Argentine Import Policies Face EU Challenge at WTO

Volume
16,
Number
21
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30 May 2012
30 May 2012
The EU has lodged a formal complaint at the WTO regarding Argentina's import policies, the European Commission announced on Friday 25 May. The complaint comes after weeks of increasingly heated rhetoric between the two sides over a range of commercial issues, most recently regarding the South...
30 May 2012
US government support for six renewable energy programmes is inconsistent with WTO rules, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) claimed in an announcement on Thursday 24 May, referring to the outcome of an internal investigation. The allegation marks the latest salvo in an ongoing row between the...
30 May 2012
With the overall Doha Round talks still at an impasse, approximately 20 trade ministers meeting on the sidelines of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting discussed the potential of soon finalising an agreement on trade facilitation and...
30 May 2012
The relationship between intellectual property, innovation, and public health took centre stage during the annual World Health Assembly last week, with members reaching agreement on a wide range of issues, including research and development (R&D) for diseases that affect poor countries,...
30 May 2012
After two weeks of backpedalling, quarrelling, and stonewalling on some issues and constructive negotiating on others, parties attending the UNFCCC's mid-year negotiating session in Bonn, Germany managed to move marginally forward from their last gathering in Durban, South Africa. While many green...
30 May 2012
The ongoing row over India's ban of US poultry, eggs, and other agricultural products reached the next stage in the WTO dispute settlement process last week, with Washington's panel request being blocked by New Delhi. Meanwhile, the Philippines and Thailand continue to spar over the latter's...
30 May 2012
Differences between developed and developing countries plagued discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last week, with members unable to reach an agreement on the future work of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP). The SCP was created in 1998 to serve as a...
30 May 2012
Wrangling between the aviation industry and European lawmakers over the inclusion of aviation into the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) intensified last week, as major industry associations in Brussels and Beijing met for their annual meetings. Despite a growing chorus of criticism against the...
30 May 2012
The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have reached an agreement to set tougher limits on the sulphur content of marine fuels used by ships, officials announced last week. Brussels says that the proposal is meant to achieve a "high level of protection for human health and the environment...
30 May 2012
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is seeking a manager for its Climate Change Programme. For more information on the position, including job requirements, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit UNITAR's webpage .
30 May 2012
Coming soon 5 June, Washington, US. OUTLOOK FOR THE G-20 LOS CABOS SUMMIT. This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Discussions will...
30 May 2012
TRADE POLICY OPTIONS FOR ENHANCING FOOD AID EFFECTIVENESS. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2012). This report re-examines the role of food aid in contributing to food security and disciplining trade displacement risks. Such a re-examination,...