EU, Mexico Reach "Agreement in Principle" to Update Trade Accord

Volume
22,
Number
14
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26 April 2018
26 April 2018
The EU and Mexico have finalised an “ agreement in principle ” to update their 18-year-old trade deal, with the revisions due to increase agricultural market access substantially, along with integrating an investment court system and opening up greater levels of access for bidding on government...
26 April 2018
Trade, investment, and development financing dominated the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) last week, as finance and development officials debated over how to ensure improving economic growth forecasts are not short-lived. The 16-22 April...
26 April 2018
Trade ties between the US and the European Union were in the spotlight this week in Washington, with US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron meeting just one week before a deadline for Brussels to negotiate a permanent exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs. Macron’s...
26 April 2018
The US House of Representatives is set to consider legislation for a new Farm Bill authorising farm subsidy and domestic food aid spending for the next five years, after the bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on 18 April. The US Farm Bill is the omnibus legislation governing...
26 April 2018
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) members have undertaken a series of high-level meetings over the past week, in a bid to accelerate and finalise talks to update the 24-year-old trade accord that governs commerce between Canada, Mexico, and the US. With critical political deadlines...
26 April 2018
Leaders at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) last week examined a series of areas for deeper cooperation, including trade and investment, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, climate action, and ocean preservation and conservation. The Commonwealth meetings took...
26 April 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is looking to fill the following vacancies. ICTSD is hiring for its Bridges Graduate Fellows programme, which provides exceptional graduate students an opportunity to put their talents into action while pursuing their studies...
26 April 2018
Coming Soon 2 May, London, UK. INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES INTO UK TRADE POLICY. This Chatham House event will examine the future of UK trade policy in the post-Brexit era, in particular regarding sustainability objectives. The event is being held under the UK Trade Policy...
26 April 2018
REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT MECHANISMS: CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. By Robert McDougall for the RTA Exchange (April 2018). This paper was produced for the RTA Exchange, a joint initiative by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development...