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2 July 2015
US President Barack Obama signed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) into law on Monday, putting an end to the months-long drama in Washington over the controversial legislation’s fate. With the TPA debate now in the rear-view mirror, the focus has now turned to the potential timeline for wrapping up...
2 July 2015
The EU and China are aiming to have a joint text for a sweeping bilateral investment pact by year’s end, leaders from the two sides said on Monday following a summit in Brussels, in a move that could eventually pave the way for future consideration of a potential trade deal. Climate change also...
2 July 2015
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called this week for making 2015 “the year of trade and development,” as ministers, delegates, civil society, and private sector representatives gathered in Geneva this week to review the progress of the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative. This year’s event, which...
1 July 2015
UN negotiators gathered in New York last week commented on a “zero draft” for a new global development agenda and engaged in substantive discussions on key sections including a declaration, a planned associated set of sustainable development goals (SDGs), means of implementation, and how to monitor...
3 July 2015
Barack Obama a promulgué, le lundi 29 juin, le Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015, donnant ainsi le dernier feu vert au renouvellement de l’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) pour une durée de dix ans. Le président américain s’était engagé à signer au plus vite cette extension de l’AGOA...
3 July 2015
Глобальное потепление может нанести ощутимый ущерб экономике России, заявил Министр природных ресурсов и экологии России Сергей Донской в ходе своего выступления на панельной сессии «Зеленый рост и экономика изменения климата», состоявшейся 19 июня 2015 г. в рамках Петербургского международного...
3 July 2015
本周,正值各部长、代表、市民社会和私人部门的代表齐聚日内瓦审议WTO促贸援助动议的进展,WTO总干事阿泽维多呼吁使2015年成为“贸易和发展年”。 今年的这次活动,主题是“为包容性可持续增长减少贸易成本”,标志着促贸援助动议自2005年香港部长会议上启动以来进入第10个年头。 根据本周WTO和经合组织(OECD)联合发布的报告,自从10年前启动动议以来,促贸援助开支已经在官方发展援助中达到了2645亿美元。另有1900亿美元通过其他资助发展中国家的贸易相关项目的官方渠道进行提供。 阿泽维多和经合组织秘书长ÁngelGurría在报告的前言中写道,“减少贸易成本的发展面收益是令人瞩目的:...
2 July 2015
The Chinese government on Tuesday submitted its national climate action plan to a UN process geared towards slashing climate-warming emissions and tackling the global challenges presented by climate change. The day was also marked by a cascade of climate pledges from other nations as the first half...
2 July 2015
Les petites économies vulnérables (PEV, ou SVEs en anglais) ont soumis, le 17 juin, leur contribution concernant le programme de travail post-Bali, dans une communication adressée par le Guatemala au nom du groupe des PEV. En guise d’introduction, la contribution – dont nous avons pu nous procurer...
2 July 2015
A visita oficial da presidente Dilma Rousseff aos Estados Unidos foi marcada pelo pragmatismo econômico. Além da agenda concentrada em reuniões com empresários e investidores, a comitiva presidencial contou com três ministros sêniores do atual gabinete, entre eles, o chefe da pasta de...

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