Post-Bali Trade Agenda in Focus as Davos Meetings Begin

Volume
18,
Number
2
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23 January 2014
23 January 2014
The annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos kicked off on Tuesday, bringing together over 2500 business leaders and policymakers amid reports of a tentative global economic recovery. Coming fast on the heels of last month's WTO ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia, the...
23 January 2014
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, the European Commission confirmed that it has put the investment component of its trade negotiations with the US temporarily on hold. Brussels will use that time to allow the European people to provide their input on the subject, in light of the "unprecedented...
23 January 2014
The European Commission unveiled its 2030 climate and energy policy framework on Wednesday, calling for a 40 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target below 1990 levels and an EU-wide binding renewable energy target of at least 27 percent. While the GHG target is below the level some experts...
23 January 2014
China appears to be moving away from its practice of building cotton stocks, in a move that analysts say marks a dramatic shift in policy. Two other major players in the global cotton market - the US and Brazil - are also engaged in a separate tussle on the subject, as the process to pass a new...
23 January 2014
A compliance panel is set to review whether Washington's efforts to revise its "dolphin-safe" tuna labelling scheme have been enough to bring it in line with WTO rules, following an adverse ruling by the global trade arbiter's highest court in 2012. The decision marks the latest development in the...
23 January 2014
The Faroe Islands has moved forward with its first-ever WTO dispute, requesting on Wednesday that a panel be established to hear its complaint against the EU over restrictions imposed on the archipelago's fishing fleets. While the EU rejected the Faroese request at Wednesday's meeting of the WTO's...
23 January 2014
Coming soon 22-25 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2014: THE RESHAPING OF THE WORLD - CONSEQUENCES FOR SOCIETY, POLITICS, AND BUSINESS. This high-level event, hosted by the World Economic Forum, will focus on a range of global issues that the international...
23 January 2014
ENVIRONMENT AT A GLANCE 2013: OECD INDICATORS. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (January 2014). This book provides an overview of various environmental trends in OECD member countries, dating back to the early 1990s. The report is organised by issue,...