APEC Trade Ministers Aim for Green Goods List by September

Volume
16,
Number
22
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6 June 2012
6 June 2012
Trade ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries hope to have a list of environmental goods for tariff liberalisation by September, officials announced after meeting in Kazan, Russia earlier this week. The two-day gathering also saw ministers address issues such as...
6 June 2012
Negotiators meeting in New York last week struggled to achieve demonstrable progress on narrowing down an outcome document to forward to this month's Rio+20 summit, sparking questions among observers about what to expect at the high-profile UN gathering. The June 2012 conference - set to be held in...
6 June 2012
The US Commerce Department will begin imposing duties on wind tower imports from China, after finding that producers receive unfair government support. The move is expected to ratchet up tensions between the two trading partners, which have escalated quickly over the past few months over competing...
6 June 2012
Protectionist measures are on the rise in the Group of 20 leading economies, according to a new report issued last week by the WTO. The finding comes just weeks ahead of the annual G-20 summit, set to be held in Los Cabos, Mexico on 18-19 June. The report is part of a joint exercise by the WTO, the...
6 June 2012
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) hit another roadblock this past week, after four European Parliament (EP) committees voted against the pact. This result, observers note, is likely to further dim the prospects for the deal's overall approval in Parliament. ACTA is a...
6 June 2012
The Indian Parliament has approved a landmark new bill that will bring major changes to the country's current copyright law, officials announced late last month. The legislation is expected to have major implications for areas ranging from the relationship between authors and producers in the music...
6 June 2012
EU trade ministers formally approved last week a highly-anticipated free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru, setting the stage for the September vote by the European Parliament that is required for the deal to enter into force. The 31 May approval - which involved the adoption of a decision to...
6 June 2012
The International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), based in Washington, DC, is seeking candidates for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The candidate should possess a solid understanding of issues facing global food and agricultural system, including...
6 June 2012
Coming soon 7 June, Washington, US. FOOD SECURITY 2.0: FROM L'AQUILA AND BEYOND. This event, sponsored by Washington International Trade Association (WITA), will address the issue of private sector involvement in programmes aimed at addressing food security concerns. How large a role should the...
6 June 2012
REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THE UNFCCC TECHCNOLOGY MECHANISM. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2012). This publication brings together a series of think pieces that address the potentials and challenges of using the UN Framework Convention on...