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India gains global sway with its vaccine diplomacy

India gains global sway with its vaccine diplomacy

(ATF) Six weeks back when problems at AstraZeneca’s European production plant jeopardised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to vaccinate “every Canadian who wants one by September,” his government had to kick off a global hunt to boost Canada’s lagging vaccination drive.With no local vaccine production, and only about 3.6% …

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Covid vaccines: Dr Ngozi's first big test as new WTO head

Covid vaccines: Dr Ngozi's first big test as new WTO head

(ATF) The first woman and first African to lead the global trade body says "the WTO is too important to allow it to be slowed down, paralysed and moribund".Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, is a Harvard-educated development economist who spent 25 years at the World Bank, where she oversaw a portfolio of …

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EU commits to green trade plan as Fed warns of climate change impact  

EU commits to green trade plan as Fed warns of climate change impact  

The European Union will make fighting the climate emergency central to its trade policy, push for major reform at the WTO and continue to be assertive in its dealings with the US and China, according to a new strategy revealed on Thursday.The new thinking on EU trade policy came with …

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Canberra seeks WTO ruling over China's tariffs on barley exports

Canberra seeks WTO ruling over China's tariffs on barley exports

(ATF) Australia has vowed to take China to the World Trade Organization over its imposition of tariffs on imports of barley, in a move that could mire the two countries' increasingly bitter trade disputes in a years-long process.Australia's Minister for Trade, Simon Birmingham said on December 16 that Australia would …

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