Concluding Doha is 'Top Priority': Cairns Ministers

Volume
14,
Number
14
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21 April 2010
21 April 2010
An ambitious and balanced outcome to farm trade talks in the WTO's troubled Doha Round must be "top priority" for the organisation's members, said trade ministers from the Cairns Group of countries, a 19-member bloc that supports far-reaching farm trade reform. The ministers, who met from 19 to 20...
21 April 2010
Heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India and China met in Brasilia last week to find common ground on a handful of political issues before G20 leaders convene for a summit in Toronto in June. The so-called BRIC nations have been tied together by a catchy acronym since a Goldman Sachs economist...
21 April 2010
While airline losses and stranded travelers grabbed headlines in the wake of last week's eruption of an Icelandic volcano, producers in Africa and other parts of the world confronted a less publicised struggle to bring their perishable goods to market. The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull,...
21 April 2010
Developing country economies in Asia will rebound strongly this year and continue to strengthen in 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicted in the "Asian Development Outlook 2010" report, its annual examination of trends and forecasts for the region. Released on 13 April, the report expects...
21 April 2010
Plurilateral negotiations toward an agreement to strengthen intellectual property enforcement became more transparent today, as the parties to the talks made their first public release of the official draft negotiating text. Since 2007, negotiators from roughly a dozen countries plus the EU have...
21 April 2010
Brazil has eliminated its 20 percent tariff on ethanol imports until 2012, the country's Chamber of Foreign Trade announced earlier this month. The temporary measure is widely seen as an attempt to pressure the United States into lowering or even removing its own trade barriers on ethanol imports...
21 April 2010
Three US senators are expected to introduce new climate change legislation on 26 April, media sources reported on Friday. It is still unclear whether the bill will contain a provision for "carbon tariffs" on imports from countries with less stringent climate regulations, but a senior administration...
21 April 2010
African farmers would have benefited from a boost in world cotton prices if the US had moved quickly to implement the recommendations of a WTO dispute panel, according to a new study from the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. The study, commissioned by ICTSD and conducted...
21 April 2010
21-23 April, Seoul, South Korea. GLOBAL SUMMIT: POWERING GROWTH FOR THE GLOBAL GREEN ECONOMY. The Business for Environment Global Summit (B4E) will address resource efficiency, renewable energies, new business models and climate policy and strategies. At the meeting, CEOs and senior executives will...
21 April 2010
ARE BORDERS BARRIERS? THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL AND INTERNAL BORDERS ON AGRICULTURAL MARKETS IN WEST AFRICA. By Jenny Aker, Michael W. Klein, Stephan A. O'Connell and Muzhe Yang. Center for Global Development , April 2010. This working paper addresses two important economic issues for Africa: the...