Obama Takes Aim at China Trade Practices, Pushes for Clean Energy

Volume
16,
Number
3
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25 January 2012
25 January 2012
Beijing's trade policies once again came under fire in Washington on Tuesday evening, as US President Barack Obama pledged in his annual State of the Union address to "do more" to ensure a level playing field for US products. With the November presidential election in his sights, clean energy is...
25 January 2012
The annual World Economic Forum kicked off earlier today, bringing together policymakers and business leaders against the backdrop of renewed fears of a global economic slowdown. With the 2011 WTO Ministerial Conference now in the rear-view mirror, trade ministers are regrouping informally this...
25 January 2012
Agriculture must become more sustainable if it is to help end hunger and malnutrition, farm ministers said on Saturday 21 January in Berlin. A communiqué agreed by ministers from 64 countries underscored the importance of tackling food waste and improving environmental sustainability in the run-up...
25 January 2012
The United States on Friday filed an appeal in its WTO dispute with Mexico over "dolphin-safe" labelling for tuna products sold in the US ( DS381 ). The 20 January decision came only two days before the final appeal deadline; a counter-appeal is expected from Mexico City before the week's end...
25 January 2012
With 2012 still in its infancy, two high-stakes trade cases are already set to take major strides in the coming months. At its second meeting of the year, the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) established a panel to hear the EU's complaint against the Canadian province of Ontario's green energy...
25 January 2012
Canada and South Korea appear ready to bring their nearly decade-long beef trade dispute to a close, after Seoul announced it would immediately open its borders to Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months old. The 20 January announcement follows the temporary suspension of a related WTO dispute in...
25 January 2012
Washington and Ottawa have signed an extension of their landmark softwood lumber agreement, just days after US President Barack Obama announced his rejection of a plan to build a pipeline that would have carried crude oil from Canada's oil sands down to the US state of Texas. The lumber pact, which...
25 January 2012
Coming soon 25-29 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2012. This annual forum will convene under the theme "The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models" and will address the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the present global economy. In the...
25 January 2012
CDMPOLICYDIALOGUE.COM. Launched by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (January 2012). This brand new website aims to house information and materials related to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) policy dialogue. The site contains information on the dialogue, panel members,...