After TPP Deal Reached in Atlanta, Focus Shifts to Ratification

Volume
19,
Number
33
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8 October 2015
8 October 2015
Ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded a sweeping trade pact this past Monday, following several days of frenzied negotiations in the US city of Atlanta to bring the agreement across the finish line. With the talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now completed, participating...
8 October 2015
Despite emerging consensus over a small package of measures for the WTO’s Nairobi ministerial conference this December, the organisation’s head has told trade ministers that its members disagree over how to handle unresolved negotiations on other issues in the long-running Doha Round of talks...
8 October 2015
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that a European Commission decision adopting a bilateral pact between the EU and the US on data transfer to be invalid, in a move that is expected to impact the way thousands of technology companies operate and potentially affect the Transatlantic Trade...
8 October 2015
The co-chairs of a multilateral group charged with hammering out a new, universal emissions-cutting deal released on Monday a 20-page “ non-paper ” containing proposed content for a draft “climate package” to be agreed at the Twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on...
8 October 2015
The Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) kicked off last Monday, with the UN agency set to consider a whole host of unresolved issues, such as financing issues relating to the revised Lisbon Agreement on appellations of origin and the fate of a committee dealing with...
8 October 2015
A WTO dispute panel has found that various financial services-related measures taken by Argentina violate certain global trade rules, in response to a complaint by Panama. While these measures were found to violate the most-favoured nation (MFN) obligations under the WTO’s General Agreement on...
8 October 2015
Coming Soon 9-11 October, Lima, Peru. ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. This year’s Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be held in the Peruvian capital of Lima, bringing together finance ministers and...
8 October 2015
JAPANESE AGRICULTURE TRADE POLICY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. By Kazuhito Yamashita for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (September 2015). This new paper examines the possible implications of restructuring the Japanese farm sector, particularly with regards to...