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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
In the context of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, the latter has released the full 2017 World Economic Outlook . 

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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
South Korea indicated on Wednesday it was open to talks on revising a 2012 trade pact with the United States after initial differences that followed President Donald Trump's threat to terminate the accord unless it was renegotiated. 

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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
This week saw the reelection of Angela Merkel as German Chancellor, with the introduction of the right wing AfD (Alternative for Germany) to the Bundestag as the most radical change. 

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Today, September 21, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada provisionally enters into force. It has been eight years since the start of negotiations and all chapters, except for the Investment Court System, are entering into force. What next? CETA needs to pass 42 national and regional parliaments in 28 EU countries. So far only six countries have finalized the ratification (read more on Politico). 

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We are back after the summer break! And so is trade: The second round of NAFTA re-negotiations took place in Mexico City earlier this month with very little new proposals introduced across the board. A major point of contention is a controversial provision for resolving investment disputes- the US is reluctant to keep the provision in, but Canada and Mexico have both signaled that any change to the dispute resolution system is off-the-table.  Maybe we will get more concrete answers during the next round which is scheduled for Sept. 23-27 in Ottawa.

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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
A number of high profile trade deal reports were released this week.

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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
British Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, arrived in Washington this week to meet with members of the Trump administration and lay the groundwork for a US-UK post Brexit trade deal.

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The White House kicked off "Made in America week," the goal of which is to honor American workers and companies who contribute to creating products made in America. Also taking place on this side of the Atlantic is the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue.

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The G20 summit has ended, with the leaders delivering their leaders declaration. Additionally, they agreed on a more concentrated approach to dealing with global excess steel capacity, with a policy solution planned for November.

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THIS WEEK IN TRADE
The G20 Summit is this week, and the stakes are high for all the attendees. For live coverage of the G20, follow along on Politico.

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