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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
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)...
28 April 2016
Comment l’Afrique peut-elle atténuer les effets potentiellement négatifs des accords commerciaux méga-régionaux et soutenir ses efforts de transformation structurelle au moyen du commerce ? Depuis le début des années 2000, les accords commerciaux régionaux (ACR) – autorisés par les règles de l’OMC...
28 April 2016
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed on a mandatory system to track fuel use from international shipping, following a meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The 18-22 April meeting had drawn significant attention from climate watchers, in the wake of the...
28 April 2016
Les fonctions de gouvernance de l’OMC pourraient être affectées de manière négative par la prolifération d’accords commerciaux préférentiels. Si ceci devait se produire, ce changement affecterait les petites nations commerciales de manière disproportionnée. En revenant du Forum économique mondial...

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