NAFTA Parties Pursue "Accelerated" Timeframe, Gear Up for Third Round of Talks

Volume
21,
Number
29
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14 September 2017
14 September 2017
Officials are gearing up for another negotiating round in the efforts to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the next set of talks due for 23-27 September. The gathering will mark their third round in just over one month as part of an “accelerated” timeframe planned by...
14 September 2017
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced a series of proposed initiatives and priority areas for the EU’s executive arm to take on through the end of 2018, while making unity, efficiency, strength, and economic growth among the key themes of his annual “State of the European...
14 September 2017
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa concluded their ninth “BRICS” Summit last week, signing off on a declaration which covered topics such as economic cooperation and development, trade and investment, and other international concerns. “BRICS cooperation has now reached a...
14 September 2017
Economic ministers from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries pledged to ramp up their negotiating efforts on an extensive regional free trade deal, following a meeting in Pasay City, Philippines, last weekend. “All countries are hard at work to resolve the key...
14 September 2017
The past month has seen a series of dispute-related developments at WTO headquarters, with rulings circulated in a case on Brazilian tax incentives ( DS472 , 497 ) and a separate dispute over US aircraft subsidies to manufacturer Boeing ( DS487 ), along with panels being requested in other cases...
14 September 2017
Senior officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations are gearing up for another set of meetings in Japan later this month, aiming to build on their discussions in Australia in late August on how to proceed with the trade pact. The TPP-11 group, as they are now known, are looking at...
14 September 2017
Coming Soon 18 September, Geneva, Switzerland. KNOWLEDGE-SHARING SEMINAR ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES. This event is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) with the objective of building greater understanding of the various fisheries subsidies proposals...
14 September 2017
CURRENT ALLIANCES IN INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWMAKING: THE EMERGENCE AND IMPACT OF MEGA-REGIONALS. By Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) (August...