Trans-Pacific Talks Advance, Amid Speculation over Japan Entry

Volume
17,
Number
9
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13 March 2013
13 March 2013
Talks for a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have "intensified," negotiators announced today after a ten-day session in Singapore, ahead of the impending end-year deadline that members have set for clinching a deal. Japan, meanwhile, is expected to soon state its intention to join...
13 March 2013
In a plenary session earlier today, European parliamentarians voted on proposals for reform of the EU's controversial Common Agricultural Policy, in the latest step towards defining the shape of the post-2013 farm subsidy framework. "Today we have struck a proper balance between food security and...
13 March 2013
A month after announcing that they would be pursuing a bilateral trade and investment agreement, the EU and US have begun preparations for the formal launch of trade talks, which many expect by summer. While the European Commission announced yesterday that it now has an agreed draft mandate for the...
13 March 2013
Debate over whether US President Barack Obama should approve a controversial oil-and-gas pipeline from Canada through the Gulf Coast has reached a fever pitch in Washington, following the highly-anticipated release of a draft assessment of the project's environmental impact. Observers and officials...
13 March 2013
The EU and Thailand have launched negotiations for a bilateral trade deal, the two sides announced last week, following a meeting between European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The first formal round of negotiations is expected to take place...
13 March 2013
Coming soon 14 March, London, UK. NEW THINKING ON THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS IN UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC TIMES. Chatham House, in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), will host this roundtable discussion on the role of central banks in maintaining financial stability and...
13 March 2013
LETTING THE SUN SHINE IN AT THE WTO: HOW TRANSPARENCY BRINGS THE TRADING SYSTEM TO LIFE. By Robert Wolfe of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. Published by the World Trade Organization. (March 2013) This working paper addresses the logic of transparency in general, and the...