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07/06/2017
Reuters

Japan and the European Union agreed a free trade pact on Thursday to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist turn.

06/29/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Negotiators from the EU and Japan are ramping up their work to clinch a bilateral trade agreement, with reports suggesting that the two sides are tentatively hoping to have a political deal in place by this year’s G20 leaders’ summit.

 

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06/29/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer discussed with lawmakers the Trump administration’s trade policy priorities for the coming year, covering areas such as the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the upcoming WTO ministerial conference.

 

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06/22/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Australia, New Zealand, and eight Pacific island countries signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) last week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, eight years after negotiations for the trade and development deal began.

 

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06/22/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

US and New Zealand officials are exploring options to deepen bilateral trade ties, with the possibility of formal trade talks being floated. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay met with US trade officials, including US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, during his trip to the North American nation last week.

 

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06/22/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Officials from governments, international agencies, the private sector, and civil society discussed policy plans and ideas for how to address the gender trade gap during the International Forum on Women and Trade in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday 20 June.

 

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06/22/2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Members of the G20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies are gearing up for their leaders' summit in Hamburg, scheduled from 7-8 July. The high-level event, which is being held this year under the German presidency, is slated to see the topic of trade take centre stage.

 

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06/21/2017
Global Trade Review

The US will lose an estimated US$3.1bn from its exports due to its Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) withdrawal, a new study shows. Meanwhile the remaining 11 members would enjoy marginal gains from the US’ TPP withdrawal, with Mexico and Canada set to benefit most.

06/20/2017
The Telegraph

The trade talks with the US will kick off next month as British officials start to scope out plans for a deal, with the aim of setting up a free trade agreement as soon as possible after Brexit.

06/20/2017
The Washington Post

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to seek a broad agreement on trade at next month’s Group of 20 summit and told German business leaders that she won’t give up on a free-trade deal between Europe and the U.S.

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