EU, Japan Leaders Sign Trade Deal, Look Towards 2019 for Entry into Force

Volume
22,
Number
26
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19 July 2018
19 July 2018
Leaders from the EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade accord in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday 17 July, touting the accord as a testament of their support for the rules-based, multilateral trading system in a time of heightened global trade tensions and as an economic boon for producers and...
19 July 2018
Chinese and EU leaders met in Beijing, China, on Monday 16 July for a high-level summit, which saw them affirm their support for a rules-based trading system with the WTO at its core, establish a working group on reforming the organisation, and confirm key advances in a separate negotiating process...
19 July 2018
African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week in Washington for the 17th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, with discussions addressing options for a “post-AGOA” model from 2025 onwards, including the...
19 July 2018
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Monday 16 July that it would be filing WTO cases against Canada, China, the EU, Mexico, and Turkey, after they imposed duties on various US imports following Washington’s own tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. The five new disputes...
19 July 2018
Negotiators have agreed on a final version of a global “migration compact,” capping several rounds of UN talks that were designed to respond to a burgeoning migrant crisis both within and across national borders. The text outlines a series of objectives that together could help make migration safer...
19 July 2018
Officials from the UK and US held a series of both technical and high-level political meetings last week on trade relations post-Brexit, including the fourth session of a bilateral “Trade and Investment Working Group,” as well as leaders’ level discussions between US President Donald Trump and UK...
19 July 2018
Trade officials at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, wrapped up their review of China’s trade policies and macroeconomic environment on Friday 13 July, capping two days of discussions that touched on topics such as industrial overcapacity, national industrial strategy, and intellectual...
19 July 2018
Coming Soon 23 July, Washington, US. THE MARKET ENABLERS: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES IN COMPETITIVE ENERGY ENVIRONMENTS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA. This webinar is hosted by US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Clean Energy Finance Facility – Central America and the Caribbean (...
19 July 2018
ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 2: WHICH POLICIES FOR TRADE AND MARKETS? Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2018). This new publication features contributions from various experts that explore the different linkages between trade,...