Chris Horseman and Robert Francis on the latest developments in the two critical negotiations at the WTO on fisheries subsidies and on intellectual property. Plans for revised compromise text as WTO fish talks enter end-game A fresh revised text of the planned WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies is expected to …
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The heads of state of the G7 met three days in Cornwall over the week-end to discuss an array of issues and agree on a coordinated general direction of travel for the their respective policies. The main focus was tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, reviving economic growth and investment, and making …
World Trade Organization members today agreed to move to text-based negotiations on two proposals to speed up the supply of vaccines and COVID-19-related medical equipment around the world.
The European Commission today put forward a Communication for discussion at the World Trade Organization, which aims to facilitate the production and export of vaccines and therapeutics. The EU document stops short of supporting a waiver on intellectual property rights for medical products as is being proposed by a number …
It’s busy in Geneva these days. An overview of some of the latest developments by Robert Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body today approved Malaysia’s request for the establishment of a panel to resolve the country’s dispute with the European Union, France, and Lithuania regarding their refusal to classify palm oil and oil palm-based biofuels as renewable energy sources.
An overview of notable recent developments at the World Trade Organization focusing on fish subsidy talks, e-commerce negotiations and trade and health.
G20 countries reiterated their support for the multilateral trading system as a means to ensure global access to vaccines for Covid-19, as well as related medicines and medical equipment.
By Robert Francis and Iana Dreyer. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala held high-powered meetings over a one-day-and-a-half of meetings in Brussels
The European Union’s trade ministers are expected to broadly endorse the new direction of trade policy as proposed by the European Commission in its Trade Policy Review last February. But can the EU’s plans hold given current geopolitical realities and the pandemic context?