European Parliament Endorses EU-Canada Trade Agreement

Volume
21,
Number
5
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16 February 2017
16 February 2017
EU lawmakers voted on Wednesday 15 February to approve the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a sweeping trade and investment accord with Canada. The trade deal passed the European Parliament by a sizeable majority, with 408 votes in favour, 254 against, and 33 abstentions. The...
16 February 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe completed a two-day visit to the United States last weekend, holding talks with US President Donald Trump on how to deepen their countries’ economic relationship under the new leadership in Washington. Trade was widely expected to be high on the agenda during the...
16 February 2017
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday 15 February in favour of reforming the bloc’s flagship carbon market, paving the way for negotiations with the other EU institutions on finalising those changes for the 2021-2030 period. Lawmakers signed off on the reform package with 379 votes in favour,...
16 February 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump held their first official meeting in Washington on Monday 13 February, highlighting in a joint press conference the close ties between their two economies and pledging a mutual commitment to continued cooperation. Trump also said...
16 February 2017
The EU has reported that its trade-distorting farm subsidies remained essentially unchanged at €10.6 billion in the 2013-14 marketing year, according to new official figures submitted by the bloc to the WTO. The data covers the last year of support before the 2014 reform of the Common Agricultural...
16 February 2017
The past fortnight has seen ministerial-level meetings in Canberra and Auckland on trade, as China’s foreign minister travelled to the Australian and New Zealand cities to discuss deepening trade ties with the two nations respectively, officials say . Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid official...
16 February 2017
Coming Soon 20 February, London, UK. TWILIGHT OF THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER? This Chatham House event will feature as its guest speaker Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who will discuss the implications of the new US administration’s foreign policy stance on international...
16 February 2017
TRADE AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF DESTINATION-BASED CORPORATE TAXES. By Will Martin for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (2017). This new paper examines current proposals in Washington that relate to “destination-based corporate taxes” and what this could mean both for the...