maandag 8 juli 2019

WTO: DG Azevêdo welcomes Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia to WTO

DG Azevêdo welcomes Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia to WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Hun Sen to the WTO on 3 July on the occasion of the 7th Global Review of Aid for Trade. The two met and discussed current tensions in global trade, and the importance of the multilateral trading system for Cambodia and other least-developed...
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DG Azevêdo: E-commerce needs to be a force for inclusion
Addressing a session on "Making e-commerce work for all" at the Global Review of Aid for Trade on 3 July, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called on the international community to tackle the digital divide and ensure that e-commerce is a force for inclusion. He highlighted the growing interest in...
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More work needed to tackle barriers women entrepreneurs face in trade says DG Azevêdo
Women entrepreneurs play a vital part in the world economy but more must be done to dismantle barriers to their full participation in global trade, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said at an Aid for Trade Global Review session on 3 July which explored the trading landscape and national experiences...
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Aid for Trade Review opens with call to preserve trading system as driver for development
The seventh Global Review of Aid for Trade opened at the World Trade Organization on 3 July with a call for preserving the multilateral trading system in order to support trade as a driver of economic growth and development.
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United States initiates WTO dispute against Indian duties on US imports
The United States has requested WTO dispute consultations with India concerning additional duties applied by India on certain imports of US goods. The request was circulated to WTO members on 4 July.
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Economic diversification and empowerment of women key to bridge development gaps
Economic diversification and empowerment of women are key to achieve a fairer and more efficient trading environment, speakers at various sessions said at the Aid for Trade Global Review on 3-4 July. The global economy offers many opportunities for enterprises to grow but much remains to be done in...
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"Economic Diversification and the Blue Economy — What Role for a WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement?"
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WTO advanced course on economic analysis of trade policy concludes in Geneva
Twenty four participants from developing countries attended the WTO Advanced Course on the Economic Analysis of Trade Policy in Geneva on 27 June to 5 July to enhance the use of economic data for policy making.
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Aid for Trade must adapt to evolving needs of least developed countries and the environment
Trade initiatives must keep up with the evolving needs of developing countries and environmental protection to remain relevant and inclusive, participants heard at the Aid for Trade Global Review on 4-5 July. Least developed countries (LDCs) will need continued support even as they graduate to a...
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Azevêdo: Let's ensure Aid for Trade initiative continues to go from strength to strength
The seventh Global Review of Aid for Trade entitled "Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment" wrapped up on 5 July, with participants expressing their appreciation for the constructive debates on trade's contribution to promoting development. In closing the three-day event,...
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