Just like the complex, interrelated issues of global trade brought together an unprecedented coalition in the streets of Seattle 15 years ago, so now does human-induced climate change.
A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
May 22, 2014 to May 23, 2014
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Join us for a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise awareness about the impacts of the World Trade Organization and industrial agriculture.
Last week, Pope Francis recognized the locking-in effect of global trade rules, though he did not go as far as some on the ground in Bali in demanding that the WTO be junked altogether.
Yesterday in Geneva, WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo announced that governments have failed to reach agreement on a "Bali package" in advance of the December 3-6 Ministerial meeting in that city.
New study examines the WTO ruling on Ontario's Green Energy Act, its implications, and options moving forward.
The somewhat neglected but still unfortunately effective World Trade Organization has proven to be a formidable barrier in the way of seriously attacking the causes of climate change.
Asia Pacific Currents
Asia-Pacific labour news. Interview about the upcoming WTO meeting in Bali, and the killings of trade union activists in the Philippines.
The World Trade Organization says the local content requirements of legislation introduced in Ontario in 2009 discriminates against investment.
Governments should continue promoting the use of Canadian-content, and other "buy-local" rules, to guide public purchases and direct investment.