Tag Archives: Regional Trade

Obama’s Trade Africa Initiative to support EAC integration

Source – IPP Media By Prosper Makene Date – 13 August 2013 Website – www.ippmedia.com The US is forming a new partnership with Trade Mark East Africa, a multi-donor funded organisation dedicated to supporting greater East African Community regional integration by breaking down barriers at the border and facilitating trade. In a statement issued yesterday, […]

Brazil seeks Mercosur flexibility to accelerate EU trade talks

Source – Reuters By Alonso Soto Date – 23 July 2013 Website – www.reuters.com * Brazil’s trade deficit raises urgency for new deals * Bilateral talks with EU not ruled out – official * Mercosur debating ways to speed up EU talks BRASILIA – Brazil wants to change the way the regional trade bloc Mercosur negotiates trade […]

‘Parallel agenda to benefit both countries’

Source – China Daily By He Wei Date – 28 May 2013 Website – usa.chinadaily.com.cn A parallel trade agenda between China and the United States is essential for the expansion of global trade liberalization, according to the former World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Speaking to China Daily in Shanghai, Zoellick said it is important for […]

It’s Time for a 21st-Century Trade Policy

Source – Wall Street Journal, Opinion Asia By Razeen Sally Date – 27 May 2013 Website – online.wsj.com Scrap bilateral deals and ‘country-of-origin’ rules. Global supply chains need unilateral opening. Suddenly trade policy is in the news again after years of neglect. Japan in April announced it would like to participate in negotiations toward a […]

A continental divide

Source – The Economist Date – 18 May 2013 Website – www.economist.com The region is falling in behind two alternative blocks: the market-led Pacific Alliance and the more statist Mercosur ON MAY 23rd in the Colombian city of Cali the presidents of four Latin American countries—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—will sign an agreement removing tariffs […]

Japan pushing bilateral, regional trade talks

Dec. 27, 2011 Japan has been advancing a series of trade talks recently to hammer out bilateral or regional free-trade agreements because it sees high-level economic partnerships as the key to revitalizing its stagnant economy. While announcing last month its plan to join multilateral talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a U.S.-led free-trade initiative, this […]

Global Harvest Initiative – Removing Barriers to Global and Regional Trade in Agriculture

The Global Harvest Initiative released the second in a series of five issue briefs “outlining policies to sustainably increase the rate of agricultural productivity and address hunger and food security in anticipation of a global population surge to over 9 billion people by 2050.” Their press release and links are below:   Press Release   […]

‘Regional trade will lift Africa’

 News 24 September 18, 2009News 24  September 18, 2009 Evan Pickworth www.news24.com Johannesburg – Africa needs to urgently improve its co-operation across the continent as it needs two to three decades of rapid growth to make a substantial dent in the level of poverty, said Minister in the Presidency for National Planning, Trevor Manuel, on […]

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