dinsdag 7 mei 2019

WTO: Members review long list of safeguard actions at committee meeting

Members review long list of safeguard actions at committee meeting
More than 30 safeguard-related actions of WTO members were put on the agenda for review at a meeting of the WTO's Committee on Safeguards on 29 April. The European Union's decision to impose a definitive safeguard measure against imports of steel products drew the most comments from members, with...
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DDG Wolff: Trading system must evolve to keep up with change in agricultural markets
Speaking at an event organized by the Farm Foundation on 30 April in Arlington, Virginia, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff encouraged agriculture negotiators to turn technical discussions and information sharing at the WTO into real negotiation. Taking stock of the challenges that farmers are...
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DDG Wolff: All members benefit from the existence of the multilateral trading system
Speaking at the 10th China Business Conference held at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC on 1 May, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that all benefit from the existence of the multilateral trading system, not least the United States and China, and other major trading partners. He...
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Agriculture Chair extends working group process, urges move towards negotiation mode
Most WTO members confirmed at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session on 30 April to 1 May their positive reaction to the working group process initiated in January, and supported the intention of Ambassador John Deep Ford, the committee chair, to extend the process until...
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WTO opens online registration for 2019 Public Forum
Online registration for the 2019 Public Forum is now open. The main theme of this year's event, to be held at the WTO's headquarters from 8 to 11 October, is "Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World". Registration closes on 16 September 2019.
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10 years of WTO monitoring — enhancing trade policy transparency and predictability
Following the outbreak of the 2008 global financial crisis, WTO members tasked the WTO Secretariat with the mission to prepare regular updates on the latest trends in the implementation of new trade and trade-related measures and on important developments in trade policy-making. Launched in early...
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DG Azevêdo announces new fund to help LDCs participate in fisheries subsidies talks
At a meeting of the full WTO membership on 3 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced that a new WTO trust fund has been established to support least developed countries to take part in negotiations on fisheries subsidies over the coming months, ahead of the end-of-year deadline for this...
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Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 registration now open
Registration is now open for the Aid for Trade Global Review 2019, to be held from 3 to 5 July under the theme "Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment" at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva. The Global Review will discuss how Aid for Trade supports economic diversification and...
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Applications open for WTO workshop on public health, global trade and intellectual property
The WTO, in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will hold its 6th annual Workshop on Trade and Public Health in Geneva from 11 to 15 November 2019. The deadline to submit applications is 14 June 2019.
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Consumer groups express support for multilateral trade, stress priorities for e-commerce
Senior representatives of consumer organizations meeting today (6 May 2019) at the WTO headquarters sent a strong message of support for the WTO and the multilateral trading system. They stressed the importance of ensuring consumers' concerns are taken into account in trade negotiations and...
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