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WTO Corner: Members plan refresh of SPS Agreement
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WTO Corner: Members plan refresh of SPS Agreement

World Trade Organization member countries are planning to submit one of the institution’s most important and most contentious agreements – the SPS Agreement – to a 25-year overhaul. Proposals are being discussed for a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Declaration to be finalised at the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference scheduled to be …

UK trade update: UK-US long road ahead, Switzerland finance, Australia FTA
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UK trade update: UK-US long road ahead, Switzerland finance, Australia FTA

Truss warns of long road ahead as UK-US FTA talks continue London will not be setting any deadline for concluding its free trade agreement negotiations with the United States, Britain’s international trade secretary Liz Truss has warned. The comment, made in a written statement to the parliament in Westminster following …

German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda
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German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda

The German government officially released its fifteen-page work programme for the coming six months as it prepares to take over the rotating European Union presidency. To say the least Germany’s presidency comes at a very critical time for the EU. Berlin’s text largely aligns with the EU’s general direction of …

Environmental provisions in USMCA: regression or progression?
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Environmental provisions in USMCA: regression or progression?

USMCA contains provisions to protect fish stocks and tackle marine litter – but it says nothing about climate change.The flagship USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico is coming into force on 1 July 2020 How does this agreement deal with environmental issues? Bashar Malkawi and Shakeel …