Trade Expected to Top Hefty Agenda as G7 Leaders Arrive in Charlevoix

Volume
22,
Number
20
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7 June 2018
7 June 2018
Leaders from the G7 coalition of advanced economies are due to arrive in Charlevoix, Canada, on Friday 8 June for two days of meetings that are expected to focus heavily on trade. This year’s summit, hosted under the Canadian presidency, is meant to cover five main themes, dealing with inclusive...
7 June 2018
The past week has been a pivotal one for EU-China trade ties, as high-level officials met in Brussels to review areas of cooperation and shared concern, including on trade and investment, while discussing global trade tensions and bilateral irritants. The discussions were held in the context of the...
7 June 2018
The top trade diplomats of Japan, the US, and the EU met in Paris, France, late last week to discuss joint measures to counter allegedly unfair competitive conditions caused by market-distorting subsidies, state-owned enterprises, and forced technology transfers by third countries. The meeting is...
7 June 2018
The European Commission unveiled a set of legislative proposals on 1 June that would cut farm subsidies to European agriculture in the bloc’s next 7-year financial framework, while also granting member states greater authority over how support is allocated. The €365 billion legislative proposals...
7 June 2018
Last week, the Canadian federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project from energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan for C$4.5 billion (US$3.5 billion), calling the move essential for reaching new markets and creating jobs, amid environmental concerns from climate...
7 June 2018
India and Singapore have clinched a deal to update their Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), in a bid to boost bilateral trade and facilitate economic cooperation on multiple fronts. The changes are part of the accord’s second review, with officials flagging in particular the...
7 June 2018
Coming Soon 7-8 June, New York City, US. GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE ROLE OF MICRO-, SMALL- AND MEDIUM- ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs). The objective of this United Nations symposium is to provide contributions to the 2018 High-Level Political Forum...
7 June 2018
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS (IIA) ISSUES NOTE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT REGIME. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (May 2018). This issues note discusses a number of recent developments in international investment policymaking,...