WTO Agriculture Negotiators Review Buenos Aires Ministerial Options

Volume
21,
Number
20
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8 June 2017
8 June 2017
The chair of the WTO agriculture negotiations, Kenyan Ambassador Stephen Karau, has suggested that farm trade talks on domestic support may need to continue beyond the organisation’s eleventh ministerial conference, scheduled to take place this December in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires...
8 June 2017
Following US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his country from the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change, domestic and foreign leaders have pledged to ramp up their efforts to support the landmark accord. During a widely publicised speech on Thursday 1 June, the American leader...
8 June 2017
Economic officials from the US and Mexico announced on Tuesday 6 June that they had reached a draft deal to prevent trade remedies planned by Washington on imported Mexican sugar, capping a prolonged series of talks between the two sides. At issue were two existing “suspension agreements” dating...
8 June 2017
The 19 th EU-China Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium, last week, with officials working to advance cooperation on a series of items, including on trade, investment, and climate action. In a speech to business leaders on 2 June, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström called for the...
8 June 2017
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called for taking steps to support multilateralism and the rules-based international order during a speech in Ottawa, Canada, on 6 June, along with outlining her country’s approach to certain foreign policy priorities such as trade, climate action, and...
8 June 2017
The 70 th World Health Assembly reached a close last week with a host of decisions adopted by World Health Organization (WHO) member states on matters relating to public health, as well as the election of a new Director-General, former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...
8 June 2017
The global economy continues to show signs of being on the mend, according to new World Bank estimates, which credited this development partly to improvements on the trade front. The new figures were released on 4 June via the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects Report, entitled “A Fragile...
8 June 2017
Coming Soon 9 June, Paris, France. 2017 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM ON LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. This event is being organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the French Ministry of Economy...
8 June 2017
SUPPORT TO FISHERIES: LEVELS AND IMPACTS. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (May 2017). This new report examines state aid directed towards fisheries in over 30 countries, analysing issues such as the level and type of payments being provided. It also...