- Vale to pay out over $107 million in damages for Brumadinho dam collapse
- Revised draft of proposed binding treaty on business & human rights
- UAE-based worker gets unpaid salaries, reunites with family
- Cambodia: Suoy indigenous people express concerns over the loss of reserve land for future generations
- Cambodia: Academia urges govt. to reform economic land concession procedures and support villagers in need of land for farming
- AS: Grupo México declarado responsable | Respuesta de Pan American Silver en Guatemala | Brasil: Decisión por desastre de Brumadinho | Otras noticias
- USA: LGBTQ ex-employees share experience of lawsuit against Dell for alleged gender identity discrimination
- USA: Party City settles pregnancy & disability discrimination lawsuit for $39 000
- Revised draft of proposed binding treaty on business & human rights
- América Latina: Preocupaciones sobre el impacto medioambiental de la exportación de la carne a China
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Our trade with Europe is hundreds of Billions. Why is The Government having a trade mission to Africa. Our trade with them is less than 10 Billion.
Why are we pushing a Cabinet Brexit document to the EU that does not improve our chances of promoting trade to America.
Why is the government focusing on a compromise with The EU that is worse than being in The EU,
It is clear that The Government is unable to agree themselves and they are coming up with a document that is a compromise and is a complete waste of time.
Its not a good idea to destroy ourselves. It is better to stay in Europe and push for reforms within the Union.
- Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement BodyThe WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 16 July 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
- WTO launches “Trading for Impact” video contestThe WTO is inviting young people to take part in a video contest aimed at showcasing their stories, hopes and aspirations for world trade. The winners will be announced at the WTO’s Public Forum to be held from 8 to 11 October in Geneva. All videos must be submitted by 30 August 2019.
- STDF responding to needs of developing countries in building SPS capacity, evaluation saysThe Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) is responding to the needs of developing countries by improving their capacity to meet sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards and to unlock trade opportunities, according to an independent evaluation published on 17 July 2019. The report covers the performance of the STDF over the last five years.
- DDG Wolff: The opportunity for reform of the trading system must not be squanderedSpeaking at an event held at the Banque de France Conference Centre in Paris on 16 July to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Agreements, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff called on leaders to ensure “open trade under agreed global rules is an essential part of a revitalized international economic order that can continue […]
- Appellate Body issues report on US compliance with countervailing duties rulingOn 16 July the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by China in “United States — Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China — Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU By China” (DS437).
- Trade Policy Review: North MacedoniaThe second review of the trade policies and practices of North Macedonia takes place on 15 and 17 July 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of North Macedonia.
- WTO issues second compliance panel report regarding Thai measures on imported cigarettesOn 12 July 2019 the WTO circulated the panel report in the compliance case initiated by the Philippines in “Thailand — Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines — Second Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the Philippines” (DS371).
- Belarus reaffirms intent to complete WTO accession by next Ministerial ConferenceAt the 12th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Belarus on 11 July, a high-level government delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Turchin reaffirmed the strong intention of Minsk to complete WTO accession negotiations by the next WTO Ministerial Conference, which will take place in June 2020 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. […]
- WTO issues panel reports regarding US measures on Canadian, Mexican steel and aluminiumOn 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by Canada and Mexico in “United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products” (DS550) and “United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products” (DS551).
- WTO issues panel reports regarding Canadian, Mexican duties on US productsOn 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by the United States in “Canada — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States” (DS557) and “Mexico — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States” (DS560).
- A new UK Chancellor could increase spending for a No Deal BrexitAppearing on the BBC's Politics Live programme on 4 July, Open Europe's Henry Newman discusses the Conservative Party leadership race.The post A new UK Chancellor could increase spending for a No Deal Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- The European Parliament’s composition after BrexitOpen Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at how the composition of the new European Parliament would change after the UK's departure. The post The European Parliament’s composition after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- The selection of top EU jobs explainedFollowing last week's European elections, Open Europe’s Zoe Alipranti explains the path that lies ahead for the selection of top EU jobs.The post The selection of top EU jobs explained appeared first on Open Europe.
- Will the next Prime Minister face similar Brexit problems?In the wake of Theresa May's resignation announcement, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh discusses the next steps on Brexit in an interview with Al-Jazeera English.The post Will the next Prime Minister face similar Brexit problems? appeared first on Open Europe.
- How will the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections affect the EU?The UK’s unexpected participation in the European Parliament elections has already had a significant impact on domestic politics. However, as Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, the election of British MEPs will also have consequences for the EU. The post How will the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections affect the EU? appeared first […]
- Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe discusses level playing field provisions after BrexitOpen Europe's Pieter Cleppe gave evidence to the House of Commons Exiting the EU select committee on 15 May. Below is a brief summary of the session.The post Open Europe’s Pieter Cleppe discusses level playing field provisions after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- How did the Brexit process unfold?Open Europe's Dominic Walsh features in Global News Canada's explainer of the Brexit process.The post How did the Brexit process unfold? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Even after the extension, Brexit options remain the sameOpen Europe's David Shiels discusses Brexit developments on RTE News Prime Time programme on 11 April.The post Even after the extension, Brexit options remain the same appeared first on Open Europe.
- European press reacts to ‘Halloween Brexit’After the emergency European Council agreed on a 'flexible' Article 50 extension until 31 October, Open Europe reviews European press reactions to yet another Brexit delay.The post European press reacts to ‘Halloween Brexit’ appeared first on Open Europe.
- New Open Europe poll on forthcoming European Parliamentary electionsA new Open Europe poll conducted by Hanbury Strategy reveals current voting intentions for the 2019 European Parliamentary elections.The post New Open Europe poll on forthcoming European Parliamentary elections appeared first on Open Europe.