From experimenting with new negotiating formats to thinking ‘outside the box’ in agriculture subsidy matters, Geneva is buzzing with new ideas on trying to break some long-standing negotiating deadlocks.
The European Union and five Eastern and Southern African countries are continuing to inch towards a deepening of their Economic Partnership Agreement following the most recent negotiating round held from 19-23 September in Antananarivo, Madagascar. But key stumbling blocks remain, notably on economic and development cooperation and the EU’s new …
The European Services Forum’s managing director Pascal Kerneis discussed EU-Singapore trade relations with Iana Dreyer’s Borderlex. So what is at stake with the coming revision of their 2019 free trade agreement and with the planned Digital Partnership Agreement?
The trade policy agenda is at its densest this autumn. Selected items to look out for brought to you by Rob Francis, Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman.
An overview of selected developments in Brussels over trade and investment this week. By Iana Dreyer and Rob Francis.
It’s not only self-inflicted financial crisis season, it is also party conference season in the United Kingdom.
India has threatened to impose punitive tariffs of 15% on almost a quarter of a billion dollars worth of UK exports, in retaliation for London’s continuing application of safeguard measures on steel imports. Scotch whisky, aircraft parts, precious metals and beauty products are among a list of 22 products targeted …
Hopes that the United Kingdom will complete its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership by the end of this year are fading, amid indications that the accession talks are progressing less smoothly than had initially been hoped.
Perhaps in the triumph of hope over experience, the EU and Indonesia have recently announced their intention to accelerate progress on their stalled free trade agreement. But political factors and deep-rooted disagreements over the EU’s sustainability and deforestation policies mean that finalising a deal will remain a tall order.
“The world is in a difficult place,” said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Speaking at the opening session of the annual World Trade Organization public forum in Geneva, the institution’s director-general called on policy-makers “to think of policies to restore growth”.