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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...
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
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...
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...
1 July 2015
Delegados de 17 países miembros de la OMC que negocian reducciones arancelarias en bienes ambientales completaron una nueva lectura de una lista compilada de 650 líneas arancelarias y más de 2.000 productos durante una nueva reunión en Ginebra, Suiza, entre el 15 y el 19 de junio. De acuerdo a la...
1 July 2015
El embajador de Guatemala ante la Organización Mundial del Comercio, Eduardo Sperisen-Yurt, firmó el protocolo de adhesión de Guatemala al Tratado de Libre Comercio con los países de la Asociación Europea de Libre Comercio, integrada por Suiza, Noruega, Liechtenstein e Islandia. Con este acuerdo,...
1 July 2015
Многие страны недостаточно активно применяют налогообложение в качестве инструмента, позволяющего уменьшить негативное влияние использования невозобновляемых источников энергии на окружающую среду. Из-за этого государства теряют как потенциальный источник дохода, так и возможность уменьшения...

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