Ministers Pledge to Intensify TPP Talks at Singapore Meet

Volume
18,
Number
18
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22 May 2014
22 May 2014
Trade ministers and senior officials meeting in Singapore earlier this week pledged to “intensify engagement” on talks for the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, confirming a series of meetings in the coming months aimed at resolving the outstanding issues in the proposed pact...
22 May 2014
China and Russia have reached a landmark US$400 billion gas supply deal that would span over the next three decades. The landmark agreement was confirmed on Wednesday, toward the end of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to China. Earlier during Putin’s visit, it had appeared that the...
22 May 2014
The EU filed a new WTO complaint against Russia on Wednesday, marking the third trade dispute the 28-nation bloc has launched against Moscow in less than a year. The case targets duties being imposed on imported light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy, and comes at a period where economic...
22 May 2014
The 24-member board of the UN’s flagship Green Climate Fund (GCF) reached an agreement on Wednesday on eight “essential requirements” needed to kick-start an international climate finance mobilisation, management, and disbursement process. Meeting over four days in the South Korean city of Songdo,...
22 May 2014
Trade ministers meeting in Qingdao, China last weekend were unable to break their impasse on efforts to expand the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA), over six months after the negotiations stalled in Geneva, Switzerland. The countries involved, however, did confirm that they had settled...
22 May 2014
The incoming Indian government under Narendra Modi has pledged to develop the country’s solar sector enough over the next five years that each household will be able to run at least one light bulb using such power. The state of Gujarat, of which Modi was chief minister for over a decade, has been...
22 May 2014
Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that Chinese companies have been dumping crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and modules on the domestic market, officials announced last week. The investigation was prompted by a complaint filed by...
22 May 2014
Coming Soon 27 May, Washington, US. THE RUSSIAN GAS MATRIX: HOW MARKETS ARE DRIVING CHANGE. This discussion will be hosted jointly by the Energy Security Initiative and the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, and will launch the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies’...
22 May 2014
TRADE WINDS OF CHANGE: KOREA IN WORLD TRADE. By Chulsu Kim (April 2014). This book is a collection of essays, speeches, articles, and other publications regarding Korean trade policy and trade-related issues affecting Seoul over the past three decades. Written by a former WTO Deputy Director-...