EU Commission: CETA to Face Votes in National Parliaments

Volume
20,
Number
25
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7 July 2016
7 July 2016
The European Commission proposed on Tuesday that a planned trade deal with Canada be signed and provisionally applied, while also announcing that it would be submitting the pact for approval from all EU national parliaments, as well as the European Parliament and Council. “Let me stress that this...
7 July 2016
Lawmakers from the US Democratic Party wish to see trade deals that feature stronger environmental and labour protections, while having mixed feelings on the merits of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, according to a draft version of the party’s platform released on 1 July...
7 July 2016
Leaders from Canada, the US, and Mexico have signed off on a joint partnership on climate and clean energy issues, including the goal to provide half of North America’s power from “clean” sources by 2025. The 29 June meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada, and marked the last such summit for US...
7 July 2016
An informal gathering of 35 ministers in Berlin, Germany, at the start of this week focused on promoting an “ambitious and swift implementation” of the new Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a closing press release . Participants, representing all regions from around the world,...
7 July 2016
The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) continued its discussion last week on a broad range of issues in international patent law, along with agreeing on the course of future work. Previous efforts to reach consensus on this work...
7 July 2016
The WTO’s Least Developed Country (LDC) Group has put forward a joint document reflecting their agreed views on how the global trade body should take its work forward in the wake of last December’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, Kenya. The communication was circulated late last...
7 July 2016
How to advance WTO discussions on e-commerce was in the spotlight in Geneva this week, as the permanent missions of Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey, and Australia (MIKTA) held a workshop on the subject on Tuesday at the organisation’s headquarters, with the support of the International Trade...
7 July 2016
Coming Soon 11 July, London, UK. GLOBAL TRADE 2016: GOVERNANCE, GROWTH, AND THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. This Chatham House conference will examine the current system of trade governance, examining possible policy approaches which could support increased trade flows, particularly...
7 July 2016
USING TRADE POLICY TO ACHIEVE THE BENEFITS OF LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT. By Sonja Hawkins for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (June 2016). This brief explores to trade and climate change nexus, reviewing the opportunities available for crafting frameworks that...