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22 April 2016
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of acting as a discussant at the Geneva launch of IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report . The focus of this year’s report is on food systems in the context of the international community’s new commitments on sustainable development and climate change. IFPRI’...
29 April 2016
How ambitious are the TPP’s environment provisions when compared to other regional trade agreements? The US government argues that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), concluded last October with 11 other Pacific Rim countries, “includes the most robust enforceable environment commitments of any...
29 April 2016
WTO members should prepare for the implementation of the decision on preferential rules of origin for least developed countries (LDCs), said the Danish ambassador Christian Wegener, chairman of the WTO’s committee on rules of origin, during a meeting held on 22 April. The session of the committee...
29 April 2016
孙振宇 1. 全球经济治理中 G20 扮演的角色 G20成立于2008年全球金融危机过后,自此在全球经济治理中扮演着重要角色,其发展历程可以分为两个阶段。 第一阶段包括前三次峰会:华盛顿峰会(2008年11月)、伦敦峰会(2009年4月)、匹兹堡峰会(2009年9月)。在该阶段,G20领导人合力应对全球金融危机,并取得重大进展,特别是在促进增长、加强金融管制、增加财政援助、反对贸易保护等优先事项上达成一致。在伦敦峰会上,G20领导人同意将IMF基金翻倍至7500亿美元。在匹兹堡峰会上,G20领导人推动了“强劲、可持续、均衡增长的框架”,并为全球金融机制设定了结构性改革的明确目标,...
29 April 2016
Reunião realizada em Montevidéu (Uruguai) em 21 e 22 de abril definiu a criação de um grupo de trabalho com o objetivo de discutir avanços no Acordo de Complementação Econômica No. 59 (ACE-59). Assinado em 2003, o texto estabelece a meta de promoção da liberalização comercial entre os integrantes...
28 April 2016
Перспективы укрепления двустороннего сотрудничества в сфере сельского хозяйства, увеличения объемов европейских инвестиций и поиска альтернативных транзитных путей обсудили Министр сельского хозяйства Казахстана Асылжан Мамытбеков и Комиссар ЕС по сельскому хозяйству Фил Хоган. «В Европейском союзе...
28 April 2016
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström outlined on Tuesday a series of topics which, she suggested, could be constructive areas for future discussion as WTO members brainstorm how to move forward in a “post-Nairobi” negotiating landscape. However, she warned against getting “bogged down” in...
28 April 2016
The US Senate last week passed the Global Food Security Act , authorising almost US$1 billion per year in support for hunger and food security initiatives. The new legislation, if enacted, would institutionalise on a permanent basis President Barack Obama’s flagship “Feed the Future” initiative. A...
28 April 2016
US President Barack Obama met with a series of EU national leaders over the past week to call publicly for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to speed up in the coming months, particularly given his limited time left in office. The leaders’ meetings came as...
28 April 2016
India has now asked the WTO’s highest court to review certain aspects of an earlier panel’s finding in its dispute with the US over the use of domestic content requirements in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) energy scheme ( DS456 ), filing a notice of appeal on 20 April. New...
28 April 2016
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström outlined on Tuesday a series of topics which, she suggested, could be constructive areas for future discussion as WTO members brainstorm how to move forward in a “post-Nairobi” negotiating landscape. However, she warned against getting “bogged down” in...
28 April 2016
Au cours des deux dernières décennies, le système commercial mondial a connu certaines évolutions majeures. En particulier, face à l’absence de progrès significatifs à l’OMC dans le cadre du cycle de Doha, de nombreux partenaires commerciaux ont recherché d’autres moyens de poursuivre leurs...
28 April 2016
The US-Mexico dispute on “dolphin-safe” tuna labelling continued on last week, after Mexico City rejected Washington’s first request for another compliance panel process to evaluate the recent March 2016 revision to its labelling policies. Last week also saw the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)...

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