Pacific Nations Clinch Comprehensive Trade Accord

Volume
22,
Number
2
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25 January 2018
25 January 2018
The 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries are set to sign their final agreement this March in Chile, after chief negotiators from the participating economies resolved the last sticking points during meetings in Tokyo this week. The negotiating meetings, held on Monday and Tuesday...
25 January 2018
In a landmark trade move, US President Donald Trump has approved the imposition of global safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells or modules, as well as large washing machines for home use, with a few exceptions for countries that met certain requirements. The news was confirmed on Monday 22...
25 January 2018
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, is now well underway, with various international leaders already taking the stage over the past few days to weigh in on the global economy’s challenges and opportunities. Major topics on the agenda have included women’s...
25 January 2018
Officials from the European Union and Chile concluded a weeklong round of negotiations in Santiago, Chile, last Friday, aiming to set the stage for updating their trade accord, which dates back over 15 years. Officials say that the 15-19 January meetings allowed for the first in-depth discussion...
25 January 2018
Agriculture ministers from nearly 70 countries called for a “more sustainable, more responsible, and more efficient” global livestock sector at a meeting on Saturday 20 January in Berlin, Germany, examining the issue through the lenses of trade, food security, and climate action. A communiqué from...
25 January 2018
Efforts continue apace for the expected launch of EU-Australia trade talks, with Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo in Europe over the past week to meet with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, as well as ministers from various EU member states, regarding the deal’s next steps. “An...
25 January 2018
Coming Soon 25 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. WARFARE OR COLLABORATIVE STEWARDSHIP? THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL TRADE & INVESTMENT. This dinner discussion will be convened under the E15 Initiative by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic...
25 January 2018
THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. By Dan Ciuriak and Maria Ptashkina for the RTA Exchange (January 2018). This new paper looks at what digital transformation can mean for trade, along with the role that trade agreements can play in this context. The authors...