Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Advance Trade Talks, Eye New Economic Opportunities

Volume
22,
Number
4
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8 February 2018
8 February 2018
The second round of the Pacific Alliance’s negotiations with its potential “associate members” wrapped up on Friday 2 February in Gold Coast, Australia, with officials from the countries involved reporting steady advances in the talks across various subject areas. The talks brought together...
8 February 2018
Brazil submitted an extensive draft proposal for a potential agreement on investment facilitation to the WTO’s General Council last week, in a bid to jumpstart more “structured discussions” on the subject. The proposal, which was circulated on 1 February, serves as a response to the call made by 70...
8 February 2018
The EU’s legislative body adopted a highly-anticipated deal to strengthen the bloc’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) in the post-2020 period on Tuesday 6 February. The compromise package was approved by a large majority of lawmakers, with 535 votes to 104, and 39 abstentions. EU member states will...
8 February 2018
African national leaders concluded the 30 th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union last week, with the summit adopting a series of decisions on issues related to continental economic integration – including on the next steps for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), as well as the...
8 February 2018
The past few weeks have seen a series of developments within WTO dispute settlement, including the filing of new cases as well as the release of a long-awaited panel report on European duties involving imported biodiesel from Indonesia. Outside the realm of formal dispute settlement, China, Chinese...
8 February 2018
Last week, Hong Kong lawmakers signed off on legislation which would outlaw all sales of ivory by the beginning of the year 2022. The bill, which would be implemented gradually over that timeframe, includes hefty penalties for offenders and would also require the disposal of ivory stocks, among...
8 February 2018
Coming Soon 11-13 February, Nairobi, Kenya. FOREIGN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURE. This training workshop will focus on a range of tools available to facilitate sustainable, responsible investment in the farm sector, particularly in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (...
8 February 2018
TRIGGERING THE TRADE TRANSITION: THE G20’s ROLE IN RECONCILING RULES FOR TRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE. By James Bacchus for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (February 2018). This new paper is part of an ICTSD series relating to the intersection of trade and climate...