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Policy Conflicts and Solutions; India Highlighted

Policy Conflicts and Solutions Policymakers are realizing that the three big issues of climate change, sustainability and food security are conflicting. The Cairns Group is comprised of highly competitive agricultural exporting countries and so their frustration with the conflicts at the WTO is understandable. They want expanded market access and are proposing a plurilateral approach on agriculture to bypass the large number of protectionist members of the WTO. They have proposed three possible solutions: a critical mass plurilateral agreement in agriculture;  sectoral agreements that bring into play both market access and domestic support; and  a comprehensive new global compact on subsidies, including agriculture, industri...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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