US-Peru Trade Deal to Enter Force Despite Labour Objections

Volume
13,
Number
2
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21 January 2009
21 January 2009
George W. Bush, in one of his final official actions as US president, announced on 16 January that a bilateral trade deal with Peru would enter into force at the beginning of next month. The proclamation was made despite recent protests from labour groups and some Democratic members of the US...
21 January 2009
Arab leaders have vowed to deepen regional economic ties and band together amid global economic turmoil, officials announced earlier this week after the region’s first high-level economic summit on social and economic development. The meeting, held in Kuwait on 19 and 20 January, brought together...
21 January 2009
2009 is poised to be an important year for the World Intellectual Property Organisation as the organisation faces many challenges, particularly in terms of balancing the interests of developing and developed countries and addressing pressing public policy concerns such as public health, food...
21 January 2009
The European Union and Cameroon signed an interim bilateral trade agreement last week, which the EU billed as a positive step toward a broader regional deal. The agreement, which was signed on 15 January, will give Cameroonian exports duty-free and quota-free access to the European market. In turn...
21 January 2009
China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi concluded a multi-stop African tour with a visit to South Africa on Saturday. The Chinese minister also visited Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi – some of China’s largest trading partners in the region – in an effort to solidify and further strengthen Beijing’s...
21 January 2009
The WTO announced on Tuesday that it will rule on a challenge that Beijing has brought against US tariffs on imports of certain Chinese tyres, steel pipes and woven sacks. This is just the second time that Beijing has filed a case with the WTO’s dispute settlement body and the first time that a...
21 January 2009
Escalating the WTO dispute over the European Union’s ban on hormone-treated beef, Washington announced changes on 15 January to the list of EU food products subject to US$ 116.8 million worth of retaliatory tariffs. Taking effect on 23 March, the changes allow the US to revise the list of...
21 January 2009
The WTO launched an RTA database containing notifications, legal provisions, texts and information on WTO assessment last week. Containing nearly 200 Agreements currently in force, the database, which was available to the public as of 14 January, is intended to satisfy the requirements of the...
21 January 2009
For a more comprehensive list of events in trade and sustainable development, please refer to ICTSD's web calendar at: http://www.ictsd.org/cal/index.htm . If you would like to submit an event, please email [email protected] ...
21 January 2009
STATE OF THE WORLD 2009: CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE. By Worldwatch Institute, January 2009. One of the most accessible sources of information on the current state of the planet, this text is published annually in 28 languages and relied on by a variety of stakeholders. The 2009 edition focuses on...