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20 December 2016
President-elect Trump has repeatedly stated that he is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership as it exists and that he wants to negotiate “fair bilateral trade deals.” The author...
20 December 2016
With efforts to address climate change and the transition to clean energy central to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this article explores the extent to which trade rules are supportive of the Agenda’s objectives that relate to climate change and clean energy. The...
15 December 2016
The coming year is expected to be a pivotal one for the 28-nation EU bloc, as it embarks on the next chapter of the “Brexit” process and sees elections in various large member states, while also working to advance its foreign trade and investment agenda on multiple fronts. Meanwhile, the bloc is...
15 December 2016
Eight of Canada’s ten provinces have signed onto meeting a minimum national carbon price of C$10 (US$7.60) per metric tonne in 2018, helping pave the way for developing new cap-and-trade schemes and carbon taxes across the North American country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had...
14 December 2016
It was set to be the biggest regional trade deal in history. But now, hopes of ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are dashed. On 21 November, President-elect Donald...
13 December 2016
For six of the eight years between 2008 to 2015, the growth of world import volume was lower than that of world GDP . What are the reasons behind this slowdown? Some arguments...
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...
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...
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...
16 January 2017
С 1 января 2017 г. в целях увеличения товарооборота в рамках ЕАЭС Казахстан расширил перечень кыргызских товаров, разрешенных к транзиту по территории Казахстана для поставок в Россию, на 86 дополнительных товарных групп. Из них 40 групп товаров могут поставляться всеми видами транспорта, тогда как...
12 January 2017
Генеральный секретарь Международной морской организации (ИМО) Китак Лим призвал лидеров ЕС не использовать систему торговли квотами на выбросы парниковых газов в международном судоходстве. Официальное письмо, в котором содержится просьба пересмотреть решение Евросоюза по этому вопросу, было...

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