dinsdag 16 juli 2019

WTO: Russia initiates WTO dispute against US dumping duties on steel

Russia initiates WTO dispute against US dumping duties on steel
The Russian Federation has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning the continued application of US anti-dumping duties on imports of carbon-quality steel from Russia. The request was circulated to WTO members on 9 July.
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Costa Rica launches safeguard investigation on white sugar
On 9 July 2019, Costa Rica notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on white sugar. As regards the timing of initiation, the notification states as follows.
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Follow-up Session begins for 14th Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
19 experts from nine Latin American countries are participating in the Follow-Up Session on the 14th edition of the Advanced Course on the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (The "SPS Agreement"). The course, organized by the Agriculture and Commodities Division in collaboration...
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WTO issues panel reports regarding Canadian, Mexican duties on US products
On 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by the United States in "Canada — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States" (DS557) and "Mexico — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States" (DS560).
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WTO issues panel reports regarding US measures on Canadian, Mexican steel and aluminium
On 11 July the WTO circulated two panel report in the cases brought by Canada and Mexico in "United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products" (DS550) and "United States — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products" (DS551).
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Belarus reaffirms intent to complete WTO accession by next Ministerial Conference
At the 12th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Belarus on 11 July, a high-level government delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Turchin reaffirmed the strong intention of Minsk to complete WTO accession negotiations by the next WTO Ministerial Conference, which will...
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WTO issues second compliance panel report regarding Thai measures on imported cigarettes
On 12 July 2019 the WTO circulated the panel report in the compliance case initiated by the Philippines in "Thailand — Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines — Second Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the Philippines" (DS371).
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Trade Policy Review: North Macedonia
The second review of the trade policies and practices of North Macedonia takes place on 15 and 17 July 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of North Macedonia.
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Appellate Body issues report on US compliance with countervailing duties ruling
On 16 July the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by China in "United States — Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China — Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU By China" (DS437).
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DDG Wolff: The opportunity for reform of the trading system must not be squandered
Speaking at a meeting of G7 Finance Ministers in Paris on 16 July to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Agreements, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff called on leaders to ensure "open trade under agreed global rules is an essential part of a revitalized international economic order...
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