US Presidential Candidates Face Off on Trade in First Debate

Volume
20,
Number
32
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29 September 2016
29 September 2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump openly clashed on trade and their respective visions on how to boost the American economy on Monday, during their first of three presidential debates. The 26 September debate , spanning 90 minutes, was expected to draw 100 million viewers for the live show...
29 September 2016
EU trade ministers affirmed last week that finishing negotiations on a bilateral trade and investment deal with the US before year’s end is an “unrealistic” goal, following informal meetings held late last week in Bratislava, Slovakia. The 22-23 September meeting had been flagged as a potentially...
29 September 2016
A group of 17 WTO members negotiating a tariff-liberalising Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are ramping up efforts to finalise the deal later this year, following another round of talks last week that reportedly saw good progress. However, many sources also acknowledge that the pace would need...
29 September 2016
The new Paris Agreement on climate change – secured last December in the French capital after which it is named – has been ratified by 61 nations, crossing the first of two thresholds required for it to come into effect. The news has raised expectations that the landmark accord could come online in...
29 September 2016
The importance of making trade even more inclusive – especially for smaller businesses, women, and other stakeholders who have historically struggled to access the full benefits of trade – took centre stage this week at the World Trade Organization during its annual Public Forum. The three-day...
29 September 2016
The WTO has once again downgraded its global trade growth forecast for 2016 and 2017, issuing sobering new figures on Tuesday morning during its annual Public Forum. The 27 September report now projects that global trade will grow by 1.7 percent this year, marking a sizable cut from the WTO’s April...
29 September 2016
In Ottawa last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that his country will commence “exploratory talks” as a first step towards potentially negotiating a free trade agreement, following a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The decision was made “in acknowledgement of the...
29 September 2016
A panel has found that the EU and four of the bloc’s member states have not taken enough steps to bring some WTO-inconsistent subsidies for aerospace giant Airbus in line with global trade rules , while at the same time deeming that some of the US’ claims on whether certain subsidies qualify as “...
29 September 2016
Coming Soon 30 September, Tokyo, Japan. WORLD BANK GROUP SEMINAR "CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT." This World Bank seminar will feature as its guest speaker Julia Bucknall, the organisation’s acting Sr. Director for the Environment and Natural Resources...
29 September 2016
REDUCING IMPORT TARIFFS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS: THE APEC EXPERIENCE. By Rene Vossenaar for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (September 2016). This new research paper evaluates the efforts made by the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)...