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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...
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’...
6 May 2016
O ministro do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior (MDIC), Armando Monteiro, e o ministro de Relações Exteriores (MRE), Mauro Vieira, estiveram no Peru para uma missão oficial em 29 de abril. Nessa ocasião, os representantes brasileiros assinaram o mais amplo acordo temático bilateral já...
6 May 2016
周五,来自欧盟-美国贸易和投资协定的谈判人员们结束了第13轮谈判,双方重申在今年结束协定谈判的愿望,前提是不会强行就实质性内容进行妥协。 同时,由于本周一家环境民间团体所“泄露”的所谓该贸易协定的整合文本,公众中关于该协定可能内容的辩论大大升级。 上一轮的跨大西洋贸易和投资伙伴关系(TTIP)协定谈判是4月25-29日在纽约举行的,此前刚刚进行了美国总统奥巴马和各个欧盟国家领导人(包括英国首先卡梅伦和德国总理默克尔)之间的高级别会议。(《桥》周报, 2016 年4月28日) 在那些会议举行的背后是强劲的政治推动,希望在未来一年、奥巴马离任之前尽快推进贸易谈判,目标是尽可能结束谈判。不过,...
4 May 2016
Negotiators for an EU-US trade and investment deal concluded their thirteenth round of talks on Friday, with both sides reiterating their wishes to conclude an agreement this year, so long as it does not force a compromise on substance. Meanwhile, public debate has escalated over the deal’s...
4 May 2016
Australia’s main political parties are ratcheting up their debate over how best to tackle the challenges of climate change mitigation, ahead of a 2 July election that was confirmed this week. Last week, Australia’s Labor Party, which is currently in the opposition, released a climate policy plan...
4 May 2016
Os defensores da Parceria Transatlântica de Comércio e Investimento (TTIP, sigla em inglês) têm bons motivos para preocuparem-se. Embora o presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, tenha pressa em incorporar o acordo ao legado de sua administração , as últimas semanas colocam essa possibilidade...
4 May 2016
Для реализации потенциала международной торговли в достижении всеохватывающего экономического роста и сокращении масштабов нищеты, государственная торговая политика должна иметь комплексный характер и принимать во внимание экономические, социальные и экологические аспекты устойчивого развития. В...
4 May 2016
Trade issues took centre stage during the 103 rd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, which was held on 25-29 April in Dakar, Senegal. Ministers discussed prospects regarding the Economic partnership agreements (EPAs) still under...
4 May 2016
En un evento histórico, más de 170 países firmaron el Acuerdo de París en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York en el primer día en que se abrió para su periodo de firmas. El pasado 22 de abril se dio inicio al periodo de firma del Acuerdo de París, el cual contó con una asistencia récord,...
3 May 2016
Les membres de l’OMC devraient se préparer à mettre en œuvre la décision sur les règles d’origine préférentielles pour les pays les moins avancés (PMA), a déclaré l’ambassadeur danois Christian Wegener, président du comité des règles d’origine de l’OMC, lors d’une réunion organisée le 22 avril...

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