US Trade Policy in Focus as NAFTA Fifth Round, Asia Meetings Approach

Volume
21,
Number
36
-
2 November 2017
2 November 2017
The coming weeks are slated to be busy ones in US trade policy circles, as negotiators from the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries prepare for a fifth round of talks in Mexico City, while US President Donald Trump gears up for an Asia trip that is slated to see a series of...
2 November 2017
The 20 th round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) concluded in Incheon, South Korea last week, where delegates sought to build convergence on remaining issues ahead of a pivotal leaders’ meeting in November. Several hundred delegates convened over various...
2 November 2017
The Pacific Alliance met with its incoming “associate members” for the first round of formal free trade negotiations last week in the Colombian city of Cali. The talks aim to confirm Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore’s status of “associate members” to the Latin American trading...
2 November 2017
The past weeks have seen a series of developments in WTO dispute settlement, including the issuing of compliance reports in the ongoing US-Mexico row over “dolphin-safe” tuna labelling requirements ( DS381 ) and Qatar’s request for a panel in a separate dispute against the United Arab Emirates (UAE...
2 November 2017
Trade is expected to be high on the agenda when US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet next week during the American leader’s high-profile trip to Asia, with officials from both sides confirming that economic issues will be raised in Beijing. Trump will be meeting with his...
2 November 2017
The French government gave the green light to an “action plan” last week for the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), following a domestic review of the trade accord’s expected impacts on different public policy areas. Along with addressing the pact’s implementation, it also...
2 November 2017
US and Indian officials debated ways to improve market access, address the movement of skilled professionals, and deepen their overall economic and trading ties last week during the Trade Policy Forum in Washington. However, the meeting did not lead to a joint statement nor the announcement of new...
2 November 2017
Coming Soon 6 November, Bonn, Germany. IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 6 OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (...
2 November 2017
LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION ON PUBLIC STOCKHOLDING PROGRAMMES AT THE WTO: GETTING THE RIGHT METRICS ON THE SUPPORT PROVIDED. Written by Franck Galtier for the E15 Initiative (October 2017). This article, prepared for the E15 Initiative, which is jointly implemented by the International Centre...