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Press Advisory – Expertise on new “green goods” trade commitment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Over a dozen WTO members - including the US, EU, and China - announced today in Davos, Switzerland a commitment to achieve “global free trade” in environmental goods, with plans to eventually launch formal negotiations. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) has worked closely with lead participants over [...]

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New Consortium to Enhance Exchange of Information on Regional Trade Agreements

For immediate release
BALI, INDONESIA - A consortium of three institutions - the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) - today announced the launch of the “RTA Exchange” a knowledge and dialogue platform aimed at promoting international dialogue, deeper analysis and information-sharing [...]

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Bali Meeting: Sustainability Key to Future of Multilateral Trade

BALI, INDONESIA - Incorporating sustainable development into the multilateral trading system is crucial to the successful future of the system, attendees at a major side event being held on the sidelines of the WTO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference heard today.
The opening plenary of the Bali Trade and Development Symposium, moderated by Indonesian TV personality and former [...]

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Global Trade Experts Weigh in on Bali Ministerial and Future of WTO

BALI, INDONESIA - The Bali Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) kicked-off today amidst continuing uncertainty on the outcome of the WTO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference. In keeping with the current Bali mood, the opening session of the major Ministerial side event discussed the future of a world trade system in flux, with global trade experts sharing [...]

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How to feed China *without breaking global trade rules*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jonathan Hepburn, Programme Manager on Agriculture
Tel. +41 22 917 87 56; [email protected]
(Geneva, 6 June 2013) China’s farm subsidies could be used to tackle domestic food insecurity and rural poverty without having a significant impact on world markets, a new study finds. Farm support could also be used to mitigate against environmental challenges.
Key [...]

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