EU, US Leaders Pledge to Negotiate "Zero Industrial Tariffs," Set Up Working Group on WTO Reform

Volume
22,
Number
27
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26 July 2018
26 July 2018
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday 25 July that they had agreed to take a series of steps in the short and medium-term to ratchet down trade tensions between them, and plan to avoid introducing new unilateral tariffs as they...
26 July 2018
The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru wrapped up a presidential summit for the Pacific Alliance this week, agreeing to bring the bloc closer with the neighbouring customs union Mercosur, while confirming South Korea as a new candidate for associate member status. The leaders’ meeting...
26 July 2018
The escalation in trade tensions among various economies sparked intense discussions in meetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Geneva, Switzerland, this past week, as officials in both the G20 and WTO context weighed what this continued strain could mean for the global economy, for the...
26 July 2018
Last week, European ministers convened in an EU27 format in Brussels to discuss for the first time the UK’s “ white paper ” proposal for a post-Brexit partnership. Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier later presented the meeting’s conclusions, with safeguarding the EU’s negotiating principles and...
26 July 2018
Negotiators and ministers from the EU and Mercosur held a series of meetings this month in Brussels, Belgium, to take stock of their efforts to develop a trade accord, along with whether they should set a new target date for wrapping up the talks before the end of 2018. The meetings were held on...
26 July 2018
Officials meeting for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) last week at UN headquarters in New York called for an escalation in progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their respective targets, while conducting reviews of specific SDGs and...
26 July 2018
Trade and foreign ministers from Australia and the United Kingdom met last week to advance preparations for a bilateral trade deal between their countries, including discussions on the implications of different Brexit scenarios as those negotiations continue between the UK and the European Union...
26 July 2018
Coming Soon 30 July – 1 August, Fukuoka, Japan. GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON URBAN AND TERRITORIAL PLANNING. This symposium will focus on the theme “Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories,” seeking to facilitate learning among national and local government actors, as well as planning...
26 July 2018
THE ROLE OF TRADE POLICY IN ENABLING THE GLOBAL DIFFUSION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2018). This information note seeks to identify and analyse trade-related aspects of the global deployment of electric vehicles (...