APEC Trade Ministers Shun Protectionism
ICTSD, May 31, 2018
The trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) member states gathered from 25 to 26 May in Port
Moresby, Papua New Guinea for their 24th annual meet. Papua New Guinea
and World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevędo
called on members to support the multilateral trading system, which
did not translate into the ministerial statement.
15th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition
FAO, May 28, 2018
The three-day conference will take a close look at
the latest developments in the global and regional tuna industries,
and will cover a wide range of topics on resources, fisheries
management, markets and marketing, products and quality developments,
new technology, trade and food safety as well as sustainability,
eco-labelling and environmental issues.
The EU is no progressive free trader
EURACTIV, May 24 2018
If the EU truly wants to be the global progressive
trading power, it needs to make sure its trade policy does not promote
ill-health, and instead makes a real contribution to the Sustainable
Development Goals, writes George Thurley.
For Asia's Sustainable Development, Regional Governments Must Take
The Diplomat, May 15, 2018
For most part, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
are oriented towards securing human rights for populations across the
world. However, economic, sociopolitical and developmental realities
differ pointedly from international commitments made by countries in
Asia. The neoliberal development model chosen by most Asian countries
since the 1980s is geared towards achieving rapid and high economic
growth based on trade and investment liberalization, privatization,
and most importantly, a rolling back of the state.