Ministers in Marrakech Grapple with Buenos Aires Deliverables, Future WTO Agenda

Volume
21,
Number
33
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12 October 2017
12 October 2017
Trade ministers from nearly 40 WTO members concluded a two-day series of meetings in Marrakech, Morocco, this week, with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo stating afterwards that much work remains to ensure that the upcoming ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, leads to tangible...
12 October 2017
The UK and EU wrote on Wednesday 10 October to other WTO members to set out proposals for a “cooperative and transparent” approach to adjusting their existing commitments at the global trade body, as Britain prepares to leave the 28-member bloc in March 2019. The letter, which is dated 11 October...
12 October 2017
A group of WTO members has been working on a declaration to be proposed in the margins of the next WTO Ministerial Conference this December in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While the declaration would not be part of the formal ministerial deliberations, sources say, it would aim to provide a framework...
12 October 2017
Leaders from the EU and India are pushing to see the “timely relaunch” of their long-running trade talks, reaffirming their continued interest in advancing the negotiations following a summit held in New Delhi last week. The 6 October summit also touched upon a host of policy issues, including...
12 October 2017
EU negotiators have clinched a draft deal on a set of proposed changes to the bloc’s trade remedy laws , officials announced last week, with the revisions expected to take effect later this year. The accord between officials from the EU institutions was confirmed on 3 October, following meetings in...
12 October 2017
Negotiators wrapped up the first Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) late last month, signing off on various initial actions aimed at advancing the deal’s implementation. The 24-29 September meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, and came just over one month...
12 October 2017
Officials from the US and South Korea concluded their second “special session” of their joint committee under their bilateral trade deal, agreeing to consider possible changes to the accord. The “special sessions” began a few months ago, following a request in July issued by US Trade Representative...
12 October 2017
Coming Soon 12-13 October, Geneva, Switzerland. UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT, MULTI-YEAR EXPERT MEETING ON COMMODITIES AND DEVELOPMENT, NINTH SESSION. This event will be hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), with a focus on commodity...
12 October 2017
THE ROLE OF AID FOR TRADE IN BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRY FIRMS TO MEET SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS. By Jim Redden for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2017). This new research paper examines how Aid for Trade can help small and medium-...