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10/12/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Officials from the US and South Korea concluded their second “special session” of their joint committee under their bilateral trade deal, agreeing to consider possible changes to the accord.

 

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10/05/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Talks between the EU and Indonesia for a free trade accord have advanced to “text-based” negotiations in the majority of areas under consideration, according to a report published by the European Commission late last week.

 

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10/05/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced last week that they have made steady progress in their latest negotiating round on modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and are set to reconvene next week in Washington to continue negotiating.

 

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10/05/2017
The Economist

Does the American president’s protectionism pose a threat to emerging countries?

10/02/2017
Financial Times

In the wake of last week’s move by the US Commerce Department to side with Boeing and order preliminary tariffs that would more than triple the price of Bombardier passenger jets imported into the US, plenty of people were eager to link the decision to the protectionism of Donald Trump and even Brexit.

09/28/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP-11, resumed late last week in Tokyo, Japan, as officials debated a series of proposed options for advancing the accord before key meetings in October and November.

 

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09/28/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Trade ministers from Australia and Indonesia announced last week that the two countries would aim to clinch a bilateral trade pact by November, bringing forward their previous target date in an effort to deepen regional supply chains.

 

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09/21/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

On Monday 18 September, UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited Canada to discuss the terms of the trading relationship between the nations post-Brexit, announcing after that the two sides plan to use the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a starting point for a future UK-Canada deal.

 

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09/21/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada is set to start its provisional application on Thursday 21 September, slashing duties on over 98 percent of tariff lines, along with further liberalising services trade and public procurement, among a host of other provisions.

 

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09/21/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Washington audience this week that trade watchers should “expect change, expect new approaches, and expect action” in the current Trump Administration’s policy plans going forward.

 

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