Ministerial Talks to Clinch Environmental Goods Agreement Hit Stumbling Block
The Africa Free Trade Initiative: A Stepping Stone for Sustainable Development in Africa?
Lawmakers in EU, Canada Begin Consideration of CETA Trade Deal

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5 December 2016
On 15 October, after seven years of negotiations, 197 countries reached a historic agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, to amend the Montreal Protocol and phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) . HFCs are refrigerant gases used for commercial, residential and automotive purposes, and are hundreds to...
1 December 2016
The next stage in the approval process for the EU-Canada trade pact is now getting underway, officials say, with parliamentary committees in Europe preparing to vote on the accord in the coming weeks. On the other side of the Atlantic, the deal has already been tabled in the Canadian parliament for...
1 December 2016
The European Commission released a suite of climate and energy-focused proposals on Wednesday 30 November, targeting these towards supporting a swifter move to a cleaner-energy economy. The highly anticipated legislative package – dubbed “Clean Energy for All Europeans” – consists of proposals...
22 November 2016
Although international value chains, whether regional or global, are not a new phenomenon, their importance in the global economy has increased tremendously over the last two decades. These geographically fragmented and increasingly complex production networks, often coordinated by dominant...
22 November 2016
What are the key knowledge gaps which need to be filled if developing economies are to successfully leverage global value chains (GVCs) to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? An increasing number of people in an increasing number of economies are producing for global export markets. But...
22 November 2016
Sustainable Development Goal 9 calls for a commitment to “build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.” Are regional value chains a relevant industrialisation pathway to achieve this goal in West Africa? Integration into global value chains (GVCs) is...
9 December 2016
The Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) has the potential to boost environmental goods, including clean energy and energy efficiency technologies, by lowering their costs and...
9 December 2016
Развитие малого бизнеса, строительство безопасных дорог, обеспечение качества жилищно-коммунальных услуг и формирование комфортной городской среды – четыре основных проекта, реализация которых имеет приоритетное значение для развития российской экономики. По результатам ноябрьского заседания...
8 December 2016
A ministerial-level meeting of several WTO members aimed at concluding talks for a tariff-cutting deal on environmental goods finished without agreement on Sunday 4 December, leaving the next steps unclear for the time being. The 3-4 December meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, came immediately...
8 December 2016
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström affirmed this week that the 28-member bloc is “very close” to finalising talks for a bilateral free trade agreement with Japan, following nearly four years of negotiations to date. Speaking to the Financial Times, Malmström maintained that a conclusion to...
6 December 2016
В настоящее время страны-члены ЕАЭС рассматривают заявку Таиланда о заключении соглашения о создании зоны свободной торговли, но не спешат с принятием решения и предлагают Таиланду сначала согласовать основные направления развития сотрудничества и подписать меморандум о взаимопонимании. С момента...
5 December 2016
A Comissão Conjunta de Comércio (JCCT, sigla em inglês) entre Estados Unidos e China reuniu-se de 21 a 23 de novembro, em Washington (Estados Unidos), para discutir diversos aspectos da relação econômica, comercial e de investimento entre as duas principais economias globais. Nas últimas três...
5 December 2016
Молдова и Россия согласовали условия по восстановлению двустороннего экономического сотрудничества и обсудили возобновление поставок молдавских товаров на российский рынок. Эти вопросы обсуждались на 14-м заседании Межправительственной комиссии по экономическому сотрудничеству между Россией и...

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