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Taiwan's bid to enter CPTPP meets firm opposition from China

Taiwan has applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a week after China submitted its own application. The CPTPP currently has 11 members that represent about $13.5 trillion in GDP, or 13.4% of global GDP, making it one of the largest trade pacts in the world.
CHINA
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thebl.com

How did the CCP use its foreign currency to manipulate the US after 9/11?

How can two ideologically opposing regimes like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the United States cooperate? To answer this question, Hong Kong industrialist Yuan Gongyi pointed out that the 9/11 incident enabled the CCP to stand up, especially after China joined the WTO with the help of the United States. However, he believes that a friendly relationship between the United States and China no longer exists.
FOREIGN POLICY
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g9ija.com

President Buhari Addresses World Leaders At UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday addressed world leaders at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). The President spoke at the high-level General Debate of the summit ongoing at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States. He took to the podium to address the world...
WORLD
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TRENDING TOPICS
justtherealnews.com

Brady, Buchanan Meet with WTO Director-General Okonjo-Iweala in Bipartisan Meeting to Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to WTO Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee members hosted a bipartisan meeting with Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria to discuss the U.S. commitment to WTO reforms and global dispute mechanisms to advance free and fair trade throughout the world. Following the meeting, Republican...
CONGRESS & COURTS
postintrend.com

New foreign trade policy: Announcement may be put off again

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry is considering postponing the new five-year foreign trade policy by a further six months to April 1, 2022 instead of October 1, 2021 as planned. “Since schemes like the RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) and PLI (Performance Linked Incentive) have...
ECONOMY
peoplesdispatch.org

How health activists got Australia to back patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

Earlier this month, on September 8, the Australian government announced its support for the growing campaign for a limited waiver on intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines. Australia was among the last few members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that stood against patent waivers on the vaccines. The government of Scott Morrison had earlier supported negotiations on the waiver, without signalling whether or not it will support a move towards that end.
PUBLIC HEALTH
arise.tv

African Leaders Highlight Vaccine Inequity in UN General Assembly Speeches

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots, stepped to the podium to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. Already, the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic has...
PUBLIC HEALTH
iraq-businessnews.com

First Steering Committee Meeting of SAAVI Project

Representatives of the government, private sector and UN agencies have participated in the first steering committee meeting for "Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq" (SAAVI) project. The steering committee is led by the Ministry of Planning and co-chaired by the European Union Delegation....
AGRICULTURE

WTO chief Okonjo-Iweala sees 'more momentum' on fisheries agreement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the World Trade Organization on Thursday said she sees “some potential” to reach an agreement on fisheries at a ministerial meeting in late November, but said there were still significant differences to overcome among members. Okonjo-Iweala told reporters in Washington she saw more momentum...
WASHINGTON, DC
msn.com

Singapore to ally with WTO initiative on services domestic regulation

In a speech dated September 22, Lee Chuan Teck, Permanent Secretary (Development) at the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced Singapore’s entrance into the World Trade Organization Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on Services Domestic Regulation. This was delivered at Singapore’s eighth Trade Policy Review, held at the World Trade Organization...
ECONOMY
msn.com

African leaders highlight vaccine inequity in UNGA speeches

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots, stepped to the podium to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. Already, the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic has...
HEALTH
newsrnd.com

Taiwan, at risk of joining the former TPP if China enters first

(ANSA) - BEIJING, SEPTEMBER 23 - Taiwan's request to join the Global and Progressive Agreement for the Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), the free trade pact evolution of the former TPP, is "at risk" if China, which has made a 'similar move on September 16, were to join first. The chief commercial...
CHINA
seafoodsource.com

Renewed WTO talks on subsidies zero in on overcapacity, overfishing

World Trade Organization negotiations on an agreement to end harmful fishery subsidies have been underway again since again since 1 September, and have culminated in efforts to get consensus on text dealing with overcapacity and overfishing. Earlier rounds of talks failed to produce a deal in July, but negotiators reconvened...
AGRICULTURE
hellenicnews.com

3 Greek Municipalities candidates for the “Best Tourism Villages” award

The results of the meeting of the working group for the evaluation of the candidacies for participation in the “Best Tourism Villages” initiative of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) were announced. The initiative of WTO was contacted at regional level, a working group was set up consisting of experts and...
LIFESTYLE
healthpolicy-watch.org

New Zealand Appeals for Abolition of ‘Harmful’ Agricultural Subsidies at UN Food Summit

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appealed for global cooperation to remove “environmentally harmful government agricultural subsidies”, particularly for fisheries, at the United Nations Food Systems Summit, which began on Thursday in New York. These subsidies led to “inefficient production, distorted trade environmental harm, and weakened food security”, Adern said.
WORLD
oliveoiltimes.com

WTO Delays Judgement on Spanish Black Olive Tariffs for Third Time

The World Trade Organization (WTO) will not rule on whether to allow a 35-percent tariff on Spanish black table olive imports to the United States until November 3, 2021. Initially, the WTO was supposed to decide whether the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Spanish producers by the U.S. Commerce Department had merit in June.
U.S. POLITICS
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