- The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
- C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With David MalpassWorld Bank President David Malpass discusses global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
- Higher Education Webinar: Planning for Vaccine RolloutsAnita L. Barkin, co-chair of the COVID-19 task force at the American College Health Association, leads a discussion on the role of colleges in disseminating vaccines and provide rollout recommendations for campus communities.
- Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty—Reducing the Threat of Nuclear WeaponsThe United Nations is expected to hold the tenth Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2021, following its spring 2020 postponement. In this event, panelists discuss the status of the treaty, which has facilitated nonproliferation cooperation for more than fifty years, including the major accomplishments of its signatories and the challenges they face. The […]
- COVID-19 and Global Equity
- Transition 2021 Series: The First 100 Days and BeyondRichard Haass and David Rubenstein discuss the most pressing foreign policy challenges to greet the Biden administration, including U.S.-China relations, cybersecurity, climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the pandemic, as part of the first event in CFR’s Transition 2021 series. The Transition 2021 series examines the major issues confronting the administration in the foreign policy arena.
- A Conversation With Chairman Kimberly ReedChairman Kimberly Reed discusses how the Export-Import Bank is working to modernize U.S. business competitiveness in the face of contentious trade and business practices by China.
- Covering the States’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
- Frontier Market Entrepreneurship: Startup Success Beyond Silicon Valley and Term Member Happy HourOur panelists discuss the growing amount of startup ecosystems that are popping up outside of Silicon Valley and other major economic centers, including what it takes for many of those startups to succeed amidst political or economic instability, lack of infrastructure, and little to no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools.
- Women, Civic Participation, and the Legacy of the Nineteenth Amendment
- Cambodia: Thousands of garment workers block roads to stage protests demanding unpaid benefits while accusing employers of using short-term contracts to avoid responsibilities
- Cambodia: Govt. issue an announcement to require factories pay seniority payment owed to workers
- Costa Rica: Ignoring rejection by social and union sectors, president ask the Congress to approve Public Employment ReformCosta Rican President Carlos Alvarado asked Congress on Monday for the approval of the Public Employment Reform bill, criticized and rejected by social and union sectors, considering it violates social and labor rights.
- Mexico: U.S. manufacturers with operations and supply chains in the country do not keep up with labour law reformU.S. manufacturers that maintain operations or supply chains in Mexico will continue to face challenges as Mexico accelerates implementation of its new labor law and the United States increases pressure on Mexico for faster labor reforms through unprecedented enforcement tools available under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Manufacturers are the principal focus of this new […]
- Mexico: Due to the use of Mazatec designs in collection, artisans accuse Zimmermann clothing brand of plagiarism: company apologizesOaxaca Congress asks IMPI to sanction the alleged plagiarism of Huautla indigenous designs. Mexican authorities asked the Australian brand to explain the elements in two garments; respond and apologize for use without proper credit.
- EU Parliament to hold crucial vote on corporate accountability & due diligence lawOn January 27, 2021, the European Parliament will hold a decisive vote on the Commission's proposed corporate due diligence and accountability law
- EU-China investment deal: Despite China's concessions on labour and civil society involvement, critics fear EU would turn blind eye to human rights issues
- Ghana: Government task force arrests seven Chinese miners for unauthorised operations
- China: Food security concerns caused by polluted paddy fields haunt Hunan's rice growersCadmium pollution in the soils of China's largest rice-growing province will take take many years to clean up.
- Sailors stranded off Chinese coast due to China-Australia trade dispute
Monthly Archives: May 2017
Having an election before Brexit. This appears to gives the Government a chance to impose more ways of getting our money. ie rewrite the Manifesto.
WHOSE THE PENSIONER VOTING CONSERVATIVE
The country has also had to accept for years that dementia is not an illness and we have to pay for it. Really?
Now The Government are kidding us that 100 K is the way forward and we should be content with the government allowing us to keep 100 K of our inheritance. By the way you pay everything else over when your dead.
The election is unfortunately a diversion. We should be thinking more about Brexit and dealing with it.
We have unfortunately managed to get ourselves into voting for Brexit because Cameron could not work with the European Union. There is a need for The European Union to change attitude and work more for the countries they represent.
That does not mean we stop immigrants. Control it maybe if you can.
We need immigrants from Europe to work with us and for us. So why don’t we go with Europe policy for now and wait for them modify their immigration policy. There is nothing stopping us monitoring the immigration without restriction unless they are criminal etc.
Trading-do we want to trade outside The European Union . Europe are are neighbours and our friends. We should trade with them first. They are on our doorstep.
Are the conservatives going in the right way to improve living and trading conditions. I think not.
- Group of members issue joint pledge on humanitarian food purchasesA group of nearly 80 WTO members issued a joint statement on 21 January pledging not to impose export restrictions on foodstuffs purchased by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid.
- WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Korean productsOn 21 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States — Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products and the Use of Facts Available” (DS539).
- Malaysia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU palm oil measuresMalaysia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU and its member states affecting palm oil and palm crop-based biofuels. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 January.
- WTO panel issues report regarding Pakistan duties on BOPP film from the UAEOn 18 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United Arab Emirates in “Pakistan — Anti-Dumping Measures on Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Film from the United Arab Emirates” (DS538) .
- Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions imposed by PanamaCosta Rica has requested WTO dispute consultations with Panama regarding measures imposed by Panama that restrict or prohibit the import of products such as strawberries, dairy products, meat products, pineapples and bananas from Costa Rica. The request was circulated to WTO members on 14 January.
- DDG Wolff: Focused WTO talks needed on trade and climate change issuesSpeaking at a webinar hosted by the French Association of Large Companies (AFEP) on 14 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said WTO members need to engage in focused and constructive discussions on how to ensure that trade and trade-related measures contribute effectively to global ambitions on climate change. “Conflicts will arise” if actions such as […]
- DDG Wolff outlines possible responses to calls for WTO reformAt a virtual event hosted by Chatham House in London on 13 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined his views on possible responses to calls for reform of the WTO. He focused on issues such as improving the WTO’s negotiating function and decision-making, better accountability in dispute settlement, and other structural reforms. “The status quo […]
- WTO, OECD launch dataset on bilateral trade in servicesThe WTO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 13 January jointly launched a new dataset covering bilateral services trade of over 200 economies from 2005 to 2019. The WTO-OECD Balanced Trade in Services (BaTIS) dataset, which provides detailed data for 12 services sectors in addition to total commercial services, offers a […]
- WIPO and WTO launch enhanced access to the Colloquium Research Papers collectionThe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO have launched a new webpage providing comprehensive access to the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers, a joint academic effort aimed at stimulating analysis and debate on intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly of interest to developing countries. The launch marks the 25th anniversary of the bilateral agreement between the […]
- Estonia donates EUR 20,000 to help increase trade know-how in developing economiesEstonia has contributed EUR 20,000 (CHF 22,000) in 2021 to enhance the trading capacities of developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs). This donation to the WTO’s DDA Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops aimed at helping government officials better understand and implement WTO agreements and improve their negotiating skill-set.
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