White House Trade Momentum Builds as Election Heats Up

Volume
16,
Number
8
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29 February 2012
29 February 2012
With the US election year well underway, the White House appears to be making a concerted push to advance the trade agenda outlined in January's State of the Union address, with President Barack Obama signing an executive order yesterday for the creation of a new agency that would target "unfair"...
29 February 2012
Sino-EU tensions are building over a European Commission investigation into Chinese steel products, with Beijing suggesting that the trade probe would "undermine" efforts to resolve the ongoing eurozone crisis. The European steel association, also known as EUROFER, filed an anti-subsidy complaint...
29 February 2012
US-Russia trade ties are entering back into the spotlight, with Washington lawmakers set to begin debating the repeal of Cold War-era trade restrictions that would allow Moscow to become a full trade partner. The visit of Max Baucus - the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has...
29 February 2012
A bid by the Philippines to extend special treatment on rice imports at the WTO is being blocked by the US over health and safety standards for frozen meat, the Filipino agriculture minister claimed last Thursday. The two sides met today in the Philippines in an attempt to resolve the row. Arguing...
29 February 2012
A controversial EU plan to label oil originating from oil sands deposits, like those found in the Canadian province of Alberta, as "highly polluting" has been temporarily put on hold, after an EU committee failed to make a definite decision on the matter. The draft measure, which would have revised...
29 February 2012
Nearly five years after its original signing, the long-debated US-Korea FTA will enter into force on 15 March, despite continued sparring in Seoul at both the public and political levels. The March start date follows months of technical-level talks between South Korean and US officials to review...
29 February 2012
The WTO's highest court ruled today in the high-profile trade spat between Brussels and Washington over subsidies provided to US aircraft manufacturer Boeing, sources close to the case told news agency AFP. The ruling - submitted confidentially to the two parties - is the latest stage in a seven-...
29 February 2012
Coming soon 2 March, Tokyo, Japan. POST DURBAN OUTLOOK FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: POLICIES AND FINANCE. Held at the World Bank Tokyo office, this seminar will include a presentation by Andrew Steer, Lead Economist for the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank. He will give an overview of the state...
29 February 2012
BASELINE GHG EMISSIONS FROM THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND MITIGATION POTENTIAL IN COUNTRIES OF EAST AND WEST AFRICA. By Sandra Brown, Alex Grais, Stephen Ambagis, and Timothy Pearson for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (February 2012). In this...