European Court of Justice Rules on EU Competence in Singapore Trade Deal

Volume
21,
Number
17
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18 May 2017
18 May 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its final opinion on Tuesday 16 May regarding the EU-Singapore trade agreement, deeming that while some aspects of the deal’s current version fall within the bloc’s “exclusive competence,” others will require additional approval from national and regional...
18 May 2017
Leaders from 30 countries concluded the “Belt and Road” forum on Monday 15 May, hosted by China in the Asian economy’s capital city. The event, which also drew participation from international organisations and delegates from various countries, was meant to highlight the Belt and Road Initiative –...
18 May 2017
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G7 coalition of major economies agreed to increase their efforts at tackling inequality and ensuring that trade better supports their economies, just two weeks before leaders are due to gather in the Sicilian town of Taormina. Meeting in Bari,...
18 May 2017
The US Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer to serve as the next United States Trade Representative (USTR), approving the international trade lawyer’s nomination with a final vote of 82-14. Lighthizer, a former deputy US trade representative who served in the Reagan administration, has spent the last...
18 May 2017
Earlier this month, delegates from the US and EU gathered at WTO headquarters for hearings in the long-running case concerning government support provided by the 28-nation bloc to European aerospace giant Airbus ( DS316 ). The Appellate Body made part of the debate available for public observation...
18 May 2017
Officials from the US and China announced last week that they had agreed on a series of trade-related deliverables, affecting certain agricultural goods, electronic payment services, and select other areas, while suggesting that more are on the way. The concessions were announced in a joint release...
18 May 2017
The Canadian Senate approved legislation last week for implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. The move is one of the final stages before the two trading partners can begin the provisional application of the accord. On the EU side,...
18 May 2017
Coming Soon 19 May, Geneva, Switzerland, and online. TALKING DISPUTES LIVE | THE RUSSIA – PIGS (EU) DISPUTE. This event is being jointly organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and WTI Advisors (WTIA). This event will focus on the recent World Trade...
18 May 2017
BUILDING SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY IN SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY: TRADE AND OTHER POLICY CONSIDERATIONS. By Veena Jha for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (May 2017). This new research paper examines the latest developments in the wind and solar energy sectors, along...