WTO Farm Talks Chair Welcomes Negotiating "Shift in Gear"

Volume
20,
Number
40
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24 November 2016
24 November 2016
The chair of the WTO agriculture talks has welcomed what he called a “shift in gear” as members tabled several new proposals ahead of negotiating meetings held last week. Vangelis Vitalis, the New Zealand ambassador who chairs the negotiations, told members that an “overwhelming majority” of...
24 November 2016
A planned ministerial meeting for countries involved in negotiating a plurilateral services trade agreement has been called off, sources confirmed, with negotiators and ambassadors to meet instead in order to review progress to date and prepare for 2017. The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) has...
24 November 2016
US President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Monday that he would be pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) upon taking office, in a move that has left fellow Asia-Pacific trading partners considering how this will affect plans for deepening trade ties in the region...
24 November 2016
Outgoing US President Barack Obama met last week with the leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain to discuss the future of transatlantic cooperation, broaching the subjects of economic partnership and integration in the wake of the impending leadership change in Washington...
24 November 2016
The past weeks have seen a series of developments in WTO dispute settlement, including the establishment of panels in separate US and EU complaints over alleged Chinese export restrictions on select raw materials. Along with the developments in the raw materials cases, a US-China dispute concerning...
24 November 2016
Officials from New Zealand and China have announced their plans to “upgrade” their existing trade deal, which has been in force since 2008. The news was confirmed in a joint ministerial statement issued by New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng on 20...
24 November 2016
Coming Soon 26-27 November, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT CONFERENCE. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening the first-ever global conference on sustainable transport, examining the subject in relation to its implications for tackling climate change and achieving...
24 November 2016
PUBLIC STOCKHOLDING FOR FOOD SECURITY PURPOSES: OPTIONS FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (21 November 2016). This new paper aims to support the efforts within the WTO to agree on a “permanent solution” on public...