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29 January 2015
Trade ministers from 21 WTO members called on Saturday for negotiators to instil a sense of urgency in their efforts to elaborate a work programme by July, which would need to set out a “credible and realistic path” towards concluding the long-running Doha Round talks. Meeting on the sidelines of...
29 January 2015
The US International Trade Commission (US ITC) said late last week that allegedly unfair trade practices by Chinese and Taiwanese solar product manufacturers had indeed caused material injury to US producers, ensuring that Washington would be levying hefty duties in response. The vote by the US...
29 January 2015
UN delegates gathered in New York last week recommended that the General Assembly develop a legally binding agreement to govern the conservation, exploitation, and commercialisation of marine life on the high seas and international seabed. While some participants reportedly hailed the decision as a...
29 January 2015
A series of talks between UN member states geared towards agreeing on a post-2015 development agenda kicked off last week with a three-day session reviewing the preparatory efforts undertaken over the past two years. Delegates welcomed the work of a dedicated UN group to craft a list of proposed...
27 January 2015
O Senado Federal da Argentina aprovou, em dezembro de 2014, um acordo-marco que viabiliza os mecanismos de cooperação econômica com a China. Além da ampliação do comércio bilateral, o instrumento prevê a facilitação de investimentos públicos e a mobilidade de mão-de-obra entre os países. A...
27 January 2015
Effort are ramping up between the US and South Africa to resolve their countries’ long-standing row over poultry trade, with South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and US Trade Representative Michael Froman meeting last week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting...
26 January 2015
В связи с напряженной геополитической ситуацией и резким снижением цен на нефть страны СНГ ожидает сокращение темпов экономического роста. Такой прогноз дают эксперты Всемирного банка в исследовании « Глобальные экономические перспективы », опубликованном в январе 2015 года. По подсчетам экспертов...
23 January 2015
美国总统奥巴马于周二的演讲中呼吁国会通过贸易促进权(TPA)法案。该演讲的焦点是美国经济复苏和对保持竞争力的需求,尤其是给中产阶级提供更多的机会。 “如今,美国企业的出口量超过以往,出口企业也打算调高工人的工资”,奥巴马在国情咨文中表示:“但是同时,中国希望全球经济发展最迅速的地区制定规则。” “我们怎么能让这种情况发生?美国应制定贸易规则。我们应确保公平竞争,”他继续说道。“这正是为什么我呼吁两党授予我贸易促进权,以保护美国工人。各项亚洲与欧洲之间的贸易协议应是自由与公平并存的。” 这不是奥巴马第一次呼吁授权贸易促进权(又称“贸易快车道”)。早在去年这个时候,他就表达了类似的诉求。(见《...
23 January 2015
由60多个国家农业部长及官员共同发表的 公报 称,可持续生产是抗击饥饿和营养不良的关键所在。公报绕开大部分争议问题,对贸易影响食品、农产品及林业避而不谈。 各国部长于1月17日在柏林参加由德国政府组织的年会,声明“只有复原力强、多元化以及可持续的农产品系统才能够为实现充足食物这一人权提供基础。 主要农产品进出口国都参加了本次年会。会议组织者 表示 ,出席本次会议的政府方包括阿根廷、中国、埃及、日本、荷兰、波兰、俄罗斯、南非、泰国、土耳其、乌克兰、越南以及欧盟委员会、联合国粮食与农业组织和世界银行的官员。 尽管食品及农业问题是正在进行的美欧双边贸易谈判——即跨大西洋贸易与投资伙伴协定(TTIP...
23 January 2015
Евросоюз выделит Грузии 44,5 млн евро для выполнения Соглашения об ассоциации, в том числе реализации договора о создании зоны свободной торговли, и развития частного сектора. Соответствующее финансовое соглашение было подписано 15 января 2015 г. Йоханнесом Ханом, Еврокомиссаром по политике...

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