UK Prime Minister Calls for "No Exceptions" in EU-US Trade Talks

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17
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16 May 2013
16 May 2013
All items should be on the negotiating table when the EU and US kick off their highly-anticipated trade talks this summer, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said this week following a meeting with US President Barack Obama, in comments that highlighted the growing debate within the EU bloc over how...
16 May 2013
WTO members formally signed off on the appointment of Brazil's Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo as the organisation's next Director-General on Tuesday, less than a week after the "troika" of ambassadors tasked with the consultations process announced that he was the candidate most likely to attract...
16 May 2013
The often-strained trade ties between Buenos Aires and Brussels hit another snag this week, with Argentina filing a new WTO challenge against the EU regarding policies over the importation and marketing of biodiesels, as well as the bloc's support of its biodiesel industry. In its 15 May complaint...
16 May 2013
Both chambers of the US Congress are discussing their separate versions of a potential 2013 Farm Bill this week, following a long lull in activity from the two chambers on the subject. The Senate legislation already cleared its agriculture committee on Tuesday, with the equivalent House panel...
16 May 2013
Farmers may not use a patented seed for more than one planting, ruled the US Supreme Court on Monday in a battle between agro-giant Monsanto and a farmer who used the company's patent-protected genetically modified soybeans without compensating it. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
16 May 2013
China Pushes Back on EU Proposed Solar Panel Duties Beijing has publicly spoken out against the European Commission's high-profile decision to apply provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels. (See Bridges Weekly, 8 May 2013 ). "We hope the EU will be cautious about imposing...
16 May 2013
Coming soon 16 May, online. GLOBALIZATION, MULTIPOLARIZATION, AND CURRENCY WARS: THE IMPERATIVE OF SYSTEMIC REFORM. This live webcast by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) will feature senior fellow and director emeritus C. Fred Bergsten , who will present his case for...
16 May 2013
FOUR CHANGES TO TRADE RULES TO FACILITATE CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION. By Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (April 2013). In this policy brief, the authors propose several changes to trade rules that, they argue, would advance climate change...