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In Honor of International Women’s Day 2017 – Women in Agribusiness

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Follow Email This is a guest post authored by Ashley Evans, a graduate of Loyola College of Law with an interest in international agricultural law related to trade: It’s not easy to be a woman in the agricultural trade business – their key role should be recognized and supported. International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated March 8th, provides an opportunity to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements...

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iPhones & US Trade Rules

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email Apple, the tech giant, is currently engaged in a fight with the US Government. At the request of the Department of Justice, a California court has issued a warrant requiring that Apple help the FBI to unlock the iphone used in a terrorist attack that killed 14 people. Apple is resisting the order. Some analysts have raised questions about the court’s order: “If a court has the power to order a third party like Apple to...

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TPP by the Numbers

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email TPP – the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement was formally signed in New Zealand on February 4, 2016. TPP aims to create one regional market for goods and services from its member countries which all border the Pacific Ocean. It also establishes the rules by which the member countries will need to trade with each other. These rules, and other provisions in the agreement, have generated mixed responses – praise from...

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WTO 10th Ministerial Conference: The Nairobi Package on LDCs

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Nairobi package adopted at the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference (December 15-19, 2015) contained the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration along with five Ministerial Decisions. The three Ministerial Decisions on Agriculture were discussed in our last post. This post discusses the two Decisions on Least Developed Countries. 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) meet the United Nations (UN) definition as the world’s poorest...

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WTO 10th Ministerial Conference: The Nairobi Package on Agriculture

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference was held, for the first time in WTO history, in Africa – Nairobi, Kenya. Scheduled for December 15-18, 2015, extending discussions for a fifth day allowed the Ministers to reach consensus on the Nairobi Package. In the Ministerial Declaration, WTO members reaffirmed the pre-eminence of the WTO as the global forum for negotiating trade rules and for trade governance...

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WTO 10th Ministerial Conference

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Follow Email The WTO 10th Ministerial Conference is underway, taking place from December 15-18, 2015. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference is the organization’s highest decision-making body and meets every two years. For the first time in its history, the meeting is being held in Africa – Nairobi, Kenya. What is on the agenda? Expansion Liberia and Afghanistan will formally join the WTO as its 163rd and 164th...

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