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23 June 2016
EU officials last week struck a political compromise on a new framework geared towards preventing human rights abuses and the financing of armed groups through trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, also known as “conflict minerals.” The deal envisages obligations for direct importers of these...
23 June 2016
Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee met this week to consider duelling visions of how best to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). As the world’s first major carbon market and its largest, the EU ETS has been the flagship project of the bloc’s climate response...
23 June 2016
Trade restrictive measures in the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies have hit their highest monthly average since the WTO first started tracking them seven years ago, economists from the global trade body said this week. The WTO’s semi-annual report, issued on Tuesday 21 June,...
22 June 2016
When was the first time you read or heard about sustainable development? I remember that in Costa Rica the term was almost unknown and people were very sceptical about it until 22...
24 June 2016
Documento divulgado pela Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC) em 21 de junho aponta o aumento no uso do protecionismo entre os membros do G-20. Baseado no período entre outubro de 2015 e maio de 2016, o relatório motivou um alerta por parte do diretor-geral da Organização, Roberto Azevêdo. Em suas...
24 June 2016
Pour la première fois depuis plus de vingt ans, les membres de l’OMC se préparent à mettre en place un nouvel accord commercial mondial, l’Accord sur la facilitation des échanges (AFE), trois quarts des ratifications nécessaires à l’entrée en vigueur de l’accord ayant été soumises à l’organisation...
24 June 2016
Mia Miki博士 2015年9月联合国2030年可持续发展议程成功通过后,国际社会致力于定义指标和进程以监控和审查可持续发展目标(SDGs)及其支持目标的工作进展。本文认为,贸易在2030议程中发挥着重要和广泛的作用,世贸组织有助于强化现有贸易政策,特别是对区域贸易协定的监管程序。 2030议程中绝大部分全球水平的指标都已敲定,但是,这些指标有多充分?实践中,审议机制如何运转?像这样的问题仍然没有明确答案,即便千年发展目标(MDGs)在这些议题上有成功的监控和审议经验。而贸易不同于这些议题:它进入千年发展目标,是一个事后的想法(after-thought),...
23 June 2016
Los negociadores del RCEP continuaron durante la semana pasada sus esfuerzos por finalizar este año las negociaciones que comprenden a 16 países de la región de Asia-Pacífico y que podría impactos considerables en el escenario internacional. La última ronda de negociaciones de la Asociación...
23 June 2016
Argentina ha pasado a ser oficialmente el nuevo miembro observador de la AP, tras ser aceptada su postulación a principios de junio, por lo que el presidente de Argentina se prepara para asistir a la próxima Cumbre Presidencial del bloque, el primero de julio en Puerto Varas, Chile. Argentina se...
23 June 2016
La Unión Europea y México han concluido la primera ronda de negociaciones para actualizar y modernizar el acuerdo que rige sus relaciones comerciales desde el año 2000, buscando adaptarse a la nueva realidad del comercio internacional. México y la Unión Europea (UE) concluyeron el pasado 14 de...
23 June 2016
On 14 June 2016, Liberia ratified its accession package to the WTO, clearing the last hurdle for the West African country to become the global trade body’s 163 rd member. Liberia will become a full-fledged member of the WTO on 14 July 2016, 30 days after it notified the ratification of its Protocol...
23 June 2016
Negotiators meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, last week continued their efforts to finalise talks this year for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 16-country trade and investment deal in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the pace of the talks to date have led some observers to...
23 June 2016
Mientras que en América del Sur los aires de cambios se hacen notar a través de los acuerdos comerciales Estados Unidos-Argentina y Chile-Uruguay, en Centroamérica se refuerzan las relaciones comerciales con Corea del Sur a través de la negociación de un tratado de libre comercio. La visita de...

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