Trade Deals, Multilateralism in the Spotlight as UN General Assembly Gets Underway

Volume
22,
Number
31
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27 September 2018
27 September 2018
Trade has been a high-profile topic both at this week’s UN General Assembly (UNGA), featuring during leaders’ speeches and at meetings in the margins, as officials lay out their visions on trade and multilateralism while also working to advance different negotiating processes at the political level...
27 September 2018
The WTO’s agriculture negotiations resumed last week after the organisation’s annual August hiatus. While the discussions were mainly limited to reviewing negotiating submissions, analysis, and data, some sources indicated that the level of engagement seemed noticeably improved from recent meetings...
27 September 2018
Ministers from a host of steel-producing economies convened on Thursday 20 September at the Global Forum on Excess Steel Capacity in Paris, France, adopting a consensus report which took stock of the progress made to date and called for swift action on implementing various pledges for addressing...
27 September 2018
US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a joint statement from New York on Wednesday 26 September where they announced plans to start formal negotiations for a bilateral trade accord. The news came just days after trade negotiators from both sides met on the margins...
27 September 2018
New data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) suggests that continued tensions and uncertainty on trade could resonate across the global economy, with damaging implications for economic and trade growth. In new figures...
27 September 2018
Boosting the political momentum for climate action has taken centre stage in multiple high-level meetings across North America this month, including at this week’s UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. How to provide the financial resources needed for supporting the Paris Agreement on climate...
27 September 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hiring a Managing Editor for Bridges Africa and Passerelles, its English and French-language periodicals focusing on trade and sustainable development in the African continent. The position is for ICTSD’s Geneva office,...
27 September 2018
Coming Soon 1-3 October, Geneva, Switzerland. TRADE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2018. This annual event, organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC), will focus on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, which is devoted to “responsible consumption and production.” It will look at...
27 September 2018
FACILITATION 2.0: INVESTMENT AND TRADE IN THE DIGITAL AGE. By Rodrigo Polanco Lazo for the RTA Exchange (September 2018). This paper is produced by the RTA Exchange, a joint initiative implemented by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American...