Trudeau, Freeland Make Case for NAFTA As Trade Negotiators Prepare for Next Round

Volume
22,
Number
5
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15 February 2018
15 February 2018
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded a trip to the US this past weekend to discuss trade and other areas of cooperation with state and local leaders, touting the potential for an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) while cautioning that the final deal would still need to...
15 February 2018
On Tuesday 13 February, lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted to approve a bill renewing the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a programme with implications for developing countries that trade with the US. The House voted 400-2 to extend the programme for an additional three...
15 February 2018
The latest formal round of Brexit negotiations drew to a close last Friday, covering issues related to the Irish border, the governance of the withdrawal agreement, and the transition period after the UK leaves the European Union. The meetings in Brussels also saw officials afterward note...
15 February 2018
Officials from some EU member states and the bloc’s executive branch have affirmed in recent weeks that the US’ continued participation in the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change is essential if the two sides are to resume formal trade talks in the future. Speaking to the French Parliament early...
15 February 2018
Intergovernmental efforts to craft a “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration” are now moving into the negotiation stage, with the release of a “zero draft” last week and the first round of talks set for 20-23 February in New York. The round is one of six scheduled ahead of a summit...
15 February 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina is said to be in the penultimate stages of concluding negotiations with WTO members to join the global trade club, following a process that was launched nearly two decades ago. The Balkan country began accession talks in July 1999. Last week, the “working party” tasked with...
15 February 2018
Coming Soon 20 February, online. GGKP WEBINAR: WIN-WIN SOLUTIONS FOR CLEAN ENERGY, SMART AGRICULTURE, SANITATION, AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES. This webinar is being organised by the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and will focus on communities at risk of climate change, and how to ensure these...
15 February 2018
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: A CASE STUDY OF THE MYANMAR GARMENT SECTOR. BY Samah El-Shahat and Violante di Canossa for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (February 2018). This case study focuses on Myanmar’s role in the...