Tensions Run High on US Presidential Campaign Trail as TPP Debate Continues

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20,
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12
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7 April 2016
7 April 2016
Tensions in the US over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue running high as the presidential contest moves forward – posing renewed questions over when and whether Washington lawmakers will ratify the deal, even as the White House continues to make the case for its swift passage. Meanwhile...
7 April 2016
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will sign the recent multilateral deal on climate change at a UN ceremony on 22 April, according to a joint statement issued last Thursday. They also pledged to take the necessary steps to ratify the pact in their respective nations as...
7 April 2016
A WTO panel circulated a mixed ruling last week on the dispute ( DS473 ) between Argentina and the EU over the latter’s duties on Argentine-produced biodiesel, as well as certain aspects of the 28-nation bloc’s anti-dumping rules. Following a complaint submitted by the European Biodiesel Board (EBB...
7 April 2016
Indian and Australian officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to speed up their ongoing trade negotiations, with some raising the possibility that a deal could be clinched in the coming months. Talks for the trade deal kicked off in May 2011. The two sides had previously aimed to ink an...
7 April 2016
The EU and India are aiming to give “new momentum” to their bilateral cooperation in areas ranging from climate and energy policy to trade and investment, said leaders from both sides following a high-level meeting in Brussels on 30 March. The 13 th EU-India Summit brought together European Council...
7 April 2016
South Korea and Mexico may soon be resuming their long-stalled efforts to negotiate a bilateral trade pact, leaders from both countries said on Monday. Earlier efforts to negotiate such an accord stumbled in 2008, with little concrete movement since, with the impasse being partly blamed on...
7 April 2016
Coming Soon 10-12 April, Washington, US. GLOBAL PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE 2016. This event, co-hosted by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), aims to bring together 200 parliamentarians from over 100 countries to meet with leaders from civil society group and top officials...
7 April 2016
INVESTMENT POLICY MONITOR NO. 15. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (March 2016). This latest edition of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor reviews the overall number, type, and trends seen in investment policy measures from October 2015 to this February. This...