September 2016

Exploring links between trade, standards, and the sustainable development goals

The World Bank, 26 September, 2016
Trade has a critical role in achieving the sustainable development goals. The movement of goods and services across borders, as well as flows of technology, ideas and people, all enable progress toward ending poverty, improving economic growth and job opportunities, and reducing global inequality.

Engaging with the emerging economies

ICTSD, 15 September, 2016
Over the last decade, the deepening footprint of emerging economies in Africa has been subject to substantial and lively debate, with much attention dedicated to China in particular. Despite China continuing to lead the pack today, other emerging partners – such as Brazil, India, Korea, Singapore, or Turkey, among others – are also developing significant aid, trade, and investment ties with the continent.

India crosses swords with US over renewable energy at WTO

Live Mint, 13 September, 2016
India raised a major trade dispute against the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 9 September, challenging the domestic content requirements and subsidies of eight American states, Washington, California, Montana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware and Minnesota for renewable energy on the ground that they are inconsistent with core provisions of global trade rules.