woensdag 12 juni 2019

WTO: Local content measures scrutinized by WTO members in investment committee

Local content measures scrutinized by WTO members in investment committee
Several WTO members raised concerns over local content requirements imposed by other members at a meeting of the Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) on 6 June 2019. Certain domestic legislation concerning fisheries, mobile and medical devices, and retail, automobile and...
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WTO issues updated dispute settlement case summaries
The WTO has issued a new and updated edition of "WTO Dispute Settlement: One-Page Case Summaries". The publication provides a succinct summary of the key findings of every dispute panel report up to the end of 2018 and, where applicable, the subsequent Appellate Body report.
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New EIF policy series highlights key trade issues for least-developed countries
Where are least developed countries (LDCs) seeing the benefits from trade assistance? What work remains to be done? And where would investments have the most impact? These are some of the questions addressed in a series of expert articles launched by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) in the...
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STDF launches 2018 Annual Report
Coinciding with the celebration of the first World Food Safety Day, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) launched on 7 June its Annual Report 2018, entitled "Investing in Safe Trade: Supporting Developing Countries to Meet International Standards".
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DDG Wolff: "I believe that the multilateral trading system will endure and ultimately be strengthened"
In a speech to the G-2 Conference at the WTO on 8 June, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said that the stronger the WTO is as an institution, the more likely it can play a positive role in providing a response to trade conflicts. WTO members, business CEOs and non-governmental organizations...
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G20 trade ministers renew commitment to WTO reform with "sense of urgency"
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo participated in the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy on 8-9 June in Tsukuba, Japan, which resulted in a commitment by ministers to "work constructively with other WTO Members to undertake necessary WTO reform with a sense of urgency, including in...
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DG Azevêdo welcomes President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed President Salome Zourabichvili of Georgia to the WTO on 11 June. The two met and exchanged views on Georgia's participation in the WTO and its support for the multilateral trading system.
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DG Azevêdo welcomes President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar to the WTO
President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar paid a visit to the WTO on 11 June and met with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The two discussed current challenges facing global trade and how the multilateral trading system can better address the concerns of least-developed countries (LDCs) such as...
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DG Azevêdo welcomes Peru's Vice President Mercedes Aráoz to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Vice President Mercedes Aráoz of Peru to the WTO on 11 June to discuss challenges facing the multilateral trading system and ongoing talks on reform of the WTO as well as Peru's upcoming Trade Policy Review at the WTO.
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Trade Policy Review: Canada
The eleventh review of the trade policies and practices of Canada takes place on 12 and 14 June 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Canada.
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