Australian Prime Minister Touts Rules-Based Trading System, Future Cooperation on US Visit

Volume
22,
Number
7
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1 March 2018
1 March 2018
Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Washington for a series of meetings on economic cooperation, outlining his views on the future of trade in the Asia-Pacific and offering up a defence for open markets and the rules-based international trading system. Turnbull held...
1 March 2018
The EU’s top trade official released on Tuesday 27 February a plan examining how the bloc can make sure the sustainable development chapters in its trade deals can be applied more effectively. The plan deals with issues such as civil society engagement, implementation and enforcement, and the role...
1 March 2018
Trade officials from intergovernmental organisations and various missions weighed in on Wednesday 28 February regarding the WTO’s future in light of the various multi-country initiatives that emerged at the organisation’s ministerial conference last December. They also weighed what these could mean...
1 March 2018
The European Parliament’s industry and energy committee (ITRE) voted in favour of imposing an emission threshold for so-called capacity mechanisms, limiting payments to coal-fired and less efficient gas-fired plants from 2020 onwards. The decision was taken during a 21 February vote on draft...
1 March 2018
New evidence suggests that at least 55 percent of the world’s oceans are now being fished by industrial vessels, while warning that the number could potentially be even higher. The statistic is one of the main results presented in a study spearheaded by Global Fishing Watch, in collaboration with...
1 March 2018
Over the past few weeks, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has proposed increased tariff rates on several imports entering the South Asian country, drawing scrutiny from some of its major partners. The proposed tariff hikes were announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in February...
1 March 2018
Coming Soon 1-2 March, Geneva, Switzerland. REGIONAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE UNECE REGION. This forum is composed of keynote addresses and peer learning segments on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It seeks to give government...
1 March 2018
VALUE CHAIN UPGRADING FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TEA VALUE CHAINS IN KENYA, SRI LANKA AND NEPAL. By Sarah A. Mohan for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (February 2018). This study looks at tea value chains in selected...