WTO: Fewer New Trade Restrictions Among G-20 Members, Though Warning Signs Remain

Volume
16,
Number
37
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31 October 2012
31 October 2012
The use of new trade restrictions among the Group of 20 leading economies has slowed down over the past five months, the WTO announced earlier today. However, the continued build-up of protectionist measures put in place since the onset of the economic crisis remains a source of concern, given...
31 October 2012
The WTO is expected to see Laos and Tajikistan officially join its ranks over the coming months, after both countries completed major steps in their efforts to join the 157-member trade body this past Friday. Accession of Laos to add another LDC to WTO roster WTO members formally approved Laos'...
31 October 2012
Talks for a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur moved forward last week, according to Brazilian officials, five months after political controversy in Paraguay led to a reshuffle of the Southern Cone customs union's membership and sparked uncertainty over whether the move would slow the nearly...
31 October 2012
Japan and the European Union moved another step closer toward possibly launching negotiations for a bilateral trade pact last week, after the European Parliament voted in favour of a non-binding resolution regarding the talks. The approval during last Thursday's plenary in Strasbourg came just...
31 October 2012
Pakistan is on track for granting its neighbour - and often political rival - India most favoured nation (MFN) status by year's end, Pakistan's commerce secretary confirmed last week. The two sides also recently outlined a timeline for reducing their sensitive lists for each others' imports under...
31 October 2012
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Young Professionals Programme 2013 is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the organisation. A variety of assignments are available, focusing on topics such as development, green growth, growth...
31 October 2012
Coming soon 5 November, Geneva, Switzerland. THE CHANGING WORLD TRADE ENVIRONMENT AND KOREA'S RESPONSES. Hosted by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, this event will feature South Korean Trade Minister Taeho Bark as the main speaker. The event will focus on Seoul's...
31 October 2012
A NEOFEDERALIST VISION OF TRIPS: THE RESILIENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME. By Graeme B. Dinwoodie and Rochelle C. Dreyfuss; published by Oxford University Press (2012). This book examines the interpretation of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of International...