woensdag 5 juni 2019

WTO: Morocco launches safeguard investigation on hot-rolled sheets of steel

Morocco launches safeguard investigation on hot-rolled sheets of steel
On 27 May 2019, Morocco notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 29 May 2019 a safeguard investigation on hot-rolled sheets of steel.
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Panel established to rule on measures imposed by Qatar on goods from the UAE
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 May, WTO members agreed to establish a panel to rule on measures imposed by Qatar relating to the importing, stocking, distribution, marketing or sale of goods from the United Arab Emirates. The DSB also considered a request from the European...
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Members adopt draft decision to improve tariff and import data, discuss trade concerns
WTO members reached consensus on adopting a new decision on the modalities and operation of the Integrated Database (IDB), the main source of tariff and import data at the WTO. The decision, adopted at the formal meeting of the Market Access Committee held on 28 May, will help members to simplify...
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Launch of the Appellate Body Annual Report for 2018
The Appellate Body has issued its 2018 Annual Report summarizing the activities of the Appellate Body and its Secretariat over the past year. At an event to mark the launch of the report on 28 May, 2018 Appellate Body chair Ujal Singh Bhatia said the Appellate Body's docket continued to grow with...
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DDG Wolff: Companies depend on the health of a liberal international trading system
Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff called on businesses to make "support of the liberal international economic order a company and industry priority" in his speech to the Geneva Association General Assembly in Buenos Aires on 30 May. Speaking to senior global decision-makers in the insurance...
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DG Azevêdo pledges support for Africa's continued economic integration
Addressing the African Group of WTO members in Geneva on 3 June, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo stressed his commitment to supporting Africa's continued economic integration, through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and through the WTO, in order to further fuel the...
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Deadline for submitting proposals for 2019 Public Forum extended to 14 June
The deadline for submitting proposals for this year's Public Forum — entitled "Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World" — has been extended to 14 June 2019. Individuals interested in organizing sessions at the Forum, to be held on 8-11 October, are invited to complete an online application...
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Canada appeals panel report regarding US dumping duties on Canadian lumber
Canada filed an appeal on 4 June concerning the WTO panel report in the case brought by Canada in "United States — Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada" (DS534). The panel report was circulated to WTO members on 9 April 2019.
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WTO issues 2019 Annual Report
The WTO's Annual Report, published today (4 June), provides a comprehensive account of the organization's activities in 2018 and early 2019. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and a brief overview of the year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of the WTO's...
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Goods Council agrees on 2019 chairs for subsidiary bodies
The WTO's Goods Council, on 4 June, approved a list of new chairs to the 14 subsidiary bodies that report to the Council.
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