Trump Begins Setting US Trade Policy Course During First Week in Office

Volume
21,
Number
2
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26 January 2017
26 January 2017
The first week of Donald J. Trump’s presidency of the United States has included both executive action and plans for meetings focused on trade, giving some early signals of the possible direction of the White House trade agenda and other policy priorities. Trump took the oath of office on Friday 20...
26 January 2017
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, wrapped up on Friday 20 January, capping several days of high-level speeches and meetings that dealt largely with how to deal with a perceived public backlash on globalisation and fears of mounting mercantilist pressures, among...
26 January 2017
Against a backdrop of growing international tension over trade, agriculture ministers from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustainability of water use in farming when they met in Berlin on Sunday 22 January. “We commit to approaches that improve...
26 January 2017
A long-awaited revision to the World Trade Organization’s intellectual property (IP) rules was made permanent on Monday 23 January, formalising an existing waiver aimed at allowing the organisation’s poorest members to have easier access to cheaper, generic versions of medicines produced abroad. At...
26 January 2017
The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement negotiated between Canada and the EU, acquired the support of the European Parliament’s trade committee (INTA) on Tuesday 24 January, advancing one step closer towards ratification of the deal. The recommendation...
26 January 2017
Washington’s first official report to the WTO on its farm subsidy spending since the 2014 Farm Bill shows a major shift in the type of trade-distorting support that the US provides. While the total amount of trade-distorting support remains almost unchanged, at US$14 billion, the figures show a...
26 January 2017
Exploratory discussions between the UK and Australia for a post-Brexit trade deal are expected to continue this week, media reports suggest, with some officials noting that migration will likely be an area of interest during the talks. The two sides already confirmed late last year their plans to...
26 January 2017
ICTSD - MULTIMEDIA OFFICER. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hiring for a full-time multimedia officer. The job duties will cover areas such as supporting and developing ICTSD’s website and digital products, along with other duties relating to video...
26 January 2017
Coming Soon 26 January, The Hague, Netherlands. HELF LECTURE “TRADE AND SUSTAINABILITY: CETA DISSECTED.” This event is being organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and will focus on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which was signed in late 2016 and is now in the...
26 January 2017
ADAPTING TRANSPORT TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER: IMPLICATIONS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE OWNERS AND NETWORK MANAGERS. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2016). This new publication provides an overview of the implications of the climate challenge for...