TPP Leaders Push for Swift Ratification of Trade Deal Following Manila Meet

Volume
19,
Number
39
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19 November 2015
19 November 2015
Leaders from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met on Wednesday in the Philippines to discuss next steps in implementing the trade pact, pushing for its swift approval while highlighting the interest of potential new entrants from the Asia-Pacific region. The talks, held in Manila...
19 November 2015
The EU has joined forces with Brazil and five other farm exporting countries to propose tighter WTO rules on export subsidies and similar measures, one month ahead of the global trade body’s ministerial conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Trade sources told Bridges that the proposal, which was presented...
19 November 2015
Negotiations on the outcome document from a gathering of leaders from the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies ran into the early hours of Monday morning in Antalya, Turkey, due to differences over a dedicated paragraph on tackling climate change, according to several reports...
19 November 2015
The EU and Australia will begin work with a view to launching free trade talks in 2017, leaders from both sides confirmed on Sunday following a meeting in the Turkish city of Antalya on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders’ summit. “We believe that a FTA will support sustainable growth and investment...
19 November 2015
Afghanistan has now cleared one of the final hurdles for WTO membership, with officials confirming last week that negotiations in the Working Party tasked with that process are now completed. The expected entry of Afghanistan to the global trade club marks the ninth least developed country (LDC) to...
19 November 2015
Coming Soon 23-26 November, Khartoum, Sudan. 17 TH AFRICA OIL, GAS AND MINES TRADE AND FINANCE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION. This conference will be held under the theme “Extractive industries and sustainable job creation,” with a view to examining possible ways to boost the contribution that the...
19 November 2015
TECHNOLOGY IN THE 2015 PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND BEYOND. By Heleen de Coninck and Ambuj Sagar for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2015). This paper, prepared ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, review the potential climate technology...