Officials Highlight Inclusive Trade, Growth as WTO Public Forum Gears Up

Volume
21,
Number
31
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28 September 2017
28 September 2017
International agency chiefs, trade experts, and industry officials alike called for improving education, tackling inequality, and advancing policies to share the benefits of trade more widely within and among countries as the WTO Public Forum began this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The global trade...
28 September 2017
The Canadian province of Ontario is set to link its carbon market with neighbouring Québec and the US state of California in January 2018, leaders of their respective governments announced last week. Québec and California already decided four years ago to link up their carbon markets, bringing...
28 September 2017
UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave her highly-anticipated speech on her government’s vision for post-Brexit relations with the European Union on Friday, suggesting that the two sides determine a new type of economic partnership once the UK leaves the bloc and requesting a “transition period” for...
28 September 2017
Trade ministers from Australia and Indonesia announced last week that the two countries would aim to clinch a bilateral trade pact by November, bringing forward their previous target date in an effort to deepen regional supply chains. “I’m sure it was a great surprise to our chief negotiators that...
28 September 2017
Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP-11, resumed late last week in Tokyo, Japan, as officials debated a series of proposed options for advancing the accord before key meetings in October and November. Officials are pushing to have a menu of options for their ministers and leaders...
28 September 2017
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) said last week that a large influx of imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules have caused “serious injury” to American solar producers, advancing the investigation to its next phase. The agency determination, which saw a unanimous 4-0...
28 September 2017
Coming Soon 29 September, Geneva, Switzerland. DISCIPLINING FOSSIL FUEL SUSIDIES – TRADE POLICY OPTIONS TO CLIMATE MITIGATION AND TO SDGs. This workshop is being organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and implemented in cooperation with the World...
28 September 2017
SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES AND SUBSIDIES DISCIPLINES: DEFINITIONS, CATCHES, REVENUES, AND SUBSIDIES. By Rashid Sumaila for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (September 2017). This information note focuses specifically on small-scale fisheries, examining how these are...