G20 Trade Ministers Call for "Urgent" Discussions on WTO Update and Efforts to Boost Confidence in Trade

Volume
22,
Number
30
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20 September 2018
20 September 2018
Trade and investment ministers from the G20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies met last Friday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, calling for intensified “dialogue and action” towards updating the WTO system, tamping down on risk, and ensuring sustainable economic growth. The 14 September...
20 September 2018
US President Donald Trump announced this week that an additional list of Chinese products will face tariffs, starting 24 September, with the affected goods worth an estimated US$200 billion.The news has reignited trade tensions with Beijing, with the Asian economy’s government confirming that they...
20 September 2018
An international climate summit convened by California’s Governor Jerry Brown from 12-14 September saw a wave of ambitious new climate announcements from sub-national actors from around the world, including officials from US states, regions, cities, businesses, investors, and civil society. Over...
20 September 2018
On Monday 17 September, UN negotiators concluded a first session of talks towards the establishment of a global treaty to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas, setting in motion a two-year process which, proponents say, could resolve long-standing gaps in international environmental...
20 September 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured the continued leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Thursday 20 September, following an internal contest within his party that he won by a wide margin. Abe will serve as prime minister through 2021, which has prompted scrutiny over how and...
20 September 2018
Officials from the South American customs bloc Mercosur held negotiating meetings last week with South Korea and the European Union, respectively, as the coalition looks to cement trade ties with new partners. While talks with the EU have been ongoing for almost 20 years, formal negotiations with...
20 September 2018
Coming Soon 24 September, Geneva, Switzerland. NEGOTIATIONS ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES: IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY. This dialogue is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) as part of its “WTO: Paths Forward” initiative. The event will be focused on...
20 September 2018
THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Margaret Chon, Pedro Roffe, and Ahmed Abel-Latif. Published by Cambridge University Press (September 2018). This new book examines the role that public-private...