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22 September 2016
Trade officials from the EU, Canada, and the United States have been pushing two major international accords over the past week, aiming to make a compelling case in time for a key meeting of European trade ministers beginning later today. The informal meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council (...
22 September 2016
The WTO’s highest court has released its final report in the US dispute against India’s use of domestic content requirements in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM), disagreeing with the points raised in New Delhi’s appeal of an earlier panel ruling. The 16 September ruling by the...
22 September 2016
A group of 13 WTO members announced plans last week to begin preparations for negotiations to ban harmful fisheries subsidies, aiming to reach an international agreement under the Geneva-based organisation. According to a joint statement , these talks would aim to tackle subsidies that contribute...
22 September 2016
A new report by a panel convened by the UN Secretary-General on improving access to medicines and health technologies has drawn significant interest in the week since it was released, along with questions about next steps in this field. The publication , known formally as “The High-Level Panel on...
19 September 2016
Americans generally had become bored with Europe. We are fixated with the rise of China. There were tragic events in Europe that shocked the world — the attacks on Paris’ Charlie...
15 September 2016
The scramble for Africa by emerging economies, and the response by traditional partners, is all to Africa’s benefit. How can Africa leverage its growing ties with the South to boost industrial diversification and economic development? Africa has witnessed a major shift in its development relations...
15 September 2016
As the regional integration agenda in Africa gains speed, is the economic engagement of emerging economies on the continent contributing to that agenda? If so, how? If not, can it be leveraged to contribute? After 2009, in the aftermath of the global economic meltdown, Africa has witnessed growth...
15 September 2016
Economic relations between India and the African continent have increased tremendously since the turn of the century. This article provides a snapshot of Indian investment in Africa. One of the key features of India's foreign policy in the post-cold war era is New Delhi's ambition to emerge as an...
15 September 2016
Southeast Asian emerging economies are stepping in the African continent searching for natural resources, markets for their products, and opportunities for investment. What are the prospects for African countries’ development in this rapprochement? From the turn of the century onwards, Africa has...
15 September 2016
The US has taken the first step in challenging the legality of China’s alleged grain subsidies under WTO rules, formally requesting consultations with Beijing on the matter in a dispute filing this Tuesday. A statement from the office of the US Trade Representative said China’s support for rice,...
15 September 2016
US President Barack Obama continued to make the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during a visit to Asia last week, warning of the risk to his country’s leadership prospects abroad should ratification efforts in Washington falter. “TPP is a core pillar of America’s rebalance to the Asia...
24 August 2016
President Obama recently stated that he would make the case for why the US should ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) , an international integration agreement (...
4 August 2016
This column by the chief executive of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) takes stock of current discussions in the WTO and eyes potential...

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