Brazil Continues Push for Further WTO Discussions on Currency, Trade Relationship

Volume
16,
Number
41
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28 November 2012
28 November 2012
A new proposal by Brazil regarding the possible use of trade remedies to counter currency fluctuations prompted a cool response from some WTO members on Monday, sources told Bridges. However, officials noted, many members were open to the idea of continuing analytical work on the subject in order...
28 November 2012
There has been a noticeably different tone in the air as negotiators began arriving in Doha, Qatar this week for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 18). The media speculation, the looming big questions, and, interestingly, the pessimism that...
28 November 2012
Divergent views over farm subsidies and other priorities prompted EU leaders to call off talks on the bloc's trillion-euro budget for 2014 to 2020, after discussions in Brussels failed to make headway last Friday. With deep divisions emerging among governments over how best to allocate scarce...
28 November 2012
After five days of intense negotiations, members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) made significant progress on the text for a future legal instrument aimed at improving access to copyrighted material for the visually impaired and print disabled. However, delegations were...
28 November 2012
Ukraine's recent request to renegotiate several tariff lines came under scrutiny at a WTO committee meeting this past Monday, with 23 members jointly voicing concerns over the systemic and commercial implications of such a move. Meanwhile, newly-minted WTO member Russia also faced questions during...
28 November 2012
Overall trade-distorting farm support in the EU fell to a fresh low of €15.5 billion in marketing year 2009-10, according to new data provided by the bloc. The new numbers, which are substantially below the €22 billion cap proposed in the WTO's ongoing Doha Round of trade talks, come as governments...
28 November 2012
In the latest shakeup to Mercosur's membership, Bolivia has been formally invited to join the South American customs union as a full member. The bid was extended to Bolivian officials by Mercosur High Commissioner Ivan Ramalho early last week. In doing so, Ramalho stressed the importance of the...
28 November 2012
Coming soon 30 November, Doha, Qatar. THE RELEVANCE OF TRADE IN CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR ACCESS TO ENERGY: PERSPECTIVES FROM AFRICA. Held on the sidelines of the COP18, this ICTSD-organised roundtable will discuss the essential components of an enabling environment for providing...
28 November 2012
A GUIDE FOR THE CONCERNED: GUIDANCE ON THE ELABORATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BORDER CARBON ADJUSTMENT. By Aaron Cosbey, Susanne Droege, Carolyn Fischer, Julia Reinaud, John Stephenson, Lutz Weischer, and Peter Wooders for the Environment and Trade in a World of Interdependence (ENTWINED) Project (...