EU, US Clinch Political Deal in "Safe Harbour" Talks

Volume
20,
Number
4
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4 February 2016
4 February 2016
Officials from the EU and the US announced that they had concluded a political agreement on a “Privacy Shield” for trans-Atlantic data transfers, days after having missed a 31 January target date for reaching a solution. The political pact came after round-the-clock negotiations between Brussels...
4 February 2016
Members of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) alliance have released documents detailing progress on implementing their joint pledge to cut applied tariffs to five percent or less by 2015 on environmentally-friendly goods contained under 54 product categories. The products...
4 February 2016
Better aligning trade and aid policies, such as through more responsible supply chains, was high on the agenda as European trade and development ministers convened for an informal meeting on Tuesday, with the 2 February luncheon in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam marking their first-ever joint...
4 February 2016
China’s farm policy will be “modernised,” the government has said, with a movement towards more market-oriented policies in areas such as the maize sector. However, farm subsidies aimed at narrowing the growing income gap between urban and rural areas are likely to remain a central feature of the...
4 February 2016
The long-running dispute over the Havana Club rum trademark has drawn renewed WTO scrutiny in recent weeks, in the wake of a US government agency decision on the subject in January. Last month, the US Patent and Trademark Office announced that it would be granting Cubaexport – a state-owned Cuban...
4 February 2016
Coming Soon 8 February, Geneva, Switzerland. UNPACKING THE WTO NAIROBI OUTCOME FOR LDCs. This meeting, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), will review the implications of the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, this past December...
4 February 2016
UPDATED INVESTMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT NAVIGATOR. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2016). This version of UNCTAD’s Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator has now been updated to include information through 1 January 2016. The new information shows that the number of...