Obama Sets Sights on 2016 TPP Approval, Despite Political Landscape

Volume
20,
Number
7
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25 February 2016
25 February 2016
US President Barack Obama said on Monday that he was “cautiously optimistic” that Congress will be able to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, pledging to submit the necessary legislation for lawmakers’ approval this year. “We’re going to sign to enter this agreement, presented...
25 February 2016
The twelfth round of US-EU trade and investment talks is well underway in Brussels, Belgium, after a tumultuous start that saw protests disrupt the beginning of the meet. The 22-26 February meet is the first such gathering of 2016, a year that is increasingly being touted as a pivotal one for the...
25 February 2016
The 29 th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) got underway from 15-19 February with a new chair, Ian Goss from Australia, allocated the difficult task of...
25 February 2016
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow EU leaders have clinched a deal renegotiating Britain’s membership terms in the European Union, following a high-profile 18-19 February meeting of the European Council. Whether the agreement reached will be enough to avoid a “Brexit” – in other words, a UK...
25 February 2016
Christine Lagarde, the former French finance minister who has served at the helm of the International Monetary Fund since 2011, has been approved to serve a second five-year term as Managing Director. The decision, confirmed by the Fund’s Executive Board this week, was widely expected, given that...
25 February 2016
Coming Soon 29 February – 3 March, Mexico City, Mexico. FAO REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (LARC). The 34 th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean will address the challenges in the transformation...
25 February 2016
A MIDTERM REVIEW OF THE 2014 FARM BILL. By Vincent H. Smith for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) (February 2016). This paper aims to provide an update on the implementation – and implications – of the 2014 US Farm Bill, particularly given some of the significant policy changes included in...