Momentum Builds Toward Possible EU Trade Talks with US, Japan

Volume
16,
Number
36
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24 October 2012
24 October 2012
The prospect of the EU launching separate bilateral trade talks with the US and Japan, respectively, received an additional boost this past week, following the European Council's public expression of support for the two sets of proposed negotiations. Meanwhile, the European Parliament is soon...
24 October 2012
Ukraine will begin restricting wheat exports from 15 November onward, the country's agriculture minister announced today. The news comes as the country - one of the world's largest wheat exporters - attempts to deal with the fall-out of a poor harvest and rising prices for staples. "There will be a...
24 October 2012
Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of US steel have been confirmed as WTO-illegal, according to the global trade arbiter's highest court. The Appellate Body (AB) decision, issued on Thursday 18 October, comes in the final weeks of the US election season, as presidential...
24 October 2012
Farm ministers meeting in Rome last week continued to differ on the causes of recent price spikes and how best to deal with them, with food reserves and biofuels sparking particular controversy. Food prices spiked again this year, following a drought-stricken US maize harvest and successive years...
24 October 2012
Negotiations aimed at improving access to copyrighted material for the visually impaired and print disabled continued making progress toward developing a final legal instrument last week. However, the discussions, which were mostly held on an informal level, were also marred by persistent...
24 October 2012
Washington's trade deal with Panama City will take effect on 31 October, officials from both sides announced on Monday. Once it is implemented, the deal will bring the last of the three US trade pacts that were enacted into law last year - the other two being Colombia and South Korea - into force...
24 October 2012
Coming soon 29 October, Geneva, Switzerland. MEETING ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COUNTRIES OF EASTERN EUROPE, CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA. Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe, this event will discuss the work of the national statistical offices and international organisations...
24 October 2012
A REVIEW OF TRADE PREFERENCE SCHEMES FOR THE WORLD'S POOREST COUNTRIES. By Sam Laird for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (October 2012). This study analyses the implementation of preferential trade schemes in seven major markets - Canada, China, the European Union,...