initiative related to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) initiative.  All G7 countries are considering the use of CBDCs, and the European Central Bank is aiming to introduce an eEuro by 2025. Nineteen of

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The world is on fire: Is trade a cure or a curse?

The world is on fire: Is trade a cure or a curse?

Climate change is causing havoc across the world. Whether living in Europe, California, Australia, Africa, or anywhere else in the world, there is an element that we are sure did not go unnoticed: summers are getting hotter and more intense.[1] News about wildfires and droughts are commonplace in today’s newspapers and news

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