13 April 2017

Coming Soon

19 April, Washington, US. CARBON PRICING AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE COOPERATION. This panel discussion is being organised by the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate and will focus on the role of carbon pricing in the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Panellists will share their thoughts on carbon pricing and related topics. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. To learn more and to register, please visit the Brookings Institution website.

20 April, London, UK. THE UK AND AFRICA IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM: PRIORITIES AND ENGAGEMENT POST-BREXIT. This event is jointly organised by Chatham House and the University of Leeds. Representatives across the academic, public, and private sectors will be among those debating the UK’s future strategy for engaging with African countries following Brexit, including on trade and investment. This event is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and open to the public. To learn more and to register, please visit the Chatham House website.

26 April, London, UK. TRUMP, NAFTA AND THE FUTURE OF US-MEXICO ECONOMIC RELATIONS. This Chatham House event will feature as its guest speaker Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and US-Mexico economic relations. This event is one of an ongoing series focused on US and European economic issues. Please note that attendance for this event is by invitation only. For more information on this event, please visit the Chatham House website.

WTO Events

An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted here. Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.

19 April: Dispute Settlement Body

24 April: Committee on Safeguards

24 + 26 April: Trade Policy Review Body – Belize

25 April: Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions

25 April: Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures – Special Meeting

25 April: Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures – Regular Meeting

26 April: Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices – Working Group on Implementation  

26 April: Committee on Agriculture – Special Session

27 April: Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices

27 April: Informal Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration

27 April: Informal Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade

Other Upcoming Events

19-20 May, Singapore. THIRD CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT. This conference is being organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the World Bank Group and will feature as guest speakers Shang-Jin Wei from the Columbia Business School and CEPR and David Chor from the National University of Singapore. The aim of this conference will be to foster new ideas and research on the subject of global value chains. To learn more and to register, please visit the World Bank website.

23 May, Stockholm, Sweden. TRADE AND CLIMATE ACTION POST-PARIS: LEVERAGING SYNERGIES. This event is being organised jointly by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and Sida, Sweden’s development policy agency. The event will examine the relationship between trade, sustainable development, and climate action in the context of the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change. The objective is to have a discussion over ways trade policy can support climate action, along with ensuring that efforts to support the latter objective do not have overly trade-distorting effects. For more information, including an event programme, please visit the ICTSD website.

9-10 June, Geneva, Switzerland. ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON WTO LAW. This conference is being jointly organised by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Session topics for the two-day conference include Brexit’s trade implications; US trade policy under President Donald Trump; developments in trade remedies legislation and jurisprudence; improving dispute settlement within and outside the WTO; and the ongoing debate over the merits and definition of free trade and investment. For more information on this conference and to register, place visit the Graduate Institute website.

25-26 October, Budapest, Hungary. 17th WORLD EXPORT DEVELOPMENT FORUM (WEDF). The International Trade Centre's (ITC) flagship event will have as this year's theme "Trade - A force for good: include, innovate, integrate." The forum will explore how trade can generate positive change at a time when global challenges – economic, social, and environmental – are changing how trade works. WEDF will be co-hosted by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and will gather business leaders, policymakers, and representatives of international organisations and trade and investment support institutions for interactive sessions and facilitated business-to-business meetings. For more information, please visit the WEDF 2017 website.

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