NAFTA Negotiators Close Fifth Round, Prepare to Set Stage for 2018 Talks

Volume
21,
Number
39
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23 November 2017
23 November 2017
Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the US have concluded their fifth round of talks to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the last such meeting of 2017 following an intense negotiating schedule which kicked off in August. The 17-21 November talks were held in Mexico City,...
23 November 2017
As trade talks in Geneva enter the final stretch, WTO negotiators have tabled new proposals on agriculture for the Buenos Aires ministerial that begins in just over two weeks. They have also put forward suggestions for a work programme to deal with unresolved topics after the conference takes place...
23 November 2017
A landmark agreement to phase down climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will enter into force on 1 January 2019 after passing the ratification threshold on 17 November. Sweden helped cross this threshold by becoming the...
23 November 2017
WTO negotiators concluded another cluster of talks on fisheries subsidy disciplines last week, with one more round to go before heading to the organisation’s ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 13-17 November meet at the WTO’s Geneva headquarters produced a set of “ working...
23 November 2017
The EU and Chile have formally kicked off negotiations to modernise their existing Association Agreement, including its trade component, holding their first round of talks last week in Brussels, Belgium. “A modernised agreement with Chile will further strengthen our already excellent relations and...
23 November 2017
Coming Soon 27-28 November, London, UK. A SUSTAINABLE FOOD FUTURE. The annual Chatham House Food conference will address the latest challenges to the food security and sustainability agenda while assessing new policies, practices, and technologies being devised to create a more resilient and...
23 November 2017
G20 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR GLOBAL INVESTMENT POLICYMAKING. By Rodrigo Polanco Lazo for the E15 Initiative (November, 2017). This paper maps the international investment agreements (IIAs) reached by G20 economies, looking to find and analyse any similarities...