Trade Community Eyes Busy Autumn Negotiations Calendar on WTO, FTA Fronts

Volume
21,
Number
28
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3 August 2017
3 August 2017
The international trade community will have a busy calendar when the autumn semester begins in a few weeks, ranging from preparations for the WTO’s eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the ramping up of trade and integration negotiations around the globe. The year to date...
3 August 2017
Canada, Mexico, and the United States are preparing for the formal launch of negotiations to upgrade the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – a process that is due to begin in less than two weeks. The 16-20 August round will be held in Washington, with reports from the Canadian Press...
3 August 2017
Japan, one of the world’s four largest traders and the third largest economy, will need to press harder with its structural reform efforts, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an assessment published this week. The economic assessment, known as an Article IV Consultation at the Fund, is...
3 August 2017
Australia’s Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said last week that inking an accord with Indonesia is his “number one trade priority,” telling local press that his country’s government is hoping to advance negotiations with the Southeast Asian economy in time to have a “good quality deal in place by...
3 August 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week to extend the state’s cap-and-trade programme through 2030. The scheme, which would have otherwise expired at the end of the decade, is aimed at progressively curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a host of sectors. Proponents say...
3 August 2017
Trade officials from 16 countries finished up the nineteenth round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Hyderabad, India, last week, aiming to pave the way for a ministerial-level gathering in the Philippines this September. “The meeting expressed shared...
3 August 2017
Coming Soon Present-31 August, online. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE FORUM ON MIGRATION, TRADE, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Fundación Foro del Sur will be holding the Forum on Migration, Trade, and the Global Economy in Buenos Aires...
3 August 2017
WORLD TRADE STATISTICAL REVIEW 2017. Published by the World Trade Organization (WTO) (July 2017). This WTO report provides a breakdown of trade policy developments and trends, GDP growth, developing economy participation in world trade, among a host of other related topics. The publication is...