13 results about ENVIRONMENT


NEWS

US Announces Move to Bar Timber Imports from Peruvian Company, Citing Illegal Logging Concerns

October 26, 2017

The US is set to use a provision in its trade accord with Peru to bar entry to imported timber from Inversiones La Oroza, a Peruvian exporter, according to an announcement from the Office of the US... READ MORE

RESEARCH

Environment in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Legal Analysis

December 13, 2016

The objective of this paper is to provide policymakers in the fields of trade and sustainable development with a brief overview of the main elements and potential implications of the environmental... 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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APEC Members Slash Tariffs on Environmental Goods, Group Says

February 4, 2016

Members of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) alliance have released documents detailing progress on implementing their joint pledge to cut applied tariffs to five percent or le... READ MORE

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Pacific Trade Deal Foes Say Keystone Case Shows Pact's Risk

January 6, 2016

A legal dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline is giving opponents of a Pacific trade agreement a fresh argument in their effort to get Congress to kill the pact. They say the case announced Wednes... READ MORE

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Trina Exits EU Pricing Program as Solar Import Duties Extended

December 11, 2015

Trina Solar Ltd., the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, is withdrawing from a voluntary program to sell panels in the European Union above a fixed minimum price that the company said is hindering it... READ MORE

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Environmental goods agreement trade talks stall ahead of Nairobi ministerial

December 9, 2015

A bid to seal the product list for a tariff-liberalising “Environmental Goods Agreement” (EGA) among a group of 17 WTO members ran into difficulties during the latest negotiating round... READ MORE

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European Commission extends ‘unfair’ import tariff on Chinese solar panels

December 7, 2015

The European Commission over the weekend extended its punitive import tariffs and price controls on solar panels from China which were originally due to expire today, Monday 7 December. The move, call... READ MORE

RESEARCH

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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The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Assessing the scope for green procurement

December 1, 2015

The WTO's revised General Procurement Agreement (GPA) covers government purchasing of goods, services, and construction work valued at US$1.7 trillion annually. The most serious threat to the a... READ MORE

RESEARCH

How Much Will the Davos Initiative Help Reduce Trade Barriers in “Green Goods”?

March 1, 2014

At its launch in 2001, the Doha Round of trade negotiations was dubbed the round for the “Developing Countries and for the protection of the environment.” Under Doha, World Trade Organi... READ MORE

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of n... READ MORE

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Trade and Green Economy A Handbook

January 1, 2014

This handbook aims to foster a better understanding of the inter-linkages between international trade, the environment and the green economy. It therefore focuses on national and international trad... READ MORE