dinsdag 12 februari 2019

WTO: Panels established to rule on US, Turkish tariff measures

Panels established to rule on US, Turkish tariff measures
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 January, WTO members agreed to establish a dispute panel to rule on additional duties imposed by the United States on certain imports from China. Members also agreed to establish a panel to rule on additional duties levied by Turkey on certain...
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European Union initiates WTO dispute proceedings against US olive duties
The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning US anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imported ripe olives from Spain. The request was circulated to WTO members on 31 January.
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United Arab Emirates requests consultations with Qatar on goods restrictions
The United Arab Emirates has requested WTO dispute consultations with Qatar regarding certain measures restricting the import, distribution and sale of goods in Qatar from the UAE (DS576). The request was circulated to WTO members on 31 January.
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Advanced Trade Policy Course begins in Geneva
Twenty-seven participants from around the world are attending the two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) from 28 January to 22 March 2019 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. The course was opened by Mrs Dalia Kadisiene, Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the WTO, and Mr Raymundo Valdes...
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Members welcome Global Review of Aid for Trade preparations
WTO members discussed preparations for the Aid for Trade (Aft) Global Review and implementation activities at the 6 February AfT session of the Committee on Trade and Development. Members also heard presentations from two workshops on how economies can better pursue environmentally sustainable...
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DG Azevêdo welcomes the 2019 cohort of WTO young professionals
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the third cohort of WTO young professionals on 6 February. The 13 participants of the Young Professionals Programme were selected from more than 1,100 candidates after a competitive, merit-based selection process.
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Arbitrator issues decision in dispute between Korea and US on large residential washers
On 8 February 2019, a WTO arbitrator issued a decision on the level of trade suspension Korea may request in its dispute with the United States regarding US anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures on large residential washers from Korea (DS464).
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DG Azevêdo meets with members of the UN Working Group on business and human rights
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo received today at the WTO Mr. Surya Deva, Ms. Anita Ramasastry, Ms. Elzbieta Karska and Mr. Dante Pesce, members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
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DDG Wolff welcomes participants to two-week Seminar on WTO Accessions Rules
Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff welcomed 29 participants from 15 acceding governments attending the first Seminar on WTO Accession Rules from 4 to 15 February in Geneva. Speaking at a ceremony on 11 February, DDG Wolff highlighted the success of the accession process since the establishment of...
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DG Azevêdo: Food safety crucial in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Speaking at a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12 February 2018, entitled "The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference", Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted that food safety "is a central element of public health". He noted that the WTO's rules, such as the Sanitary...
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