At Hanoi Meet, Asia-Pacific Ministers Debate Future Trade Integration Paths

Volume
21,
Number
18
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24 May 2017
24 May 2017
The past weekend saw ministerial meetings of multiple configurations in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, as officials discussed the future of various trade-related initiatives in the region. The main event was the trade ministers’ meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a...
24 May 2017
The Cairns Group of agricultural exporting countries has called for action on farm trade issues for the WTO’s upcoming ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this December, tabling an informal paper that notes “overwhelming” support for an outcome on agricultural domestic support. The...
24 May 2017
UN climate negotiators concluded their annual mid-year meetings last week in the German city of Bonn, working to advance the development of a “rulebook” for the Paris Agreement on climate change, among other objectives. The 8-18 May meetings sought to build on the work from the Conference of the...
24 May 2017
US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week of the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), kicking off a 90-day period before talks with Canada and Mexico can formally begin. The new US trade chief had spent his first few days in...
24 May 2017
The 70 th meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the chief decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at the UN’s Geneva headquarters this week with a change in leadership, after Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected on Tuesday 23 May to succeed Margaret Chan as...
24 May 2017
WTO members pressed on last week with negotiations on potential disciplines for fisheries subsidies, holding four days of intensive discussions at the organisation’s Geneva headquarters. This cluster of meetings, held from 15-18 May, aimed to address some of the substantive questions surrounding...
24 May 2017
The governments of the European Union, the United States, Bangladesh, and Canada met with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to review progress made in improving worker rights, health, and safety in Bangladesh, four years after signing on to the “Bangladesh Sustainability Compact” after...
24 May 2017
Coming Soon 25 May, Washington, US, and online. TRADE, SECURITY, AND THE U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONSHIP. This event is being organised by the Brookings Institution’s Mexico Initiative and will feature a series of panel discussions that will explore the various dimensions of the US-Mexico relationship,...
24 May 2017
WEBCAST: TALKING DISPUTES | THE RUSSIA – EU (PIGS) DISPUTE. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). This video shows the discussions which took place on the Russia – EU (Pigs) WTO dispute during a 19 May event co-hosted by ICTSD and WTI Advisors. The...