Timing for CETA Signing Unclear as Negotiations Continue in Belgium

Volume
20,
Number
36
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27 October 2016
27 October 2016
Editor's Note: Since press time, reports have emerged that a consensus has been reached and Belgium will be in a position to ratify the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. The EU and Canada now aim to sign the deal next week. Bridges will provide a full update. Efforts to reach a consensus...
27 October 2016
A group of 17 WTO members – counting the 28-nation EU as one – negotiating tariff cuts on select environmental goods will engage in a busy schedule of consultations over the coming weeks in a bid to secure a deal in time for a ministerial meeting in early December. Several sources confirmed that...
27 October 2016
Leaders at last week’s European Council called for reaching an “urgent and balanced agreement” by year’s end on their position regarding a long-stalled proposal for the bloc to modify its trade defence instruments. “In order to safeguard European jobs, ensure fair competition in open markets, and...
27 October 2016
Trade ministers from over 20 WTO members concluded two days of informal talks from 21-22 October in Oslo, Norway, aiming to help give some political momentum and guidance to negotiations on possible outcomes for the global trade body’s next ministerial in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in late 2017...
27 October 2016
The EU’s executive arm released on Tuesday its work programme for 2017, pledging to do its utmost to take concrete actions with tangible outcomes for the bloc’s citizens, including on advancing its foreign trade agenda. The latest edition of the European Commission’s annual work plan comes as the...
27 October 2016
Coming Soon 31 October, Washington, US. BROOKINGS INSTITUTION EVENT: THE POST-PARIS CLEAN ENERGY LANDSCAPE: RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 2016 AND BEYOND. This event is being hosted by the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, featuring the US launch of the International Energy Agency’s “Medium-...
27 October 2016
THE 2030 AGENDA AND THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF TRADE TO GENDER EQUALITY. By Jeni Klugman for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (September 2016). This new paper examines the different opportunities and challenges women and men face when engaging in economic...