WTO Trade Facilitation Deal in Limbo as Deadline Passes Without Resolution
Third Meeting of the E15 Expert Group on Global Value Chains
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31 July 2014
The 31 July midnight deadline for adopting the Protocol of Amendment for the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has passed without a resolution, as members were unable to bridge a divide that had emerged in recent weeks over whether to link the protocol with progress toward a “permanent...
31 July 2014
La gira de 10 días del presidente chino Xi Jinping alrededor de América Latina tuvo como resultado decenas de acuerdos bilaterales y de cooperación. Al visitar Brasil, Argentina, Venezuela y Cuba el presidente chino mostró gran interés en profundizar la relación con América Latina. El viaje de Xi...
31 July 2014
Os chefes de Estado do Mercado Comum do Sul (Mercosul) reuniram-se em Caracas (Venezuela), em 29 de julho, para discutir o fortalecimento dos mercados internos, a desgravação tarifária entre seus membros, a ampliação do comércio com os países do Caribe e o atual estágio da negociação do acordo de livre comércio com a União Europeia (UE). A 46ª Cúpula foi marcada, ainda, pela volta do Paraguai e a entrada da Venezuela como membro efetivo do bloco, o qual também é formado por Argentina, Brasil e Uruguai.
30 July 2014
Os negociadores da União Europeia (UE) e do Equador alcançaram, em 17 de julho, um pacto comercial que permitirá que Quito se junte ao acordo que Bruxelas tem com Colômbia e Peru. Com esse acordo, os principais produtos de exportação do Equador – pescados, banana, flores, café, cacau, frutas e...
30 July 2014
США, Канада и Европейский союз объявили 29 июля 2014 г. о введении новой волны санкций против России в ответ на ухудшение ситуации в Украине. Согласно заявлению , опубликованному от имени главы Европейского совета Хермана ван Ромпея и главы Еврокомиссии Жозе Мануэля Баррозу, санкции ЕС нацелены на...
29 July 2014
Negociadores de Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea completaron en Bruselas su sexta ronda de negociaciones durante la semana del 14 de julio enfocándose, principalmente, en discusiones técnicas que se espera pavimenten el camino para las decisiones políticas más difíciles. Mejorar el acceso...
28 July 2014
Negociadores de la Unión Europea y Ecuador acordaron el pasado 17 de julio los términos que permitirán a Quito unirse al acuerdo comercial que Bruselas tiene con Colombia y Perú, poniendo fin a un prolongado proceso de varios años. El acuerdo comercial permitirá a Ecuador tener un mejor acceso al...
26 July 2014
В июле 2014 г. вышло 7-е издание «Глобального индекса инноваций 2014 года» (“ The Global Innovation Index 2014 ”, ГИИ-2014), исследования инновационного потенциала и результатов 143-х государств, которое было проведено Международной бизнес-школой INSEAD (Франция) совместно с Университетом Корнелла...
24 July 2014
Indian officials indicated late on Wednesday that they would not be able to support the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) unless they see their concerns on food security addressed, according to multiple media reports. The news, coming just ahead of a key WTO meeting,...
24 July 2014
Trade negotiators from the US and EU completed their sixth round of talks for a bilateral trade and investment pact last week, focusing mainly on technical discussions which officials say will pave the way for tougher political decisions down the road. The weeklong meetings, hosted in Brussels,...

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