With US Election in the Background, Washington and Beijing Spar at WTO

Volume
16,
Number
31
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19 September 2012
19 September 2012
Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing flared up rapidly this week, as the two sides lodged WTO challenges against each other on Monday just weeks ahead of the US presidential election. In what represents the latest in a long-running series of disputes between the two trading giants,...
19 September 2012
Top EU officials confirmed on Monday that the 27-country bloc is rethinking its controversial policies on biofuels, in the face of criticism from environmental and aid groups concerned with the impact on climate and the price of food. Proposed new legislation would cap the share of food-based...
19 September 2012
The fourteenth round of negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement drew to a close on Saturday in the US state of Virginia, marking the last session before Canada and Mexico can officially begin taking part in the talks. While officials reported progress in various...
19 September 2012
Recent tensions between Brussels and Moscow have taken on a trade dimension, with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht urging Russia to amend what the EU views as a series of restrictive trade practices. De Gucht reminded the recently-acceded country that it was now a part of the WTO and, as such,...
19 September 2012
The changing digital landscape and the role of internet intermediaries in trademark protection and enforcement came into focus at a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting held earlier this week, ahead of the UN agency's Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial...
19 September 2012
The Overseas Development Institute's (ODI) International Economic Development Group is currently recruiting for a Research Fellow and Research Officer, both based in London, UK. The International Economic Development Group aims to influence international economic policy relevant for prosperity in...
19 September 2012
Coming soon 19 September, London, UK. AFRICAN BANKING: CHANGING PERCEPTIONS, CHANGING PRACTICES. This event, sponsored by Chatham House, will focus on the economic growth and growing trade links with the West and emerging markets that have raised Africa's strategic significance in banking. At this...
19 September 2012
US FARM POLICY AND RISK ASSISTANCE. By David Orden and Carl Zulauf for ICTSD (September 2012). The authors of this paper offer an analysis of the policy options available for managing risk to crops and revenue, and try to establish the extent to which these may distort markets by affecting trade or...