India Confirms Boycott of EU Aviation Emissions Rule

Volume
16,
Number
12
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28 March 2012
28 March 2012
Tensions continue to run high over the inclusion of aviation in the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), after Indian government officials confirmed last Thursday that New Delhi would be asking its airlines not to participate in the scheme. Meanwhile, the trade group representing the largest US...
28 March 2012
Trade frictions are on the rise between Washington and Buenos Aires, after US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the US would be suspending Argentina from its Generalised System of Preferences programme - which waives duties on thousands of imports from developing countries - for...
28 March 2012
The legality of government support for renewable energy initiatives took centre stage in Geneva this week, with a landmark case against Canada being heard at the WTO. A three person dispute panel heard opening arguments in cases launched by Japan and the EU - DS412 and DS426 , respectively - over...
28 March 2012
EU officials outlined a plan last week that would allow Brussels to block companies from non-EU countries from bidding for government contracts, should European firms continue to face difficulty in winning public contracts abroad. The move is expected to escalate tensions with EU trading partners,...
28 March 2012
A European Parliament committee rejected a proposal to refer the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to the European Court of Justice yesterday, clearing the way for the Parliament to vote on the pact this summer. At yesterday's meeting of the European Parliament's...
28 March 2012
In Islamabad's latest step toward granting New Delhi most favoured nation status by year's end, Pakistani officials announced last week that India will now be able to export all products into Pakistan, with the exception of a ‘negative list' of 1,200 items. The Statutory Regulatory Order issued by...
28 March 2012
Japan and Canada have agreed to start negotiations toward a bilateral free trade pact, leaders from both sides announced on Sunday 25 March. "This is truly a historic step that will help to create jobs and growth for both countries," Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in announcing the...
28 March 2012
A bid to fast-track an agreement on farm export subsidies and related measures met with a cold welcome last Thursday at the first WTO informal negotiating session on agriculture involving all members since the organisation's trade ministers met in December. The move, favoured by countries in the...
28 March 2012
The US is set to fight another round in its WTO disputes with Canada ( DS384 ) and Mexico ( DS386 ) regarding Washington's country-of-origin labelling requirements for livestock and meat exports, after the US filed an appeal at the global trade arbiter on 23 March. The appeal follows a November...
28 March 2012
Coming soon 26-29 March, London, UK. 2012 PLANET UNDER PRESSURE CONFERENCE. This event is an international science conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge. The conference will draw on the final report of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global...
28 March 2012
TRADE EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES AND THEIR VOLATILITY: CHILE AND NEW ZEALAND. By Marilyne Huchet-Bourdon and Jane Korinek for the Organisation for Co-operation and Development (OECD) (March 2012). This OECD trade policy working paper examines the impact of exchange rates and their volatility on...