US Midterm Elections: Incoming Congress to Face Slate of Trade Policy Considerations

Volume
22,
Number
37
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8 November 2018
8 November 2018
The US held its midterm elections on Tuesday 6 November, with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans retaining their majority in the Senate, setting up a divided legislature that could have significant implications for Washington trade policy for the coming two...
8 November 2018
China kicked off its inaugural International Import Expo (CIIE) this week in Shanghai, bringing together a host of participants from around the world from 5-10 November to discuss the current and future landscape of trade and investment. The six-day event, the first of its kind to focus solely on...
8 November 2018
A group of WTO members has circulated a communication proposing that the General Council adopt a set of “procedures to enhance transparency and strengthen notification requirements under WTO agreements.” The proposal lays out a series of “administrative measures” that could apply to members that...
8 November 2018
The inaugural Bloomberg New Economy Forum wrapped up in Singapore this week, bringing together world business and political leaders to broach imminent challenges around global governance, international trade, technology, climate change, and inclusion against an evolving global economic backdrop...
8 November 2018
The EU’s incoming rules on cadmium in chocolate and other foodstuffs again drew scrutiny from some developing country WTO members at a meeting of the organisation’s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on 1-2 November, trade sources say. The regulation takes effect in less than...
8 November 2018
The European Commission said last week that it is mulling the temporary removal of trade preferences to Myanmar, and is preparing to remove Cambodia’s preferences, citing urgent concerns over both countries’ compliance with fundamental, international human and labour rights conventions. Myanmar and...
8 November 2018
Coming Soon 14 November, Geneva, Switzerland. E-COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT: POLICY, NEGOTIATIONS, AND A FRESH LOOK INTO SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT. This workshop, hosted by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Government of Finland, will place a...
8 November 2018
THE EVOLUTION OF SUBSTANTIVE INVESTMENT PROTECTIONS IN RECENT TRADE AND INVESTMENT TREATIES. By Catharine Titi for the RTA Exchange (November 2018). This paper has been prepared for the RTA Exchange, which is jointly implemented by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (...