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24 May 2018
Trade ministers from the EU’s 28 member states gave their backing on Tuesday 22 May for the launch of negotiations for trade accords with Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for formal talks to begin in the coming months. The announcement, which came following a meeting of the EU’s Foreign...
24 May 2018
Two months after over 40 nations signed a framework agreement for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signatories are now beginning the ratification process, while also looking at the technical work needed to make the area a reality. However, analysts note that many steps remain before...
24 May 2018
Negotiators aiming to clinch a WTO deal on disciplining harmful fisheries subsidies concluded several days of meetings last week with an updated set of working documents, with subsequent meetings already set for June and July. The 14-17 May meetings marked the second time that the “rules...
23 May 2018
ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Disputes between the United States and China regarding transfer of technology and intellectual property are of long-standing nature. The more economically...
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...
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...
23 May 2018
Sectores de la salud y la industria farmacéutica de América Latina y de Europa han reiterado los riesgos que supone la firma de un tratado de libre comercio entre el Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) y la Unión Europea (UE). El punto de mayor conflicto es el capítulo sobre propiedad intelectual: al...
23 May 2018
A Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC) publicou, em 15 de maio, relatório final do Órgão de Apelação do grupo especial instalado a pedido dos Estados Unidos contra a União Europeia (UE) e alguns membros em particular (Alemanha, Espanha, França e Reino Unido). O relatório final da disputa DS316...
22 May 2018
联合国气候变化框架公约(UNFCCC)缔约方官员于4月30日至5月10日在德国波恩召开年中会议,为未来几个月设立了巨大的工作量,因为今年年底时达成执行巴黎气候协定“规则簿”的截止期。 当巴黎气候协定在2015年达成时,把如何执行这个协定留给未来的谈判,截止期是今年12月在波兰城市卡托维兹召开的第24次缔约方大会(COP24)。 鉴于伯恩会议取得的进展有限,该联合国机构计划于9月8日在泰国曼谷增加一场会议。 谈判官员期待“步调的变化” 在制定巴黎协定行动纲领方面设立了一些机构,联合国气候谈判官员们在波恩的会议在这些机构的框架下以正式和非正式的形式进行。 巴黎气候协定工作计划下有几个不同的方面,...
21 May 2018
Упрощение процедур осуществления инвестиций – критически важный фактор для инклюзивного экономического роста и достижения Целей устойчивого развития (ЦУР). Повышение прозрачности, предсказуемости и эффективности нормативного регулирования в области инвестиционной деятельности является существенным...

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