WTO Negotiations: Members Debate New Farm Trade Proposals on Domestic Support, Transparency

Volume
21,
Number
37
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9 November 2017
9 November 2017
Over the past fortnight, a series of WTO members have put forward new proposals involving different aspects of the agriculture talks, including on trade-distorting domestic support, public stockholding for food security purposes, and on the quality and enforcement of notification requirements. In...
9 November 2017
Trade negotiators debated a series of additions to a draft, integrated text of proposals on disciplining harmful fisheries subsidies last week, during a cluster of meetings at the WTO’s Geneva headquarters. The meetings, held from 31 October to 3 November, followed on previous meetings in October...
9 November 2017
The interlinkages between trade and investment – as well as the potential role of the WTO in investment facilitation – took centre stage during a high-level meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, held from 2-3 November. The high-level forum was co-hosted by the Nigerian government, the Commission of the...
9 November 2017
US President Donald Trump began his five-nation trip in the Asia-Pacific region this past weekend, starting with a visit to Tokyo to address trade relations and other foreign policy matters with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The meeting of leaders from two of the world’s largest economies was...
9 November 2017
The past weeks have seen WTO negotiators engage in intensive debate on how and whether to advance with an outcome on domestic regulation in services in time for the organisation’s eleventh ministerial conference (MC11), slated for 10-13 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A group of 25 WTO members...
9 November 2017
The US Commerce Department announced last week the final determinations in the anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on imported softwood lumber from Canada, in a move that trade observers say could ratchet up tensions between the North American neighbours. The duties, which were confirmed...
9 November 2017
Advancing on trade rule-making in various regional contexts – including negotiating an EU-Australia trade accord and advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) process – could play a valuable role in supporting the multilateral trading system, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...
9 November 2017
Coming Soon 6-17 November, Bonn, Germany. ICTSD AT THE TWENTY-THIRD CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UNFCCC (COP 23). At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)...
9 November 2017
IMPLICATIONS OF WTO TALKS ON AGRICULTURAL DOMESTIC SUPPORT FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. Published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (November 2017). This new information note looks at the stakes for the WTO’s poorest members in the ongoing negotiations on...