TPP Chief Negotiators Conclude Hawaii Meet as Washington Debate Continues

Volume
19,
Number
10
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19 March 2015
19 March 2015
Chief negotiators from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries wrapped up a weeklong meeting in the US state of Hawaii on Sunday evening, as part of a concerted push to conclude an agreement in the coming months. Trade observers had been looking to the 9-15 March meet both for any...
19 March 2015
The UK’s House of Lords approved regulations mandating plain packaging for cigarettes on Tuesday, just days after the House of Commons backed the measure. The move makes the United Kingdom the latest country to introduce such a policy, following Ireland, Australia, and Uruguay. The UK regulations...
19 March 2015
A coalition of 14 US government agencies last Sunday released an action plan outlining domestic and international measures Washington will take over the next two years to tackle black market fishing activities. Actions identified by the report include, among others, tackling illegal activity at...
19 March 2015
The launch of a 26-country African trade deal will now take place in June during the third Tripartite Summit between the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), and Southern African Development Community (SADC), sources have confirmed. This...
19 March 2015
Indonesia has formally challenged a series of US anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports of coated paper used for high-quality print graphics, with the Asian archipelago filing a request for consultations at the WTO last Friday. Under WTO rules, countries are allowed to apply...
19 March 2015
A planned April summit between the EU and India has been cancelled, officials confirmed, leaving unclear when the next opportunity might be to reboot bilateral trade talks between the trading partners. An EU parliamentary delegation is visiting India this week, having planned to lay the groundwork...
19 March 2015
Coming Soon 22 March, worldwide. WORLD WATER DAY 2015. This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Water and Sustainable Development,” with a focus on the role of water in progressing towards a better, more sustainable future. UN-Water will provide resources, including an annual report, as part of...
19 March 2015
ENGAGING THE PUBLIC IN A NEW PROVINCIAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN ECONOMY PLAN: REDUCING EMISSIONS, ENHANCING OUR RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILDING A GREEN ECONOMY. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (January 2015). This paper provides background...