EU, US Formally Launch Trade Talks at G-8 Summit

Volume
17,
Number
22
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20 June 2013
20 June 2013
Washington and Brussels have officially kicked off negotiations for a bilateral trade and investment deal, announcing the news on Monday during the annual Group of 8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. The decision comes just days after EU trade ministers signed off on a mandate for the...
20 June 2013
Trade negotiators may have identified key ingredients in a potential deal on food stockholding for the WTO's ninth ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia this December, trade sources say. Delegates expressed cautious optimism that informal consultations held by the chair of the agriculture...
20 June 2013
The midyear United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Bonn wrapped up on Friday, with many delegates declaring a general sense of satisfaction with the outcome. The somewhat positive result came as a surprise to many, following a protracted block from Russia, Ukraine,...
20 June 2013
The US Supreme Court announced last week that naturally-occurring human genes are not patentable, in a landmark ruling that many observers say could have lasting implications for innovation in areas such as health care and biotechnology. In its decision, the Court unanimously accepted the plaintiff...
20 June 2013
Trade restrictive measures by the Group of 20 economies are once again on the rise, according to the latest monitoring report released by the WTO this week. The news comes just months after the organisation reined in its 2013 trade growth forecasts by more than one percentage point, in light of...
20 June 2013
EU, China Trade Officials to Discuss Solar Panel Row in Beijing After weeks of public sparring, the EU and China may be inching closer to an agreement over their solar panel dispute, with informal talks on the issue scheduled for this Friday in Beijing. Technical-level discussions with Chinese...
20 June 2013
Coming soon 22-24 June, London, UK. LONDON SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE. This interdisciplinary symposium brings together academics and professionals from the realms of engineering, health, law, trade, agriculture, nutrition, political science, philosophy, education and the physical and chemical...
20 June 2013
NINTH REPORT ON G20 INVESTMENT MEASURES. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (June 2013). This report, which covers the October 2012 to May 2013 period, finds that G-20 members have continued to...