donderdag 8 november 2018

WTO: Members discuss precision biotechnology as a tool for agricultural innovation

Members discuss precision biotechnology as a tool for agricultural innovation
WTO members discussed the role that precision biotechnology techniques can play in agricultural innovation, with a view to providing farmers around the world with access to tools that increase productivity while preserving environmental sustainability. At the meeting of the Committee on Sanitary...
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DG Azevêdo joins President Xi at opening ceremony of China Import Expo in Shanghai
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo joined China's President, Xi Jinping, and other world leaders at the opening ceremony for the China International Import Expo, which is being held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November. The event is expected to welcome 150,000 visitors from around the world, including...
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Registration opens for screening of "US ― Softwood Lumber Pricing Methodology" second hearing
At the request of the parties in the dispute "US ― Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada" (DS534), the panel has decided to open its second substantive meeting to public observation on 4 December 2018 (and on 5 December, if necessary). The...
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WTO issues panel report regarding Indian safeguard duties on steel products
On 6 November the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Japan in "India ― Certain Measures on Imports of Iron and Steel Products" (DS518)
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Aid for Trade monitoring exercise to review economic diversification and empowerment
The Aid for Trade monitoring and evaluation exercise was launched at a meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Development on 6 November 2018. WTO members and Aid for Trade partners may submit self-assessment questionnaires up to 31 December 2018 to assist preparations for the 2019 Aid for Trade...
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DG Azevêdo and Premier Li Keqiang discuss how to safeguard the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited Beijing, China, on 6 November to participate in the "1+6" roundtable meeting hosted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, together with five other heads of major international economic organizations and financial institutions (the IMF, World Bank, ILO, OECD and the...
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DDG Yi: Seminar on IP and Knowledge Flows in a Digital Era
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IP seminar addresses how technological changes have transformed trade and knowledge flows
Government officials from 29 developing and least developed countries and 13 Geneva-based delegates from around the world took part in the Seminar on Intellectual Property and Knowledge Flows in a Digital Era, which took place at the WTO on 5-6 November 2018.
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DG Azevêdo and Prime Minister Abe discuss easing global tensions and strengthening WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Tokyo today (8 November 2018) to discuss the current situation in global trade, efforts to ease the growing tensions between major trading partners and the emerging debate on strengthening the WTO. The Director-General...
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JETRO 60th anniversary symposium
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