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29 May 2017
In this article, the authors argue that the pressing challenge in the ABPU region, comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, is neither the water nor carbon footprint generated by food exports. Rather, the main problem is how to tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the broad regional...
24 May 2017
The Cairns Group of agricultural exporting countries has called for action on farm trade issues for the WTO’s upcoming ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this December, tabling an informal paper that notes “overwhelming” support for an outcome on agricultural domestic support. The...
24 May 2017
UN climate negotiators concluded their annual mid-year meetings last week in the German city of Bonn, working to advance the development of a “rulebook” for the Paris Agreement on climate change, among other objectives. The 8-18 May meetings sought to build on the work from the Conference of the...
24 May 2017
US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week of the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), kicking off a 90-day period before talks with Canada and Mexico can formally begin. The new US trade chief had spent his first few days in...
17 May 2017
As regional economic integration gathers pace in Africa, how can trade facilitation be leveraged to spur the economic growth and development necessary for its implementation? Is the TFA the answer? Have you ever considered how competitive a country would be if donkeys and camels were the primary...
17 May 2017
Trade-related barriers constitute one of the major causes of food insecurity in Africa. How can the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement help facilitate agricultural trade and improve food security on the continent? Trade in agriculture is remarkably low in most African economies compared to the...
10 May 2017
There is great potential to incorporate trade elements in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that has not been taken advantage of to date. This blog post argues that...
2 May 2017
Those working to step up climate action in countries where governments are hostile to their message should take note of the Canadian example, explains the author of this post...
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30 May 2017
Les membres de l’OMC ont récemment avancé dans leurs négociations sur d’éventuelles disciplines en matière de subventions à la pêche, dans le cadre de quatre journées de discussions intenses qui se sont déroulées au siège de l’organisation à Genève. Cette série de réunions, qui a eu lieu du 15 au...
30 May 2017
Em 22 de maio entrou em vigor a salvaguarda adotada pelo governo da China para proteger produtores locais de açúcar contra um alegado surto de importação desse produto nos últimos anos. A investigação empreendida pela China sobre o impacto das importações sobre os produtores locais teve início em...
29 May 2017
Двухдневный саммит стран «Большой семерки» завершился принятием совместного коммюнике, закрепившего договоренности по таким вопросам, как внешняя политика, в том числе перспективы сотрудничества с Россией, глобальная экономика, гендерное равенство, торговля, развитие Африки, продуктовая...
29 May 2017
上周在越南首都河内召开了若干部长级会议,讨论亚太地区多个贸易有关倡议的前景。 由21个经济体组成的亚太经合组织(APEC)举行了贸易部长会议。会议是罗伯特·莱特希泽得到参议院确认作为美国贸易谈判代表之后的第一次会议。(《桥周报》, 2017年5月18日 ) 据报告,河内会议上亚太各经济体讨论了保护主义、如何定义自由和公平贸易、以及贸易扭曲的来源等议题,这些议题从年初以来也频频出现在其他国际层面的财政部长和贸易部长会议上,特别是鉴于美国领导人的新的贸易议程。 罗伯特·莱特希泽在会后的一个 声明 中说,“亚太经合组织提供了一个很好的机会讨论自由和开放贸易面临的壁垒,...
27 May 2017
Con el fin de avanzar en la agenda digital de la Alianza del Pacífico, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y la Dirección General de Relaciones Económica Internacionales de Chile (Direcon) organizaron el primer diálogo público-privado del bloque comercial. Celebrado en Santiago de Chile del...

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