Asia-Pacific Summits Update: RCEP Talks in "Final Stage," Extending into 2019

Volume
22,
Number
38
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15 November 2018
15 November 2018
A series of high-level summits in the Asia-Pacific region are getting underway this week, kicking off with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and concluding with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meetings. These events, among others, are being watched closely for...
15 November 2018
WTO members negotiating a proposed agreement to tackle harmful fisheries subsidies held a second cluster of meetings last week as part of their September-December work programme, hearing reports about brainstorming sessions in “incubator groups” the week before and completing the streamlining of a...
15 November 2018
Trade ministers from the European Union and the United States met on Wednesday 14 November, looking to take stock of working group discussions on trade and chart a shared path ahead. The high-level discussions are among a series of events this week expected to address international cooperation and...
15 November 2018
Negotiators from the EU and UK have endorsed a draft text of a Brexit agreement, capping months of uncertainty over how the two sides will address some of the thorniest issues of the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc. Concurrently, UK officials have continued meeting with non-EU partners to lay the...
15 November 2018
The European Commission recently circulated updates on the progress seen in two different negotiating processes, specifically with Indonesia and New Zealand, earlier this month, referring to valuable advances seen in both cases. While trade talks with Indonesia have been underway for over two years...
15 November 2018
Coming Soon 16 November, Washington, US. WHAT MIGHT BREXIT LOOK LIKE? This event, organised by the Washington International Trade Association (WITA), will involve a discussion both of what Brexit might look like in practice, along with sits implications for the UK-US relationship, as well as for...
15 November 2018
INVESTMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT NAVIGATOR. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (November 2018). This updated version of UNCTAD’s Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator examines new investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arbitration cases filed this year, along with...