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Environmental Goods Agreement

(Daily News)
April 27, 2016

The United States and China appear to have tabled in March differing proposals on tariff phaseouts in the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement, with the U.S. proposal aligning with phaseouts used in the Information Technology Agreement and the Chinese proposal offering developing countries more protection than developed countries would receive, according to documents obtained by Inside U.S. Trade this week.


(Daily News)
April 27, 2016

Concluding a plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement, completing negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) and addressing China's overcapacity in steel and other products are among the Obama administration’s top remaining economic priorities with respect to China, U.S. officials told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on April 26.


(Daily News)
April 26, 2016

China is willing to consider eliminating tariffs on far fewer products than the majority of participants negotiating a World Trade Organization plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement, putting a major brake on progress in the talks, according to Geneva sources.


(Daily News)
April 18, 2016

Countries negotiating the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are slated this week to continue discussions on the final product list, tariff phaseout periods and what should be done if trade among parties to the agreement dips below a "critical mass," according to Geneva sources.


(Short Takes)
March 16, 2016

Members of the World Trade Organization plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) at their last round of negotiations began discussions on what should be done if trade among parties to the agreement dips below a “critical mass."


(Daily News)
March 11, 2016

Negotiations on a World Trade Organization plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) are slowing as the debate over a final list of goods focuses on the most sensitive products for members, according to sources in Geneva and the European Commission.


(Daily News)
January 29, 2016

Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand are the five members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum that failed to meet an end-of-2015 target for implementing tariff cuts on 54 environmental goods agreed upon in 2012, according to implementation plans published by the APEC Committee on Trade and Investment on Jan. 28.


(Short Takes)
December 21, 2015

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is hoping to publish by mid-2016 a report on the potential environmental effects of the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA), but that deadline may be pushed back based on the amount of comments on the agreement the agency receives, according to a U.S. trade official.


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