WTO Members Debate Next Steps to Resolve Systemic Trade Tensions

Volume
22,
Number
16
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9 May 2018
9 May 2018
The challenges facing the multilateral trading system took centre stage at meetings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, as members weighed in on trade tensions among some major members; the status of its global trade court; and the next steps for its negotiating arm...
9 May 2018
Top officials from the US and China have been holding a series of meetings over the past week, with more on the way, in a bid to address high-profile trade tensions on industrial overcapacity, intellectual property rights enforcement, and the use of unilateral trade actions. A high-level US trade...
9 May 2018
Negotiators from the EU and South American customs bloc Mercosur are reportedly due to reconvene this month, as officials push for an agreement in principle that would help wrap up the nearly two-decade-old trade talks. Officials are slated to meet this month in the Paraguayan capital city of...
9 May 2018
As the clock winds down before a 1 June deadline for the EU’s 28 members and two other countries to reach agreements with the US to avoid steel and aluminium tariffs, the officials involved have been floating ideas on how best to address the issue. The US announced on 30 April that it would be...
9 May 2018
Negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the US have resumed high-level discussions aimed at bringing talks for updating their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to a successful close, with officials calling for an ambitious result despite the limited time remaining before electoral dynamics...
9 May 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is looking to fill the following vacancies. ICTSD is hiring a Managing Editor for Bridges Africa and Passerelles, its English and French-language periodicals focusing on trade and sustainable development in the African continent...
9 May 2018
Coming Soon 11-12 May, Suzhou, China. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INSTITUTE SESSIONS ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION, FINANCIAL LITERACY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT: SIXTH SEMINAR ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ECONOMIES. This Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) event will focus on the roles of infrastructure...
9 May 2018
DESIGNING COMMON BUT DIFFERENTIATED RULES FOR REGIONAL TRADE DISPUTES. By Amy Porges for the RTA Exchange (May 2018). This paper was prepared for the RTA Exchange, a joint initiative implemented by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American...