NAFTA Parties Wrap Up Anti-Corruption Chapter, Acknowledge Continued Divides

Volume
22,
Number
3
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1 February 2018
1 February 2018
Ministers from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries said on Monday 29 January that they had essentially wrapped up a chapter on anti-corruption and advanced in various other negotiating areas, while acknowledging that deep divides still remain on the more contentious topics...
1 February 2018
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, wrapped up on Friday 26 January, capping several days of high-level speeches and meetings on the global economy, inclusive growth, sustainability, and multilateralism. The early days of the Forum saw addresses from Indian Prime...
1 February 2018
US President Donald Trump touted improvements in economic growth and unemployment over the past year and called for continued efforts on trade deal negotiation and enforcement during his first “State of the Union” address on Tuesday 30 January, telling lawmakers and other public officials that “...
1 February 2018
Ministers have been meeting in Brussels this week, hoping to get within the final stretch of sealing a long-awaited trade deal uniting the EU and the four members of Mercosur, the South American coalition that includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Talks for the trade pact first began...
1 February 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is travelling through China this week for a series of talks with Chinese officials, with the meetings slated to focus on potential areas for deeper trade and economic integration, as well as trade irritants or concerns. The meetings began on Wednesday 31 January, with...
1 February 2018
The heads of the World Trade Organization and UN Environment said late last week that they would be kicking off a formal new dialogue between their institutions, aimed at creating greater synergies between work on their respective policy areas, as well as connecting the various stakeholders which...
1 February 2018
Coming Soon 5 February, Washington, US, and online. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MOVE BEYOND GDP? This Brookings Institution and World Bank event will feature an expert panel discussion, which will address the use of GDP as an economic indicator when measuring a country’s prosperity. Panellists will...
1 February 2018
THE USE OF THE EU’s FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: EXPORTER AND IMPORTER UTILIZATION OF PREFERENTIAL TARIFFS. Published by the Swedish National Board of Trade and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (January 2018). This report aims to examine how parties to trade agreements use preferential tariffs...