maandag 5 november 2018

WTO: WTO members engage in technical discussions on agricultural market access

WTO members engage in technical discussions on agricultural market access
At a meeting of the Agriculture Committee on 22 October, WTO members discussed agricultural market access and the proposed Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM). In line with the approach proposed by the Chair of the Committee, Ambassador John Ronald Dipchandra Ford (Guyana), the discussions were...
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Subsidies Committee members express concerns on lack of notifications
Members of the WTO's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures expressed concerns at their special meeting on 23 October about the failure of many members to notify the Committee of subsidy programmes.
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Members query latest amendments to EU anti-dumping regulation
New European Union regulations governing anti-dumping investigations continued to draw questions and comments from WTO members at the 24 October meeting of the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices. Members discussed changes to EU policy, which entered into force last June, and revisited concerns...
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Panels established to examine Pakistani duties on film, Korean duties on steel
At a meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 29 October, WTO members agreed to a request from the United Arab Emirates for the establishment of a panel to examine anti-dumping duties imposed by Pakistan on biaxially oriented polypropylene from the UAE as well as a request from Japan...
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DDG Wolff: WTO rules are not an obstacle to environmental goals but a means to achieve them
In a statement to the Emerging Markets Forum in Tokyo on 29 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said: "Trade is key in providing the best, most resource-efficient solutions to developmental and environmental needs." To counter the threat of climate change, efforts should be focused on using...
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WTO members discuss implementation of Information Technology Agreement
Participants in the WTO's Information Technology Agreement (ITA) met on 30 October to discuss implementation issues related to the ITA and to report on work on non-tariff measures.
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WTO issues panel report regarding Moroccan duties on steel products from Turkey
On 31 October the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Turkey in ""Morocco — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel from Turkey" (DS513).
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DG Azevêdo meets with participants in Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met with participants in the 14th Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) taking place at WTO headquarters in Geneva from 22 October to 9 November 2018. In his remarks to the group, consisting of 25 specialists from 11 Latin American countries,...
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DDG Wolff: Good will and creativity can yield positive results in talks on strengthening the WTO
Speaking at Chatham House in London on 1 November, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the growing push for strengthening and modernizing the WTO, sparked by the current disruptions in the global trading system. "Good will and creativity can yield results," but "extensive time is a...
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Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 to examine economic diversification and empowerment
The next Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place from 3 to 5 July 2019 at the WTO under the theme "Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade". Proposals to organize sessions at the event may be submitted up to 31 March...
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