vrijdag 26 oktober 2018

WTO: Ukraine initiates dispute complaints against Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic on steel pipe duties

Ukraine initiates dispute complaints against Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic on steel pipe duties
Ukraine has requested WTO dispute consultations with Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss anti-dumping duties imposed by the two countries on steel pipes from Ukraine. Ukraine's request was circulated to WTO members on 22 October.
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DG Azevêdo meets Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia at the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia to the WTO on 22 October. They discussed the potential risks that current trade tensions could pose for smaller economies and the importance therefore of strengthening the trading system and continuing to deliver capacity...
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Viet Nam's measures on cyber security products questioned at import licensing meeting
The United States and Japan asked Viet Nam to clarify its measures covering cyber security products at the 22 October meeting of the Committee on Import Licensing. WTO members also discussed previously raised issues concerning import restrictions on scrap materials, pulses and other goods.
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DG Azevêdo welcomes President Khaltmaa of Mongolia to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa to the WTO on 22 October. They discussed Mongolia's support for the trading system, particularly in the context of the current trade tensions, and how the country can enhance its participation in global trade. President...
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Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures starts in Geneva
Twenty-five participants from Latin America are taking part in the 14th edition of the WTO's Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Organized by the Agriculture and Commodities Division (AGCD), with the collaboration of the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation...
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Trade Policy Review: Vanuatu
The first review of the trade policies and practices of Vanuatu takes place on 23 and 25 October 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Vanuatu.
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DDG Wolff: Government Procurement Agreement is a pillar of the global trading system
Speaking at a WTO-EBRD Regional Workshop on Government Procurement in Moldova on 23 October 2018, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that the revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is "an international gold standard of best practices in government procurement", providing legally...
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DG Azevêdo meets Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa; welcomes strong support for WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on 24 October to discuss the current state of global trade and the emerging discussions about reform of the WTO. DG Azevêdo welcomed the Prime Minister's strong support for multilateralism and for the WTO and...
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DDG Wolff: "It is essential that the WTO adapts to future changes in world trade"
In a lecture delivered to the Academy of Economic Studies in Chișinău, Moldova, on 24 October 2018, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that much in the world of trade will change going forward, largely due to the emergence of new technologies. He stressed the importance of maintaining and...
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Ottawa ministerial gathering: DG Azevêdo welcomes commitment to strengthen the WTO
Speaking at a gathering of ministers to discuss WTO reform, which was convened by the Canadian government in Ottawa on 25 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the commitment of ministers to strengthen the trading system and pointed to the imperative for all members of addressing the...
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