EU, North American Officials Push Trade Deals Ahead of Key Meeting

Volume
20,
Number
31
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22 September 2016
22 September 2016
Trade officials from the EU, Canada, and the United States have been pushing two major international accords over the past week, aiming to make a compelling case in time for a key meeting of European trade ministers beginning later today. The informal meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council (...
22 September 2016
The WTO’s highest court has released its final report in the US dispute against India’s use of domestic content requirements in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM), disagreeing with the points raised in New Delhi’s appeal of an earlier panel ruling. The 16 September ruling by the...
22 September 2016
A group of 13 WTO members announced plans last week to begin preparations for negotiations to ban harmful fisheries subsidies, aiming to reach an international agreement under the Geneva-based organisation. According to a joint statement , these talks would aim to tackle subsidies that contribute...
22 September 2016
A new report by a panel convened by the UN Secretary-General on improving access to medicines and health technologies has drawn significant interest in the week since it was released, along with questions about next steps in this field. The publication , known formally as “The High-Level Panel on...
22 September 2016
An informal meeting of the EU’s 27 national leaders was held on Friday, 16 September in Bratislava, Slovakia, representing a crucial summit to map out the future of the bloc in the wake of the UK vote to leave. The leaders had met informally once before on 29 June, immediately after the Brexit vote...
22 September 2016
Coming Soon 22-26 September, Washington, US. 15 TH AGOA FORUM. This latest edition of the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum will have as its theme “Maximizing US-Africa Trade and Investment: AGOA and Beyond.” The meeting will include panel discussions, ministerial-level...
22 September 2016
INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND THE WTO RULES-BASED SYSTEM. By Harsha V. Singh and Rashmi Jose for the E15 Initiative (September 2016). This paper was prepared under the E15 Initiative, implemented jointly by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum...