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European Parliament preparing for ITA2 ratification and endorsement of ‘Trade for All’ strategy

The European Parliament’s trade committee will be extremely busy this week. In its coming session on Wednesday and Thursday, it will meet with Cecilia Malmström, with Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, with Ecuador’s trade minister, among others. The committee is also preparing for two important steps: the ratification of the …

Digital Mobility United States & TTIP

TTIP: ICT and transport infrastructure providers lobby against ‘IEEE-fication’ of intellectual property

EU ICT and transport infrastructure providers have launched a new pressure group ‘IP Europe’ that aims to fight against US American court and legislative trends that deny companies intellectual property injunctions on the ground that these are ‘standard essential patents’ with a ‘fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory’ licensing commitment. The matter …

Interview: Nairobi shows WTO is still a player in trade negotiations
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Interview: Nairobi shows WTO is still a player in trade negotiations

The last Nairobi WTO ministerial conference in Nairobi did not reaffirm the original mandate of the 2001 Doha Development Agenda, to the disappointment of some WTO members. It has nonetheless delivered significant results, and shown that the WTO is sill a player in global trade negotiations, argues Stuart Harbinson* in a an exclusive interview with Borderlex’s …