For their Fall 2016 product lineup, Patagonia continues to expand their Fair Trade Program. They’ve partnered with Fair Trade USA, an organization that has a well-established program for ensuring products are made in factories and farms where workers are safe, … more ?
Smaller deals and selected countries — that’s the World Trade Organization (WTO) approach to trade deals nowadays. These “critical mass” or “plurilateral” negotiations get far less attention than NAFTA or the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — but quietly bring in real trade benefits and cooperation. How does this work? Here’s a closer look at the first […]
It's an annual ritual: each spring hundreds of tenants and community organizers and a few dozen landlords and their trade group representatives appear before the nine-member Rent Guidelines Board, the mayor-appointed body in charge of...Show More Summary
It's that time of year again: the time to trade in the rosé for the mulled wine, pull out and organize that pile ofscarves in the back of your closet, and finally accept that we are deep into thecool, coziness of fall. For all the hustlers out there adjusting to [...]
As Techdirt has reported, the few studies into the economic impact of TPP that exist show that there is likely to be vanishingly small benefit for most countries. The Australian Council of Trade Unions, representing 1.6 million workers...Show More Summary
Two Italian organized crime rings are accused of trading in weapons with ISIS fighters for illegally pilfered artifacts from Libya.
The people of the District need access to paid family and medical leave, and even big business leaders know it. Recently, a consortium of business organizations, lobbyists and trade associations put forward a new proposal that they think is better than the Universal Paid Leave bill the D.C. Council is considering. Under the Universal Paid Leave program, everyone […]
Do not be alarmed by this heavily armed, parasitic wasp that bears no close relationship to any other organism, and is such a badass that it apparently traded flying for leaping like a grasshopper. Mercifully, Aptenoperissus burmanicus went extinct a long time ago. Read more...
The European wind energy trade organization WindEurope has published a report unveiling what it believes to be the five key pillars of research and innovation for the European wind energy industry. In a report published this week, WindEurope...Show More Summary
Originally published on Planetsave. The Indian government is planning new measures to promote domestic manufacturing of solar power equipment following another setback from the World Trade Organization earlier this month. According to...Show More Summary
The new portal that replaces the need for Buy/ Sell/Trade groups in favor of a more organized person-to-person selling.
Boston-born Thomas Appleton was apprenticed to cabinet maker Elisha Larned when he was a youth, a trade that he would not pursue but that nonetheless taught him key skills for his true vocation. He switched to organ building in his early 20s, getting a job in the workshop of William Marcellus Goodrich in Templeton, Massachusetts, [...]
Graphic by Courtenay Lewis With the Paris Climate Agreement on the brink of entering into force and 2016 well on its way to being the hottest year ever recorded, you would think governments would be eager to support each other's efforts to fight climate disruption. Show More Summary
In a sign of growing interest in Los Angeles County as a major biomedical hub, the California Life Sciences Assn. has opened an office in Monrovia. It also this week announced partnerships with two organizations in the L.A. region — LA BioMed, a nonprofit research institute in Torrance, and the...
Chaos flooded the streets of Berlin. 80,000 protesters gathered, while up to 320,000 others held organized protests in seven other major German cities, to express their strong opposition to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US. Show More Summary
At Monday's debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump declared the need to renegotiate trade deals because U.S. trading partners are "taking our jobs." Through trade pacts and institutions like the World Trade Organization, the United States has sought to rip down barriers to global commerce, including quotas and taxes on imports. [...]Show More Summary
THE NEW NORMAL ANEMIA: WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call. The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States. The new figure of […]
World Trade Organization predicts that global trade will rise only 1.7 percent this year, down from its April prediction for 2.8 percent
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has reported a “dramatic” global trade slowdown, warning that “anti-globalization sentiment” had the potential to damage the world economy. World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016, expanding...Show More Summary
This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil society representatives, academics and many others to discuss the issue of trade, who gets included in its benefits, and who gets left out. This debate is not one that's happening only at the WTO. Show More Summary