EU's Malmström Pushes for Deeper Trade Ties in Asia-Pacific Region

Volume
21,
Number
8
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9 March 2017
9 March 2017
Boosting economic ties with the Asia-Pacific region is one of the main items on the EU trade docket this week, as the bloc’s top trade official travels to Singapore and the Philippines for talks on advancing various initiatives. Visiting the city-state on Wednesday 8 March, EU Trade Commissioner...
9 March 2017
EU officials have begun scoping out ideas and priorities for the next phase of the bloc’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is due to take effect from 2021 onward. The CAP governs the bloc’s support for its 22 million agri-workers, with a current annual budget of €59 billion according to EU...
9 March 2017
World Trade Organization (WTO) members met last week to discuss a series of communications involving the intellectual property (IP) aspects of electronic commerce, along with continuing their past discussions on a UN report regarding access to medicines and health technologies. The discussions were...
9 March 2017
Millions of people face acute food shortages across a swathe of African countries, the UN has warned repeatedly in recent weeks, with parts of South Sudan in particular facing famine. At a humanitarian summit in late February in Oslo, governments pledged US$672 million in funds for Nigeria and the...
9 March 2017
The UN’s intellectual property agency continued deliberations last week on a draft text to safeguard traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) from misuse or misappropriation, following a three-year pause on the subject. The discussions were held under the 33 rd session of the Intergovernmental...
9 March 2017
Efforts to lay the groundwork for possible negotiations on a bilateral Canada-China trade deal continue underway, with Canadian officials launching a three-month domestic consultations period last week. In preparation for further negotiations with Beijing, the Canadian government published in its...
9 March 2017
Coming Soon 9-10 March, London, UK. COMMONWEALTH TRADE MINISTERS ROUNDTABLE. This gathering of Commonwealth trade and investment ministers will focus on the bloc’s trade prospects, and will follow a trade forum prepared by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. To learn more and to...
9 March 2017
DOES TRADE OPENNESS CONTRIBUTE TO DRIVING FINANCING FLOWS FOR DEVELOPMENT? By Jean-François Brun and Sèna Kimm Gnangnon for the World Trade Organization (March 2017). This new WTO working paper examples the relationship between trade and development financing, using data from 125 countries to...