BRICS Push to Redress Power Imbalances at New Delhi Summit

Volume
16,
Number
13
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4 April 2012
4 April 2012
Heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - collectively known as the BRICS countries - concluded their fourth annual summit meeting in New Delhi on 29 March, with officials signing an accord to promote intra-BRICS trade in local currencies and proposing the creation of a...
4 April 2012
The relationship between exchange rates and trade took centre stage at the WTO last week, as members gathered for a highly-anticipated seminar on the subject. The 27-28 March gathering was convened in response to Brazil's requests last year for the examination of possible trade tools to counter the...
4 April 2012
Buenos Aires' trade policies fell under harsh scrutiny at the WTO last week, when the US, EU, Japan, and 11 other members openly criticised the South American country for its strict import controls. Friday's joint statement , which was read out at a meeting of WTO Council on Trade in Goods by US...
4 April 2012
The Rio+20 preparatory process continues to move forward, with delegates holding back-to-back meetings in New York over the past two weeks to negotiate over the outcome document for June's UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). However, observers noted afterwards that there has been...
4 April 2012
The EU and Vietnam are set to begin negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement, officials announced on 31 March, making Vietnam the third country of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to hold trade talks with Brussels. "Today's decision marks a clear desire to...
4 April 2012
The enforcement of US intellectual property rights (IPRs) has seen major advances at home and abroad in 2011, according to a new report by US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Victoria Espinel. However, room for improvement remains, the White House argues, particularly with...
4 April 2012
Coming soon 5 April, Washington, US. BEYOND THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: THE FUTURE OF THE US-LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP. Hosted by the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution, this event is being organised in advance of US President Barack Obama's visit to the Sixth Summit...
4 April 2012
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND INNOVATION: KEY COUNTRY PRIORITIES FOR RIO+20. Released by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development's (ICTSD) Programme on Innovation, Technology, and Intellectual Property (March 2012). As the world prepares for the Rio+20 Conference, the vital role of...