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17 May 2018
High-level talks last week to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) closed without any major breakthrough in efforts to reach an agreement in principle, with trade ministers pledging to have their teams continue work ahead of a target date this week to clinch a deal. The pact,...
17 May 2018
Officials meeting for the annual mid-year negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn from 30 April to 10 May left with a formidable workload for the coming months, given the year-end deadline to craft a “rulebook” for putting the Paris Climate Agreement into...
17 May 2018
The WTO’s highest court ruled on Tuesday 15 May that the European Union has not fully brought its subsidies for plane manufacturer Airbus in line with global trade rules, agreeing overall with a previous panel while rejecting some the latter’s individual findings. The Appellate Body ruling is the...
15 May 2018
Many proposals have been put forward to address the problematic nature of dispute settlement mechanisms found in regional trade agreements. This piece discusses two of them: using...
9 May 2018
The challenges facing the multilateral trading system took centre stage at meetings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, as members weighed in on trade tensions among some major members; the status of its global trade court; and the next steps for its negotiating arm...
9 May 2018
Top officials from the US and China have been holding a series of meetings over the past week, with more on the way, in a bid to address high-profile trade tensions on industrial overcapacity, intellectual property rights enforcement, and the use of unilateral trade actions. A high-level US trade...
8 May 2018
This article discusses some of the key features of investment facilitation as a potential issue for a multilateral outcome within the World Trade Organization, focusing specifically on a single electronic window and its national implementing authority. Brazil is a new player in international...
4 May 2018
The stalemate in WTO Appellate Body appointments may help bring to life dispute settlement in “mega-regional” trade agreements, such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). These agreements...
2 May 2018
The April 13 agreement on greenhouse gases at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) creates a window of opportunity. “It’s about time,” some might say. The targets for...
20 April 2018
The expansion of the trade facilitation agenda, expressed as Facilitation 2.0, is critical in a time of global industrial and societal reorganisation, of which the digitisation of...
19 May 2018
Los gobiernos de Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay consiguieron durante esta semana acceder a los mercados de carne de China, Corea del Sur y Japón. En distintas ocasiones, los representantes de los Ministerios de Agricultura de los tres países latinoamericanos destacaron el potencial de compra de carne...
18 May 2018
O ministro de Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento do Brasil, Blairo Maggi, e o ministro do Comércio da China, Zhong Shan, confirmaram durante uma reunião, realizada em 15 de maio, em Beijing (China), a visita ao Brasil de uma missão técnica chinesa com especialistas veterinários para vistoriar...
16 May 2018
Durante o mês de maio, o ministro das Relações Exteriores, Aloysio Nunes, visitará sete países da Ásia: China, Cingapura, Coreia do Sul, Indonésia, Japão, Tailândia e Vietnã. A viagem, que teve início em 7 de maio, tem como objetivo consolidar os laços do governo brasileiro com esses países, que...

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