G20 Leaders Endorse Joint Trade Language, Note Differences with US on Climate

Volume
21,
Number
25
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13 July 2017
13 July 2017
Leaders from the G20 coalition of advanced and emerging economies concluded their annual summit on Saturday 8 July, which saw them sign off on a final declaration after two days of intense talks and several months of preparations. Heading into the 7-8 July meet in Hamburg, Germany, questions had...
13 July 2017
WTO members conducted a comprehensive review of the EU’s trade policies last week, examining issues such as the implications of Brexit on the bloc’s trading relationships; the EU’s investment court system and wider negotiating agenda; and the global trade body’s upcoming ministerial conference in...
13 July 2017
The biennial “Global Review of Aid for Trade” kicked off on Tuesday 11 July at WTO headquarters, with the heads of multiple international agencies calling for greater efforts to improve digital connectivity, lower trade costs, and improve infrastructure through the Aid for Trade initiative. The...
13 July 2017
Negotiators from the EU and Mercosur continued their efforts to advance towards a region-to-region Association Agreement and related trade deal, holding their twenty-eighth negotiating round in Brussels, Belgium, from 3-7 July. Talks between the two trading blocs have gained traction over the past...
13 July 2017
Japan’s levels of trade-distorting agricultural support showed a slight drop in 2013 and 2014, according to new data that the country reported to the global trade body earlier this month. At just over ¥900 billion (US$9 billion at historical exchange rates for that period), trade-distorting support...
13 July 2017
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a joint statement this weekend announcing that the provisional application of the planned EU-Canada trade accord will begin in just over two months’ time. “Meeting at the G20 in Hamburg,...
13 July 2017
Coming Soon 17-20 July, New York, US. ECOSOC HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT 2017. This conference, hosted by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will be analysing the implementation and progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related goals. Events include a high-level meeting on...
13 July 2017
FUELLING TRADE IN THE DIGITAL ERA: POLICY ROADMAP FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. By Kati Suominen for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (July 2017). This new paper takes a closer look at the regions of Eastern and Southern Africa to see the role that e-commerce can...