The US is hoping to finish the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks by the end of this year, according to a report that was submitted to Congress on Tuesday. This year’s Annual Trade Policy Agenda, which outlines the US executive branch’s priorities for the upcoming year, comes at a time when the Obama trade agenda [...]
The twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement wrapped up an intensive series of talks on Tuesday, reporting progress but no final deal. Trade observers had been watching this month’s Singapore ministerial closely to see if an agreement - or at least a new timeframe for one - might be announced, after participants missed [...]
O governo brasileiro decidiu, em reunião ocorrida em 19 de fevereiro, instalar um painel de implementação na Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC). O objetivo é verificar se a recente aprovação da Farm Bill estadunidense (ver Boletim de Notícias Pontes, vol. 9, n. 1) incorpora as conclusões apresentadas pelo Órgão de Solução de Controvérias (OSC) da [...]
Talks between the US and EU for a comprehensive trade and investment pact are set to kick into higher gear, following a highly-anticipated “political stocktaking” meeting between the two sides’ top trade officials. Though the negotiations are said to be “on track,” both sides cautioned that the biggest challenges are yet to come.
The meetings, held [...]
Editorial - Ministers formally signed off on their first multilateral trade deal in nearly two decades on 7 December 2013 in Bali, after intense and difficult negotiations. The final agreement contains decisions on the three pillars of the Bali package: trade facilitation, some agricultural issues, and select development-focused provisions.
The Bali Package, analysts say, has the [...]