woensdag 17 april 2019

WTO: WTO establishes panel to review Turkish duties on Thai air conditioners

WTO establishes panel to review Turkish duties on Thai air conditioners
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 11 April, WTO members agreed to Thailand's request for the establishment of a dispute panel to rule on duties levied by Turkey on imported Thai air conditioners. Members also considered Russia's request for a panel regarding European Union...
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DG Azevêdo: rules-based trading system is "irreplaceable" but must be ready to evolve
At a speech delivered to the Peterson Institute in Washington DC on 11 April, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo underlined the critical importance of the WTO to the stability and predictability of the global trading system. At the same time "it is clear that the WTO has to be better, faster and...
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DDG Wolff: This is a time of serious risks but even more of major opportunities
In a speech delivered at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid on 11 April, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that the world of trade is changing, and the multilateral trade rules and their administration must change with them. "The possibilities for positive results, for far-reaching...
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WTO´s Trade Policy Review Mechanism turns 30
The WTO marked on 12 April the 30th anniversary of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM), which over the last three decades has contributed to ensuring and facilitating the smooth functioning of the multilateral trading system by enhancing the transparency of WTO members' trade policies.
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Registration opens for screening of second compliance panel meeting in "EC — Large Civil Aircraft"
At the request of the parties in the dispute "European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft: Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the European Union and Certain Member States" (DS316), the panel has decided to invite officials of WTO Members and...
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Azevêdo urges finance ministers to take coordinated steps to address economic imbalances
Meeting with finance ministers and Central Bank presidents from around the world at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC on 13 April, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo warned that the global imbalances driving current trade tensions can only be addressed by coordinated action. He...
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Report sheds light on impact of digital technologies on global value chains
Global value chains (GVCs) have regained momentum in recent years, leading to the creation of new jobs and increased prosperity, especially in developing economies, according to a new report co-published by the WTO and five other institutions. New digital technologies, such as robotics and big...
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Marrakesh milestone — 25th anniversary of the WTO's founding agreements
Twenty-five years ago, on 15 April 1994, representatives from more than 120 nations gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco, to sign what was described at the time as the "greatest trade agreement in history", one which led to the establishment of the WTO and created a new global framework for liberalizing...
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Colombia launches safeguard investigation on sheets of cardboard and polyethylene
On 16 April 2019, Colombia notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 9 April 2019 a safeguard investigation on certain sheets of cardboard and polyethylene.
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Mexico Chair participates in workshop on women's economic empowerment in India
Mexico's co-chairholder in the WTO Chairs Programme, Dr Amrita Bahri, presented a research paper entitled "Economic Empowerment of Women: Through International Law and Technology" at a workshop held at the IMS Unison University in India in February.
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