EU, Argentina Trade Relations in the Spotlight amid Repsol Fallout

Volume
16,
Number
16
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25 April 2012
25 April 2012
Tensions continue to escalate between Spain and Argentina in the wake of Buenos Aires' announcement last week that it would be nationalising the Spanish-owned Repsol YPF oil company. Madrid announced on Friday that it would be taking measures aimed at curtailing biodiesel imports from its South...
25 April 2012
Protectionism, job creation, and opening up trade topped the agenda as trade ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies met in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week, amid concerns over slowing global trade growth and rising import restrictions in some countries. The 19-20 April meeting comes just...
25 April 2012
Negotiations last week at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over a legal instrument intended to protect traditional knowledge (TK) saw mixed progress. Though a draft text will be forwarded to WIPO's General Assembly that includes some areas of convergence, various disagreements on...
25 April 2012
Proposed legislation in the US Congress that would sanction Russian officials for human rights violations should not be tied to the repeal of Cold-War era trade restrictions on Moscow, Russia's ambassador to the US cautioned on Monday. The comments come as US lawmakers continue deliberating over...
25 April 2012
In a landmark decision last Friday, Kenya's High Court ruled that the country's anti-counterfeiting legislation could potentially undermine access to life-saving generic medicines. Lawmakers will now have to reconsider the relevant sections of the bill to eliminate ambiguities between generic and...
25 April 2012
The EU's trade-distorting farm subsidies dropped to record lows during marketing year 2008-09, according to figures that the 27-member bloc recently submitted to the WTO. Trade-distorting ‘amber box' payments fell to €11.8 billion, official figures indicate - just below levels reported for the...
25 April 2012
The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is searching for candidates to fill the following four positions: Associate Administrator; Director, Market and Trade Economics Division; Director, Food Economics Division; and Director, Resource and Rural Economics...
25 April 2012
Coming soon 27 April, Geneva, Switzerland. FIFTH MEETING OF THE UNECE TASKFORCE ON WATER AND CLIMATE. Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), this meeting will bring together experts representing governmental authorities, the private sector, NGOs, and international organisations in...
25 April 2012
OECD ECONOMIC SURVEYS: EUROPEAN UNION 2012. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (April 2012). The OECD's Economic Survey of the European Union for 2012 examines recent economic developments, policies, and prospects. It also includes special chapters...