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Facilitating trade and building inclusive agricultural supply chains with blockchain

October 5, 2018

Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and smart contracts can be a key component of trade facilitation, bringing greater transparency, accountability, efficiency, and traceability to the excha... READ MORE

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EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Trump

July 6, 2017

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... READ MORE

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U.S. pork industry chief eager for early trade deal with Japan after Trump’s TPP withdrawal

June 13, 2017

A U.S. pork industry leader has expressed strong hopes to see Washington and Tokyo quickly strike a free trade agreement, following the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw America from the... READ MORE

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US, Mexico Clinch "Agreement in Principle" On Sugar Trade

June 8, 2017

Economic officials from the US and Mexico announced on Tuesday 6 June that they had reached a draft deal to prevent trade remedies planned by Washington on imported Mexican sugar, capping a prolong... READ MORE

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Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation

June 1, 2017

Despite agriculture’s modest contribution to GDP in all three partner countries, agricultural issues will be a thorny aspect of the NAFTA renegotiation—just as they are in other trade a... READ MORE

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Donald Trump takes aim at Canada

April 29, 2017

Attacks on dairy farmers and loggers are the opening shots in a bigger confrontation over trade READ MORE

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Why Is Trump Risking a Trade War With Canada?

April 26, 2017

The president has softened some of his tough talk toward China and Mexico, transferring it to Canada and disputes over softwood lumber and dairy products. Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president... READ MORE

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Macri confident a Mercosur/European Union trade accord can be expected in the second half of 2017

April 19, 2017

Argentine president Mauricio Macri is convinced that in the second half of the year Mercosur will sign the long awaited trade agreement with the European Union and will establish closer links with the... READ MORE

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Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

April 2, 2017

From the hundreds of millions of tortillas consumed every year to the countless tons of corn-enriched feed that fattens livestock and poultry, corn is perhaps Mexico’s most important agricultural comm... READ MORE

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Here's what Donald Trump could want from Canada on NAFTA

February 3, 2017

Wondering what the Americans might want from Canada in a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Multiple clues might be embedded in a document published by the U.S. government. READ MORE

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Japan, EU in talks seeking free-trade deal by year-end

December 14, 2016

Japan and the European Union are holding last-ditch talks this week to try reach a broad free trade agreement by the end of the year, Japanese government officials said. The two-way trade talks have t... READ MORE

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Data fight emerges as last big hurdle to EU-Japan trade deal

December 9, 2016

A dispute over data has emerged as an unexpected obstacle to an EU-Japan free-trade deal only weeks before diplomats expected to seal a political agreement. READ MORE

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Comparing Safeguard Measures in Recent Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreements

November 17, 2016

As negotiators pursue talks on a workable agricultural safeguard mechanism at the World Trade Organization, it is critical that they have access to up-to-date and reliable information on the extent... READ MORE

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UK will agree tariff-free trade deal with EU, minister claims

October 23, 2016

The European Union will agree a tariff-free trade deal with the UK – and it will not run into the same difficulties faced by the troubled Canadian pact, a cabinet minister has insisted. READ MORE

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South Asia's Turn:Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse

October 6, 2016

The report examines three critical and relatively understudied drivers of competitiveness: Economies of agglomeration: firms and workers accrue benefits from locating close together in cities or cl... READ MORE

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Mercosur’s missed boat

May 14, 2016

At a meeting in Brussels this week, officials from the European Union (EU) and Mercosur exchanged offers to cut tariffs and expand market access for each others’ goods and services. This is their seco... READ MORE

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John Key leads delegation to China to talk trade

April 18, 2016

Prime Minister John Key and two of his senior ministers will be pushing for greater trade access to China during an official visit there this week. While two-way trade has increased substantially to m... READ MORE

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EU not to let TTIP weaken food safety standards: agriculture commissioner

April 16, 2016

European Union (EU) agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan ruled out that the bloc will let the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to weaken EU standards and regulations on food produ... READ MORE

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Australia to bring its "largest ever trade mission" to China: minister

April 4, 2016

Representatives from more than 1,000 Australian businesses will be part of Australia's "largest ever trade mission" to China this month, following the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreeme... READ MORE

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EU looks to downgrade summit with Japan as trade talks stall

March 6, 2016

The annual summit between Japan and the European Union could be downgraded to an informal dialogue, as the bloc is frustrated at the slow progress of free-trade talks between the two sides, sources cl... READ MORE

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South Korea, Vietnam ink trade and investment deal

March 5, 2016

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC) to facilitate the exchange of inves... READ MORE

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Free talks with Korea likely to start after June

February 23, 2016

South Korean Ambassador Dr Song Jong-hwan has voiced the hope that formal negotiations with Pakistan for a free trade agreement will start immediately after June this year and called trade liberalisat... READ MORE

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TPP to help protect brands, lower nontariff barriers

February 8, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a comprehensive free trade agreement spanning parts of the Asia-Pacific, is expected to lower tariffs on food and agricultural products. The pact could also bring food p... READ MORE

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Assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Volume 1: Market Access and Sectoral Issues

February 1, 2016

After five and a half years of negotiations, the Barack Obama administration concluded the most ambitious free trade deal of the postwar era on October 5, 2015. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... READ MORE

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Japan free trade deal brings benefits to Hunter wine and beef producers

January 20, 2016

Grape-growers in the New South Wales Upper Hunter appear to be reaping the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised. Export sales for fresh table gr... READ MORE

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China open to historic free-trade deal with Canada under certain provisos

January 14, 2016

China wants to forge a historic free-trade deal with Canada, but a senior Chinese official said this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pi... READ MORE

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South Africa, US Settle Poultry Row, Averting AGOA Suspension

January 14, 2016

South Africa and the US reached an agreement last week on the technical issues which have been blocking US meat – essentially poultry, pork and beef – imports into the African country.&... READ MORE

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Canada opens its market to Argentine boneless fresh and frozen beef after 13 years

January 13, 2016

Canada finally made official the opening of its market to Argentine boneless beef, both fresh and frozen. This happens after thirteen years of negotiations, according to an end of the year release fro... READ MORE

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Post-Doha trading system: Five points for African economies to consider

January 6, 2016

The package that came out of the December 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi—the first hosted by an African nation—has been hailed as one of the most substantial pac... READ MORE

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Post-Doha trading system: Five points for African economies to consider

January 6, 2016

The package that came out of the December 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi—the first hosted by an African nation—has been hailed as one of the most substantial pac... READ MORE

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Africa to Export Duty, Quota-Free Cotton

December 30, 2015

African countries can now export their cotton to developed countries duty-and quota-free as from January 2016 following a global deal sealed in Nairobi at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministeria... READ MORE

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Japan sets standard as free trade soars

December 18, 2015

Soaring agribusiness and other exports to Japan will be detailed today by Malcolm Turnbull in a development that will buoy ­industry and the government, reeling from the massive hit to iron ore revenu... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update #4 - As Clock Runs Down, WTO Nairobi Talks Kick Into Gear

December 17, 2015

Negotiations at the WTO’s ministerial meet have gained pace, sources say, with Thursday’s talks set to run through the night as members search for common ground that enables them to adv... READ MORE

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Japan is Pressed by EU to Reach Free-Trade Agreement in 2016

December 17, 2015

Japan should aim to reach a free-trade agreement with the European Union next year or risk undermining EU interest in a deal, the 28-nation bloc’s chief negotiator warned. Mauro Petriccione said an EU... READ MORE

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South Africa to open poultry quota Friday

December 17, 2015

South Africa will open a new tariff-free quota for U.S. poultry on Friday in an effort to avoid a suspension of its benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, South African Trade Minister... READ MORE

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Africa Nations to Consider Cotton Case If Nairobi Talks Fail

December 16, 2015

African nations are considering presenting a case against governments they accuse of distorting trade in cotton if this week’s negotiations in the Kenyan capital don’t deliver a favorable deal. Cotton... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update #1 - Divides Run Deep as Ministers Arrive at Nairobi WTO Meet

December 14, 2015

Trade ministers are arriving in Nairobi, Kenya to begin their latest biennial conference, set to be held from 15-18 December. Whether the WTO meet will indeed be able to yield substantive outcomes... READ MORE

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Kenya to Lead Calls for an End to Subsidies On Agri-Exporter

December 13, 2015

Kenya is keen on having subsidies on agricultural exports by developed countries removed as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference opens in Nairobi on Tuesday. The four-day event, w... READ MORE

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Battle lines drawn as WTO meet begins in Nairobi

December 12, 2015

Just two days before the World Trade Organization's (WTO) 10th ministerial conference is set to begin in Nairobi on December 15, India is facing a tough battle ahead. While India has maintained an unf... READ MORE

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Visiting CARDI scientists to aid in improving coconut production

December 12, 2015

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) scientists are presently in Guyana networking with stakeholders involved in the European Union (EU)-financed four-year “Coconut Indust... READ MORE

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Canada and Mexico win trade ruling over US livestock law

December 7, 2015

Canada and Mexico have won a trade victory over US law requiring country of origin labelling on beef and pork.The World Trade Organisation ruled the policy violated the North American Free Trade Agree... READ MORE

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E.U., Vietnam complete trade negotiations

December 3, 2015

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguy?n T?n D?ng announced on Dec. 3 that they had officially concluded negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (F... READ MORE

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An Assessment of the Korea-China Free Trade Agreement

December 1, 2015

Of all the free trade agreements (FTAs) concluded by Korea with its major trading partners since the turn of the century, the Korea-China FTA may the largest in trade terms. it is, however, far fro... READ MORE

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Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market

November 26, 2015

The European Union will abolish its tariffs on automobiles only if Japan liberalizes its agricultural sector under a free trade agreement currently being negotiated, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malm... READ MORE

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TPP as inspiration for the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi?

November 1, 2015

At the beginning of October, 12 Pacific Rim countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade pact, as it includes many issues th... READ MORE

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Korea and the TPP: The Inevitable Partnership

August 1, 2015

Korea's decision to delay joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks was a tactical mistake. It is now left with primarily two options to participate: (1) ask to join the TPP, if possibl... READ MORE

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U.S., Honduras Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade

April 29, 2015

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz today signed an agreement to support agricultural development and trade in Honduras. READ MORE

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Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean: Striving for a Diverse and Dynamic Relationship

March 1, 2015

For Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia has gone from an afterthought to a centerpiece of economic relations over the last decade. Seemingly out of nowhere, fast-growing Asian economies bec... READ MORE

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TTIP – Is free trade coming to the north Atlantic?

May 1, 2014

The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are about a year old and making only slow progress. This column argues that TTIP is a long-run project that will probably tak... READ MORE

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Five Questions Answered on Africa’s Rising Economic Growth

February 1, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about Africa’s rising economic prosperity and whether it is sustainable and deeply rooted in reducing extreme poverty across the continent. So, I sat down to answ... READ MORE

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China’s Charm Offensive Signals a New Strategic Era in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2013

The coming decade will see different visions for the future of trade and geopolitics in Asia play out, with Southeast Asia at the center of it all. Beijing’s new charm offensive is the latest... READ MORE

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ANZTEC and Taiwan’s Quest for Economic Integration

August 1, 2013

The carefully titled Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC), signed on July 10, represents a diplomat... READ MORE

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Why Japan Should Join the TPP

March 1, 2013

Since the first merchant ship of the new American republic set sail from New York for Canton in 1784, trade has been at the heart of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Deepening economic exchange w... READ MORE

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Japan’s Trade Policy in 2013: Possibilities and Pitfalls

February 1, 2013

2013 could very well be a big year for Japanese trade policy. Japan is contemplating four major trade negotiations that could finally help its trade policy gain traction: the trilateral China-Japan... READ MORE