Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) warns G7 leaders they risk imposing major costs to the global economy absent of a step-change in their approach to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. UN Trade Forum 2021 to explore how to ensure a COVID-19 economic recovery that protects the planet and promotes inclusive development.
Finland gives EUR 1,025,000 to deepen developing countries’ participation in trading system
The government of Finland is contributing EUR 1,025,000 (over CHF 1,100,000) in 2021 and 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) advance their expertise across various trade-related areas and ramp up their participation in multilateral trade negotiations. Read more →
Weak G7 commitments on vaccines pose major downside risk to world economy
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued a warning that G7 leaders risk imposing major costs to the global economy absent of a step-change in their approach to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more →
Ensuring a greener recovery through trade
Leading figures convene at the UN Trade Forum 2021 to explore how to ensure a COVID-19 economic recovery that protects the planet and promotes inclusive development. Read more →
US$2.5 million investment into Stemly to enable accelerated growth and to pave the way for an independent future
One of the first initiatives to be incubated in ING Labs Singapore in 2018, Stemly was created to address the gap in decision intelligence that exists in supply chain operations and finance. Its platform automates forecasting and optimisation of a company’s supply chain and finance processes. Read more →
Technical assistance report highlights positive impact of 2020 activities despite COVID-19
Despite limitations imposed by the pandemic, 216 activities were carried out by the WTO Secretariat in 2020, benefiting 15,000 participants across the world. They included both e-learning activities that participants follow individually and group courses held virtually. Read more →
UK Post-Brexit green watchdogs will be weaker than EU predecessor, warns law body
The UK’s new green watchdog will be almost powerless to impose penalties on public authorities that commit environmental damage and will lack independence from ministerial interference. Read more →
UK livestock farmers fear Australia trade deal will threaten way of life
The UK government’s decision to offer Australia a tariff-free post-Brexit trade deal has sparked fears among farmers that it will open up free trade with a series of big livestock-producing countries, potentially undercutting UK farmers and threatening their way of life. Read more →
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