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21 September 2017
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Washington audience this week that trade watchers should “expect change, expect new approaches, and expect action” in the current Trump Administration’s policy plans going forward. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on...
21 September 2017
Environment ministers from 34 countries met on Saturday 16 September in Montreal, Canada, for high-level talks aimed at providing a political boost towards tackling the climate challenge, particularly ahead of UN negotiations coming up in Bonn, Germany, this autumn. The meeting, convened by Canada...
6 September 2017
The incorporation of sustainable development provisions in deeper regional trade agreements has expanded over time . In this article, the authors explore prospects for using such agreements as building blocks towards broader incorporation of sustainability provisions at a multilateral level...
31 August 2017
Compared with just five years ago the world has made tremendous advances on the climate issue, but the strategies for achieving cooperation are still a work in progress. In this...
25 August 2017
In this article, the author reviews China’s experience with environmental and labour provisions by looking at its regional trade agreements, especially in terms of the evolution...
22 August 2017
While reform will require considerable care, the most important prerequisite for curbing fossil fuel subsidies using the WTO framework is the recognition that climate change is...
17 August 2017
Eliminating subsidies that contribute to illegal fishing activities, formulating enforceable WTO rules, and using a well-established forum for informed discussions among flag,...
25 September 2017
WTO农业谈判主席、肯尼亚大使发布一份非正式文件,描述将在十月初召开的马拉喀什小型部长会议前夕的谈判“进展”。 消息人士告诉《桥》,马拉喀什会议意义重要,将界定今年12月在阿根廷举行的部长会议的可能议题。 消息人士透露,40多个代表团将参加马拉喀什会议,其中欧盟是作为一个代表团。这也是今年WTO有关的小型部长会议中规模最大的一次,前几次在达沃斯、巴黎和奥斯陆举办。 很多人认为农业将是布宜诺斯艾利斯会议可能成果中的一个中心议题。但是,农业谈判主席卡鲁大使说,需要更多的工作才能缩小成员们在谈判立场上的分歧。 卡鲁引用英国战时首相丘吉尔的话说,“一些人梦想有成功,...
22 September 2017
Durante su discurso anual ante el Parlamento Europeo sobre el Estado de la Unión Europea (UE), el presidente de la Comisión Europea (CE), Jean-Claude Juncker, solicitó concluir para finales del 2017 el tratado comercial actualizado con México y el acuerdo de asociación con los países del Mercado...
22 September 2017
L’ambassadeur kenyan qui préside les négociations de l’OMC sur l’agriculture vient de publier un « état des lieux » informel des discussions, en prévision de la mini-conférence ministérielle prévue début octobre à Marrakech. Certaines sources indiquent que cette réunion de Marrakech sera cruciale...
21 September 2017
The Kenyan ambassador who chairs the WTO’s negotiations on agriculture has issued a new informal paper mapping the “state of play” in the talks ahead of a ministerial-level meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, in early October. Trade sources told Bridges that the Marrakesh meeting will be key in...
21 September 2017
Los jefes negociadores de la Alianza del Pacífico y de los cuatro países candidatos a Estado Asociado – Australia, Canadá, Nueva Zelandia y Singapur – acordaron los términos de referencia para las negociaciones de un acuerdo comercial. El encuentro fue realizado el pasado 5 de septiembre en Lima (...
20 September 2017
In January 2012, African leaders adopted the decision to establish a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by the indicative date of 2017, an important step in the African Union’s larger integration ambition of creating a Continental Customs Union and, ultimately, a full-fledged African Economic...

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