As 2017 Approaches, EU Prepares for Busy Year on Trade and Investment Agenda

Volume
20,
Number
43
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15 December 2016
15 December 2016
The coming year is expected to be a pivotal one for the 28-nation EU bloc, as it embarks on the next chapter of the “Brexit” process and sees elections in various large member states, while also working to advance its foreign trade and investment agenda on multiple fronts. Meanwhile, the bloc is...
15 December 2016
Eight of Canada’s ten provinces have signed onto meeting a minimum national carbon price of C$10 (US$7.60) per metric tonne in 2018, helping pave the way for developing new cap-and-trade schemes and carbon taxes across the North American country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had...
15 December 2016
The European Commission has launched a new investigation into whether Chinese manufacturers are selling steel at prices below their normal value on the European market, a practice known as “dumping.” On Friday, the EU’s executive arm initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain...
15 December 2016
An investor-state arbitration tribunal published its final ruling last week in the row between a US-based wind energy company, Windstream, and the Canadian government. The award brought an end to a dispute that was filed four years ago under the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade...
15 December 2016
Japan’s upper house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on Friday 9 December, marking the final stage for the Asian economy’s approval of the accord. Japan is the second-largest economy by GDP in the Pacific Rim trade deal, surpassed only by the United States. Under...
15 December 2016
WTO members reviewed the global trade body’s annual report on the state of the international trading environment last week, which reiterated past warnings of a “worryingly high” level of trade-restrictive measures. According to the report, WTO members implemented 182 trade-restrictive measures...
15 December 2016
Coming Soon 16 December, Washington, US. DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILIZATION'S CHANGING GLOBAL LANDSCAPE. This event is organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and will discuss the progress of mobilising domestic resources to support development purposes, such as the UN’s...
15 December 2016
THE RELEVANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AGREEMENT IN ADVANCING THE PARIS AGREEMENT GOALS AND SDGS: A FOCUS ON CLEAN ENERGY AND COSTA RICA’S EXPERIENCE. By Monica Araya for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (December 2016). This paper analyses the path Costa...