25 August 2014

BUSINESS STANDARD

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

How Narendra Modi should explain India's stand on trade to Barack Obama in September, and how Indo-US cooperation could take the trade agenda forward

8 August 2014

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

Contrary to popular perception, India has little to worry about its product-specific support to agriculture exceeding the limits prescribed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a recent study has revealed.

This implies that New Delhi’s aggressive stance at the world body, seeking leeway from the cap on public stockholding for food security or even a total waiver from the restriction citing the resource-poor status of its farmers, lacked rationale.

30 July 2014

MLEX MARKET INSIGHT

By Jennifer Turner

There's no guarantee that negotiation on mega-regional trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Paciific Partnership will succeed, say experts including Uri Dadush and Peter Draper. 

Dadush, an economist with the Carnegie Endowment for Internatioanl Peace, and Draper, a senior research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, made the remarks during a debate* in Geneva yesterday.

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21 July 2014

IISD-REPORTING SERVICES

Several civil society groups provided reactions on the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) revised zero draft prior to the opening of the 13th session of the OWG. In the revised draft of introduction, goals and targets, which was issued on 30 June 2014, the number of targets was reduced from 212 to 107, plus 40 targets on means of implementation (MOI).

14 July 2014

BORSEN 

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11 July 2014

INSIDE US TRADE 

(...) The ICTSD is a Geneva-based non-profit organization that seeks to advance sustainable development through trade-related policymaking. The center hosted an all-day event commemorating the launch of the talks on July 8, which was attended by both delegates from the 14 WTO members and stakeholder groups.

11 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN

By Peter Brun

Access to renewable energy will be easier if the World Trade Organisation removes tariffs on environmental goods

A meeting room in Geneva may seem a world away from the rural reaches of Africa and Asia, but the process that began at World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters earlier this week could affect millions around the globe.

11 July 2014

BORDERLEX

By Jennifer Freedman

(...) The EU has already liberalised trade in most of the products on the APEC list. But the bloc sees an eventual EGA as a stepping stone to helping Europe achieve other goals, said Monika Hencsey, head of unit for the European Commission’s Directorate General for trade.

10 July 2014

THE HUFFINGTON POST

By Jake Colvin

The global business community gathered this week in Geneva to witness the launch by the United States, China, the EU and other trading partners of a process to eliminate tariffs on green technologies as a means to encourage their development and use.

10 July 2014

BUSINESSGREEN

By James Murray

Critical talks are underway to bring an end to import tariffs on green goods and services, ending clean tech trade wars.

A little-noticed meeting in Geneva this week could result in the biggest single boost to the global green economy in years, as confidence grows that an international free-trade agreement for environmental goods could soon be agreed.

10 July 2014

PV-MAGAZINE 

By:  Edgar Meza

Trade representatives of 14 governments, including Costa Rica, the U.S., the EU, Australia, Japan and China are working to make environmental goods cheaper and more accessible to people around the globe.

A group of 14 nations and regions have launched international negotiations aimed at eliminating tariffs on "environmental goods," including such products as PV panels and solar water heaters.

10 July 2014

ENERGYTREND

In order to cut trade tariffs and custom duties,  14 WTO members include China, the EU, the US and Taiwan announced to begin a new series of trade negotiations to reduce green products’ tariffs. This may involve in trade talks between China, EU and the US to end the solar trade wars.

9 July 2014

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

By Finbarr Bermingham

Some of the world's most powerful economies are edging closer to an agreement on the free trade of up to $1tn (£584bn, €730bn) of environmental goods.

8 July 2014

MLEX MARKET INSIGHT

 By Jennifer Freedman 

Today's opening of talks on liberalizing world trade in green goods won kudos as a way to tackle climate change and create jobs. But the focus on environmental products - rather than on services or "non-trade barriers" - sparked some criticism. 

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8 July 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES

By Shawn Donnan in London

(...) “The politics of the negotiations are very challenging,” said Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, chief executive of the Geneva-based International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).

11 April 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES

By Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor

When the Indian government introduced a plan to buy vast amounts of grain from its farmers and sell it at a heavily subsidised rate to 70 per cent of the population, it hailed it as a victory for the country’s poor.

4 March 2014

IPEA

Vanessa Esteves , de Genebra

28 January 2014

PV MAGAZINE
Industry source says defining module origins according to their cell manufacture renders the summer's import cap meaningless. According to source, the remaining purely 'Chinese' modules will be far short of 7 GW.

27 January 2014

POLITICO

By Doug Palmer

The United States, European Union and a number of World Trade Organization members could agree this week to launch talks aimed at cutting tariffs on environmentally friendly technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines, building on an effort already underway in the Asia-Pacific region, U.S. industry officials said.