Eurozone Struggles Dominate G-20 Agenda at Mexico Summit

Volume
16,
Number
24
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20 June 2012
20 June 2012
The ongoing difficulties posed by the eurozone crisis took centre stage during this week's annual gathering of G-20 leaders, dominating discussions that also touched on rising protectionist measures and the importance of open trade for the economic recovery. While other subjects, such as food...
20 June 2012
Delegates attending informal consultations in the days leading up to the much-anticipated Rio+20 conference have managed to reach consensus on the sensitive language contained in a proposed outcome document for the summit. The document , entitled The Future We Want, is now being forwarded to...
20 June 2012
Seven months after requesting entry, Mexico and Canada have officially been invited to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, officials announced this week during the annual G-20 Leaders' Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. "Today's announcement is a shot in the arm for the TPP, which...
20 June 2012
Beijing's trade policies came under detailed scrutiny at the WTO last week, as the global trade body conducted its biennial review of one of its largest traders. While the 240-page report by the WTO secretariat praised the Asian country for its economic achievements during its transition to a...
20 June 2012
The controversial "Buy American" provision of the 2009 US economic stimulus package took centre stage at the WTO last week, with a dispute panel finding that Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on US steel imports that benefitted from the stimulus violated international trade rules (...
20 June 2012
Canada and South Korea's long-running dispute over beef imports has now come to an amicable solution, and the conclusion to a more recent row between Turkey and India over cotton yarn is not far behind, officials announced this week. Back in Geneva, a WTO dispute panel again struck down the US...
20 June 2012
African and US government officials renewed calls last week for the US Congress to quickly extend a provision that allows several African countries certain benefits involving textile trade. However, observers note, the prospects for extending the measure ahead of a 30 September expiration date are...
20 June 2012
The Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA) in Port Vila, Vanuatu is seeking candidates for the position of Economic Adviser (Trade). The two-year assignment will be focused on helping OCTA support and build the capacity of Pacific Forum Island Countries in the PACER+ negotiations. Interested...
20 June 2012
Coming soon 20-22 June, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (UNCSD). The UNCSD, also known as Rio+20, is bringing together world leaders, along with participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, to discuss how to reduce poverty,...
20 June 2012
OPEN INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY: LESSONS FROM THE GREENXCHANGE EXPERIENCE. By Roya Ghafele and Robert D. O'Brien for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (June 2012). In this ICTSD policy brief, the authors attempt to analyse the GreenXchange (GX) platform that was...