US Commerce Department Announces Final Duties on Imports of Chinese Solar Cells

Volume
16,
Number
34
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10 October 2012
10 October 2012
The US Commerce Department has determined final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy - also known as countervailing - duties on imports of Chinese solar cells, the government agency said on Wednesday evening. The highly-anticipated announcement comes a year after a coalition of US solar panel...
10 October 2012
A subset of WTO members exploring the possibility of a new services liberalisation agreement have made progress in advancing a potential format for such a deal, sources told Bridges this week. While the talks are said to be still in the early stages, many delegates have expressed hope that formal...
10 October 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) 185 member states brought their annual Assemblies meeting to a close yesterday, endorsing a work plan aimed at intensifying negotiations next year over a legal instrument to improve access to copyrighted material for the visually impaired and...
10 October 2012
A revised estimate of the number of hungry people in the world was released yesterday, classifying 870 million as undernourished between 2010-12. Missing from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's figures was any reference to the one billion mark that the agency had claimed was reached in 2009...
10 October 2012
Saudi Arabia has reportedly prohibited its national airline from complying with the controversial aviation component of the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), according to two unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg last week. The two sources cited by the news agency, which are said to have knowledge...
10 October 2012
Coming soon 11-12 October, Santiago, Chile. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL ECLAC CARBON FOOTPRINT SEMINAR. Co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and French Cooperation, this seminar will address the potential implications of carbon footprint initiatives for Latin...
10 October 2012
THE WTO AND THE ENVIRONMENT: DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCE BEYOND TRADE. By James Watson; published by Routledge (October 2012). This book reviews the development of the WTO dispute resolution procedure and the power and influence it has gained over the practises of member economies, as well as in...