Azevêdo Sets Bali Ministerial Success as "First Priority"

Volume
17,
Number
29
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12 September 2013
12 September 2013
Achieving a successful result at this December's WTO ministerial conference in Bali will be his "first priority," new Director-General Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo told the organisation's members in his inaugural speech on Monday. In his statement, the global trade chief outlined a "rolling schedule...
12 September 2013
Tony Abbott's Liberal-National Coalition won a landslide victory in the Australian federal election this weekend, ending the centre-left Labor Party's conflicted six-year rule. The incoming prime minister has promised to make the repeal of his country's controversial carbon tax one of the priority...
12 September 2013
The EU has offered to modify the controversial aviation component of its Emissions Trading System (ETS), in the hopes of pushing other countries to agree to work toward a global market-based system when the UN civil aviation body meets in Montreal later this month. The International Civil Aviation...
12 September 2013
The global economy is in better standing than it was a year ago, members of the Group of 20 major industrialised economies said during their annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia on 5-6 September. However, more work remains, given the fragile nature of the recovery and concern over slowing...
12 September 2013
India is set to roll out an ambitious US$19.5 billion food subsidy scheme that will provide 67 percent of its citizens the legal right to cheap grain, following the approval last week of a new Food Security Bill in the upper house of the Indian parliament. The bill, which has been under debate in...
12 September 2013
Coming soon 16-27 September, Geneva, Switzerland. UNCTAD MEETING ON GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS. The 18 September afternoon session of UNCTAD's annual Trade and Development Board (TDB) will discuss key findings and policy implications of the 2013 World Investment Report (WIR), "Global Value Chains:...
12 September 2013
EU PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS: COMMERCE, FOREIGN POLICY, AND DEVELOPMENT ASPECTS. Edited by David Kleimann for the European University Institute (EUI) (2013). This e-book is a compilation of the written contributions prepared by the speakers of an EUI conference entitled "Global Europe: The New...