woensdag 5 december 2018

WTO: Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes at the WTO

Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes at the WTO
Thirty participants from around the world attended the two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) from 8 October to 30 November 2018 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. The course, which represents the highest level of training (level 3) in the WTO's progressive learning framework, was closed by...
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Plastic waste, 'blue economy' among issues taken up at trade and environment committee
At the 30 November meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment, WTO members heard discussions on managing plastic waste and attaining a circular economy where resources are recovered and recycled for maximum use. Members were also briefed on 'blue economy' initiatives for the sustainable use...
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Azevêdo welcomes G20 leaders' commitment to improve the functioning of the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo strongly welcomed the communiqué agreed by G20 leaders at the summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 1 December and said he would work with all WTO members to improve and strengthen the trading system. The Director-General also called on the leaders to act urgently...
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Trade Policy Review: Nepal
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Nepal takes place on 3 and 5 December 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Nepal.
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Denmark gives DKK 4 million to help developing countries meet standards for farm trade
Denmark is contributing DKK 4 million (over CHF 600,000) in 2018 to help developing and least-developed countries participate more actively in global agricultural trade. This donation to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to help developing countries comply with international...
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United Kingdom submits draft post-Brexit services commitments to WTO
WTO members received today, 3 December 2018, the United Kingdom's draft schedule outlining its WTO commitments for services once the UK leaves the European Union. Members now have 45 days to review the schedule before certification.
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Djibouti hosts Second Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa
The Government of the Republic of Djibouti is hosting the Second Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa under the theme "Trade for Peace through WTO Accessions". The dialogue mainly focuses on how accession to the WTO can foster and sustain peace in fragile and...
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Panels established to review India, Swiss complaints against US tariffs
At its meeting on 4 December, the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to requests from India and Switzerland for the establishment of panels to examine tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports. The DSB also considered a request from the United States for a panel to...
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New WTO publication reviews evolution of tariff negotiations and renegotiations
On 4 December, the WTO launched a new edition of "Tariff Negotiations and Renegotiations under the GATT and the WTO". The publication reviews how the procedures and practices regarding tariff negotiations have evolved since the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was established over...
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Argentina initiates WTO dispute complaint against Peruvian measures on biodiesel imports
Argentina has requested WTO dispute consultations with Peru concerning anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by Peru on biodiesel imports from Argentina. Argentina's request was circulated to WTO members on 5 December.
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