US, Chinese Leaders Aim for Negotiated Trade Outcomes Within 100 Days

Volume
21,
Number
13
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13 April 2017
13 April 2017
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to negotiate a set of trade outcomes within just over three months, officials say, following two days of talks at the American leader’s resort in Florida. The 6-7 April meeting at Mar-a-Lago had already been billed as an...
13 April 2017
Domestic steps such as providing more worker training and supporting housing, credit, and infrastructure policies can play a valuable role in addressing some of the labour market changes that result from trade, according to the heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary...
13 April 2017
Ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) major advanced and emerging economies met in the German city of Düsseldorf from 6-7 April for talks on how to expand internet access and support the development of the digital economy, including through trade. This meeting of “digital economy ministers” marks a...
13 April 2017
Negotiations for both an EU-Mexico trade deal upgrade and a new EU-Japan trade agreement continued last week, with officials in both contexts suggesting that these efforts are progressing steadily. Regarding the EU-Mexico economic agreement, last week’s talks in Brussels marked the third...
13 April 2017
Governments agreed on Friday 7 April that the Kenyan Ambassador to the WTO, Stephen Karau, will chair negotiations on agricultural trade issues at the Geneva-based organisation, breaking months of deadlock over who should take on the role. Karau was confirmed alongside other trade officials taking...
13 April 2017
The past week has seen various meetings on advancing regional integration projects in the Asia-Pacific, including a new round of talks between China, South Korea, and Japan on a trilateral trade deal; a leaders’ level gathering on a planned Australia-India agreement; and a meeting between officials...
13 April 2017
On Friday 7 April, ministers from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance convened in Buenos Aires for talks on developing closer ties between the two regional mechanisms, representing the second ministerial meeting since their joint integration effort was initiated in 2014. During the meeting, held at...
13 April 2017
South Africa’s Constitutional Court lifted the moratorium on the domestic trade of rhino horns last week, which was instated in 2009. Implemented under the National Environment Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (NEMBA), the domestic ban covered various rhino species classified by the International...
13 April 2017
A handful of US states are looking at the possibility of passing legislation aimed at slashing carbon emissions, including through the use of a carbon tax, with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island among those considering such a move. The three states are already part of the market-based...
13 April 2017
Coming Soon 19 April, Washington, US. CARBON PRICING AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE COOPERATION. This panel discussion is being organised by the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate and will focus on the role of carbon pricing in the implementation of the Paris Agreement on...
13 April 2017
UNLOCKING THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY POTENTIAL OF TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMIC RELATIONS. By Keith J. Benes for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (March 2017). This paper explores trade-related options for the US and EU to advance their climate action efforts, with the...