US Looks Towards System-Shaping Trade Agenda as New Year Begins

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18 January 2018
18 January 2018
US trade negotiating activity is picking up as the new year gets underway, with some meetings already taking place in early January and others planned for later this month. Separately, a series of reports from domestic investigations on select trade issues are due to be released within the first...
18 January 2018
A host of officials, including several world leaders, are preparing to descend on the Swiss alpine town of Davos next week for four days of high-level discussions which are expected to touch on questions regarding how to improve global cooperation on issues such as the economy, trade, and climate...
18 January 2018
Last week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launched his country’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2018. As the Philippines passes along the baton to their city-state neighbour, Lee commenced the agenda-setting process and outlined directions for the...
18 January 2018
The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions announced the start of its long-awaited emissions trading scheme (ETS) one month ago, on 19 December. As the new year begins, how the world’s largest carbon market will operate in practice and when trading might begin will be a closely-watched...
18 January 2018
Trade negotiations between the EU and a number of Latin American countries are picking up in the new year, with officials aiming to clinch an updated EU-Mexico agreement and a long-waited EU-Mercosur accord in the near term. EU-Mexico talks have already resumed, with negotiators meeting last week...
18 January 2018
Canada has filed a wide-ranging WTO case ( DS535 ) against the United States on various aspects of Washington’s trade remedy practices, citing examples affecting several countries and that in some cases date back several years. The 32-page complaint was submitted on 20 December and circulated on 10...
18 January 2018
The new year will see the next stage in the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the other 27 EU member states, after the latter group, meeting under the European Council, called for the end of the first phase of negotiations in mid-December. The move was confirmed after the Council...
18 January 2018
Coming Soon 19 January, Nairobi, Kenya. WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE RURAL BIOENERGY SOLUTIONS IN AFRICA. This workshop is being organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and Japan International Research Center for...
18 January 2018
INTERNATIONAL TRADE GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: THE EXPANSION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (December 2017). This new paper aims to explore issues on trade-related aspects of moving towards the increased use of...