* USTR – Reports on Barriers to Trade The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes various Reports on Barriers to Trade: Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Report) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Barriers to Trade (SPS Report) 2013 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * UN – Global Arms Trade Treaty Approved The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. Please find more about the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) following the link. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * OECD – Global Economy Outlook OECD published its latest Interim Economic Assessment. Check here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * US – West African States to Start TIFA Negotiations The United States is exploring a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS member states are Sierra Leone, Senegal and Cape Verde. Read more about it here.