- US: Shell workers allegedly forced to forgo daily wage, take PTO or attend Trump speech
- Peru: Local community clashes with CNPC over demands for job creation and other support
- Commentary: Australia: Woolworths to separate from its liquor and gaming interests
- Australia: HealthEngine sued for allegedly selling patient data
- Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context and the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
- Ihumātao: United Nations human rights body raises 'concerns' over Government approach, Māori consultation
- New Zealand: United Nations body raises concerns over housing development on traditional Māori land
- Malaysia: FGV Holdings faces complaints of forced labour despite lifting of RSPO suspension
- Thailand: Abduction of activist opposing a rock quarry project surfaces calls for effective govt investigation
- Australia & ASEAN launched a 10-year counter-trafficking initiative backed by A$80 million ($54 million) of funding to help businesses root out slavery in their supply chains
Most of the cameras installed in UK government sites appear to be made in China.
Its time the orders were given to a company that is UK based.
Hinkley Point Power Station the other issue- Will it ever get built maybe The Government takes that view.
We will see how we get on with the high powered batteries concept that is built into houses to store wind and solar energy.
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- Revamped trade indicator suggests further weakening of goods trade into third quarterThe growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, released on 15 August. The latest reading of 95.7 from the barometer, formerly the World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), is lower than the previous release and signals that stronger trade […]
- New panels established to review US solar cell duties, Indian sugar programmesAt a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 15 August, WTO members agreed to a request from China for a dispute panel to review a US safeguard measure on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products. Members also agreed to establish panels requested by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala to review India’s support measures for […]
- United States appeals panel report regarding renewable energy measuresThe United States filed an appeal on 15 August concerning the WTO panel report in the case brought by India in “United States — Certain Measures Relating to the Renewable Energy Sector” (DS510). The panel report was circulated to WTO members on 27 June 2019.
- Korean request for retaliation against US in dumping dispute referred to arbitrationA Korean request for authorization to retaliate against the United States in a dispute over US anti-dumping measures has been referred to WTO arbitration. The matter was discussed at a 9 August meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).
- WTO launches trade in services dataset by sector and mode of supplyThe WTO on 31 July launched a new dataset covering the services exports and imports of 200 economies from 2005 to 2017. It features the first-ever comprehensive estimate of how much services are traded by sector through the four modes of supply as defined in the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services.
- Australia donates over AUD 1 million to support SPS standards, LDC role in fisheries talksAustralia is donating over AUD 1 million (approximately CHF 705,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) engage more actively in global agricultural trade and participate in fisheries subsidies negotiations taking place in Geneva.
- WTO issues 2019 editions of flagship statistical publicationsThe WTO issued today (29 July) the latest editions of its annual statistical publications, the “World Trade Statistical Review” and “Trade Profiles”.
- Workshop on trade and environment held in Geneva for least developed countriesSome 30 representatives of least developed countries (LDCs) resident in Geneva participated in a workshop on trade and environment on 26 July 2019 at the WTO. The workshop was chaired by Ambassador Léopold Ismael Samba, Ambassador of the Central African Republic and Chair of the WTO’s Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session and […]
- Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes in GenevaThirty participants attended a two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) in French from 3 June to 26 July 2019 at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. The course was closed by H.E. Mr Didier Chambovey, Switzerland’s Permanent Representative to the WTO, and Mr Karl Brauner, Deputy Director-General of the WTO.
- Summary of General Council
- Weekly Briefing: Bolton’s visit demonstrates potential for post-Brexit tug-of-war between US and EUThis is the third of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.The post Weekly Briefing: Bolton’s visit demonstrates potential for post-Brexit tug-of-war between US and EU appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: The timing of the next general election looks likely to decide the course of BrexitThis is the second of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.The post Weekly Briefing: The timing of the next general election looks likely to decide the course of Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- Parliament needs to face a binary choice on BrexitSpeaking to Channel 4 News on 6 August, Open Europe's Stephen Booth argues that the UK Parliament seems to be running away from making a decision on Brexit.The post Parliament needs to face a binary choice on Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- Weekly Briefing: Johnson has increased pressure on both the EU and Parliament to confront possibility of No DealThis is the first of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.The post Weekly Briefing: Johnson has increased pressure on both the EU and Parliament to confront possibility of No Deal appeared first on Open Europe.
- Henry Newman: the new UK Government has only a few Brexit options on the tableOpen Europe's Henry Newman gave evidence to the House of Lords EU select committee on 23 July about the status of Brexit negotiations. Below is a brief summary of the session.The post Henry Newman: the new UK Government has only a few Brexit options on the table appeared first on Open Europe.
- EU leaders will soon have to make up their minds if they want to avoid No Deal BrexitOpen Europe's Pieter Cleppe analyses the latest developments in Brexit negotiations on Al Jazeera English on 29 July. The post EU leaders will soon have to make up their minds if they want to avoid No Deal Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.
- Brexit: What are the next steps?With the Conservative Party leadership contest and the process of nominating the next EU leaders over, the UK Parliament and the EU institutions are now on summer holiday. Open Europe has updated its calendar of key dates to watch out for in the next months, ahead of the Article 50 deadline on 31 October. The […]
- Boris Johnson appoints a new CabinetSpeaking to the BBC Breakfast programme on 25 July, Open Europe's Henry Newman discusses the new Cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.The post Boris Johnson appoints a new Cabinet appeared first on Open Europe.
- With Boris Johnson some things change, but many things remain the sameOpen Europe's David Shiels examines the prospects of Boris Johnson's premiership on TRT World on 24 July.The post With Boris Johnson some things change, but many things remain the same appeared first on Open Europe.
- What will Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy be?Open Europe's Henry Newman discusses the challenges facing the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on BBC News on 23 July.The post What will Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy be? appeared first on Open Europe.