Asia-Pacific Leaders Announce Major Regional Trade Talks

Volume
16,
Number
40
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21 November 2012
21 November 2012
Leaders from various Asia-Pacific nations gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia earlier this week formally announced the launch of negotiations for a 16-country deal which - when completed - would form one of the world's largest trade pacts. Separate efforts to initiate talks for a possible trilateral...
21 November 2012
Trade officials gave a cautious welcome to new proposals on farm trade at an informal WTO negotiating meeting last Friday, sources say. Officials told Bridges that the proposals could help countries carve a path towards a scaled-down package of measures to be agreed at the global trade body's ninth...
21 November 2012
Members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have agreed to convene an international conference on intellectual property (IP) and development in 2013, officials announced last week. However, persistent disagreements among delegations slowed other areas of discussion during the...
21 November 2012
Thailand will seek entry into the eleven-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the country's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced on Sunday after meeting with US President Barack Obama. The news came just days before TPP leaders announced October 2013 as their new goal...
21 November 2012
US lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of lifting a decades-old restriction on trade with Russia on Friday, bringing Washington one step closer to normalising trade relations with Moscow. The bill to lift the application of the Jackson-Vanik amendment on Russia...
21 November 2012
Negotiations for a Canada-EU trade deal are at a key stage, officials say, with top trade officials from both sides expected to meet in the coming days in an effort to resolve the remaining political hurdles. With just weeks left until the end of the year, however, whether or not the two sides will...
21 November 2012
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to focus on the climate policy implications of continuing expansion in international bioenergy trade. Applicants for the two-year position - which has the possibility of renewal or of becoming a permanent position -...
21 November 2012
Coming soon 22 November, London, UK. WHAT SHOULD AN INCOME POVERTY TARGET LOOK LIKE POST-2015? Hosted by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), this event will explore how the world has changed since the Millennium Development Goals framework was finalised in 2000. The event will discuss the...
21 November 2012
"INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND MARKET ACCESS" INTERACTIVE TOOL. By the World Trade Organization (November 2012). This interactive tool presents all WTO data on merchandise and commercial services trade, as well as selected market access indicators. The tool presents data in the form of interactive maps,...