Spectre of US Steel, Aluminium Tariffs Draws Scrutiny from International Trade Community

Volume
22,
Number
8
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8 March 2018
8 March 2018
The international trade community has been engaged in intense debate over US President Donald Trump’s plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminium. Trump announced the measures informally last Thursday and said that he will confirm these...
8 March 2018
Trade negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States finished work on three more chapters of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during their seventh round of talks in Mexico City. Their ministers warned, however, that many challenging decisions remain before they can...
8 March 2018
Officials from the EU and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) pledged on Friday 2 March to speed up their efforts to negotiate free trade agreements, both at the bilateral level and eventually at the region-to-region level, following a meeting in Singapore. Singapore’s Minister for...
8 March 2018
US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer released the latest version of the annual President’s Trade Policy Agenda last week, outlining the administration’s plans for the coming year. The document focuses on topics such as WTO reform and negotiations, trade agreements with other countries,...
8 March 2018
Negotiations to clinch a trade deal and association agreement between the EU and Mercosur are slated to be extended further, though officials say they hope an agreement in principle can be wrapped up in the short term. Separate talks to update a decades-old trade deal between the EU and Mexico have...
8 March 2018
Coming Soon 12-13 March, Baku, Azerbaijan. ACHIEVING ENERGY SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA: ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY. This event is being organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute. It will involve two days of training for...
8 March 2018
PROMOTING CAPABILITY ENHANCING DEVELOPMENT. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (March 2018). This policy brief examines the results of the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Argentina last year, with a specific focus on the negotiations...