- Corporate Virtual Meeting: Trump, Immigration, and COVID-19The Trump administration has expanded immigration restrictions to suspend until the end of 2020 the issuance of most visas for foreign workers, including those for high-skilled employees and for intra-company transfers. Our panelists discuss the ramifications for business and U.S. competitiveness.
- Virtual Meeting: Unrest at Home and U.S. Foreign PolicyPanelists discuss international perceptions of the United States and how the current domestic unrest may affect the country’s ability to promote global democracy and human rights.
- Virtual Meeting: The Insurrection Act and the Future of Civil-Military RelationsSpeakers discuss the Insurrection Act of 1807, the legalities surrounding use of the Act, the history of civil-military relations in the United States, and the role of the military in defending or suppressing civil unrest in U.S. democracy.
- Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Stephen SestanovichStephen Sestanovich discusses retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy debate. The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step […]
- Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With ICC President Chile Eboe-OsujiInternational Criminal Court (ICC) President Chile Eboe-Osuji discusses the purpose and value of the ICC’s work and the ICC’s relationship with the United States.
- Virtual Roundtable: International Trade and Women’s RightsAs research definitively establishes a link between gender equality and global prosperity, more countries have sought to remove the economic barriers women face and foster their participation. In the United States, Congress is taking steps to ensure that U.S. trade policies enable opportunities for and do not discriminate against women: Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and […]
- Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Amy JaffeAmy Jaffe discusses energy innovation and U.S.-China relations, including an assessment of the energy strategies of the two countries, how these strategies influence the bilateral relationship, and their impact on foreign policy, climate change, and economic rivalry.
- Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Alice HillAlice Hill discusses the intersection of climate change and national security, including an assessment of the growing threats to U.S. national security from climate fueled extreme weather events and the U.S policy response to date.
- Virtual Meeting: Lessons Learned With David CoteDavid Cote discusses the lessons he has learned during his career in business and leadership along with his new book on how companies can perform better in the short term while still planning for long term growth.
- Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With James M. LindsayIn CFR's first inaugural Master Class Series virtual meeting, James M. Lindsay discusses the role of Congress in shaping U.S. foreign policy, relationships with other countries, and America’s standing in the world.
- UK: Court to hear jurisdictional issue in case against BHP over Brazilian dam collapse
- Chile: Tribunal ambiental acoge acción legal en que Asociación Aymara desiste de proceso contra Teck Quebrada Blanca
- Suramérica: Nuevo mapa interactivo muestra inversiones chinas en cadena de suministro de carne y soja
- “Curso virtual | Hacia la transición: la energía como derecho”22 de julio al 12 de agosto, 18 horas (Argentina)
- Perú: Gobierno aprueba plan de cierre de minas del complejo metalúrgico de La Oroya, de Doe Run
- Chile: Autoridades ambientales acogen recurso de comunidades por daños en la salud en zona industrial de Quintero Puchuncaví
- Ecuador: Comunidades en peligro por erosión que podría causar ruptura de presa de Coca Codo Sinclair
- Chile: Minera estatal Codelco registra 3215 casos de contagios y 9 trabajadores muertos por Covid-19
- Hambre de derechos: Trabajadores de reparto en América Latina durante COVID-19Es imperativo que las empresas reconozcan y defiendan los derechos laborales de los repartidores y hagan un esfuerzo extra para protegerlos de COVID-19.
- CHRB response to the destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site by Rio Tinto at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia on 24 May 2020
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Reduce VAT to 15%
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Reduce Capital Gains Tax to 10%
- Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recoveryIn a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key to supporting global sustainable development and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Amid the COVID-19 crisis, keeping trade open and fostering a favourable business […]
- General Council Chair Walker announces timelines for next stages of DG selection processGeneral Council Chair David Walker of New Zealand has announced timelines for the next phases in the selection process to choose a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.
- WTO, ICC and B20 call for action to narrow the growing trade finance gapThe WTO, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and B20 Saudi Arabia issued a joint statement on 9 July pointing to the diminishing availability of trade finance. Warning that gaps between trade finance supply and demand could seriously impede the ability of trade to support post COVID-19 economic recovery, they are urging private and public-sector […]
- The United Kingdom nominates Dr Liam Fox for post of WTO Director-GeneralThe United Kingdom, on 8 July 2020, nominated Dr Liam Fox for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.
- Kenya nominates Ms Amina C. Mohamed for post of WTO Director-GeneralKenya, on 7 July 2020, nominated Ms Amina C. Mohamed for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia nominates Mr Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri for post of WTO Director-GeneralThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 8 July 2020, nominated Mr Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.
- EU donates EUR 2 million to enhance developing countries’ trading capacityThe European Union has contributed EUR 2 million (CHF 2.1 million) over the period 2019-2020 to help developing countries and least-developed countries participate effectively in global trade negotiations. This donation to the WTO’s DDA Global Trust Fund will finance training and other capacity-building activities for government officials to help them better understand and implement WTO […]
- Members discuss reflecting impact of COVID-19 in WTO-led Aid for Trade initiativeAt a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 7 July dedicated to Aid for Trade, WTO members agreed to discuss how to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their future work. They also agreed to extend the current biennial Aid for Trade work programme into 2022 when the next Global […]
- Uzbekistan resumes WTO membership negotiationsWTO members welcomed the resumption of WTO membership negotiations for Uzbekistan when the working party on the country’s accession to the WTO met on 7 July 2020 — almost 15 years after its last formal meeting.
- WTO issues latest edition of World Tariff ProfilesThe WTO issued on 6 July the latest edition of its annual publication World Tariff Profiles, which provides comprehensive information on the tariffs and non-tariff measures imposed by over 170 countries and customs territories. The publication is jointly prepared by the WTO, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the International Trade Centre.