APEC Leaders Debate Approach to Trade Tensions, WTO Issues at Port Moresby Summit

Volume
22,
Number
39
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22 November 2018
22 November 2018
Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies wrapped up their annual summit this past weekend in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, tackling a host of subjects relating to regional connectivity and economic integration. However, disagreements on trade between the US and China...
22 November 2018
WTO members are debating how to resolve long-standing disagreements over agricultural export restrictions and their impact on humanitarian food aid, sources told Bridges, with the issue taking centre stage during an informal meeting convened on 15 November by the chair of the organisation’s...
22 November 2018
European leaders are preparing for a landmark summit on Sunday 25 November, where they are expected to sign off on a draft Brexit deal reached by EU and UK negotiators last week. Meanwhile, debate continues among UK political officials over the accord’s final terms and whether it will gain the...
22 November 2018
South African leaders met with their European counterparts in Brussels for a presidential summit on 15 November to discuss future opportunities for cooperation, including on economic issues. Discussions between the two sides included a wide array of topics such as trade and market access, Brexit,...
22 November 2018
Standards bodies have an important role to play in achieving gender equality, according to a recommendation adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on 15 November. The recommendation, which builds on two years of consideration on how standards bodies could contribute to...
22 November 2018
The UN’s Biodiversity Conference is underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with participants spending the coming week discussing how to finish implementing an existing set of biodiversity targets for 2011-2020 and begin setting the stage for developing a comprehensive post-2020 strategy, in a bid to...
22 November 2018
Coming Soon 26 November, London, United Kingdom. A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE 2018: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY? This Chatham House event, which is held every year, will focus on policy options for making food systems more resilient and sustainability, focusing on specific aspects such as trade policy,...
22 November 2018
THE EU’s COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY POST 2020: DIRECTIONS OF CHANGE AND POTENTIAL TRADE AND MARKET EFFECTS. By Alan Matthews for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2018). This new paper examines the potential implications of the EU’s approach to...