Malmström: EU, Mexico "Committed" to 2017 Trade Deal

Volume
21,
Number
16
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11 May 2017
11 May 2017
The European Union and Mexico are “committed” to finishing talks to revamp their decades-old trade agreement this year, according to the EU’s top trade official. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso...
11 May 2017
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged members earlier this week to press on in their negotiating efforts ahead of this December’s ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as meetings continue in various configurations to prepare for the high-level event. Speaking on Monday 8 May at...
11 May 2017
The preliminary determination reached by the US Department of Commerce last month to levy countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports has been met with reports of potential Canadian trade action targeting US industries in response. This latest escalation in a protracted disagreement...
11 May 2017
Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election on Sunday 7 May, with the centrist former economy minister defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by a 66 to 34 percent margin. Both presidential candidates were from “outside” parties, marking the first time in the 60 years since the Fifth...
11 May 2017
Canada and the South American trading bloc Mercosur have recently resumed preparations for potentially negotiating a future trade agreement, officials say, nearly five years after exploratory talks were held between them. These efforts were restarted after a technical working meeting was held...
11 May 2017
The Council of the European Union signed off last week on their negotiating stance regarding the planned updates to the bloc’s anti-dumping methodology, marking the next step in a process that kicked off last year. Under scrutiny is a proposal tabled by the European Commission in November, which...
11 May 2017
Coming Soon 12 May, Bonn, Germany. MITIGATION ACTION THROUGH ARTICLE 6 OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT. This event on the sidelines of the mid-year UN climate talks is being co-hosted by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Institute for Global Environmental...
11 May 2017
ADB ANNUAL REPORT 2016. Published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (April 2017). This annual report reviews the economic developments seen in the Asia-Pacific region over the past half-century, including in relation to the ADB. The report examines ADB’s own performance in this context, both in...