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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...
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...
21 May 2018
Спустя 15 лет после отказа в ВТО от дискуссий по регулированию инвестиций этот вопрос снова вынесен для многостороннего обсуждения. В статье рассматриваются ключевые предложения экономик – инициаторов дискуссии, а также позиции и мотивы стран, выступающих против переговоров по упрощению процедур...

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