vrijdag 13 september 2019

WTO: Guatemala Launches Safeguard Investigation on Flat-rolled Products

Guatemala Launches Safeguard Investigation on Flat-rolled Products
On 4 September 2019, Guatemala notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated a safeguard investigation on 27 August 2019 regarding flat-rolled products of other alloy steels of a width of 600MM or more.
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DG Azevêdo welcomes Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia to the WTO on 9 September. The two discussed the role of international trade in development and how the trading system can help small, vulnerable members address challenges they face such as those arising from...
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Appellate Body issues report regarding Korean duties on Japanese pneumatic valves
On 10 September the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Japan in " Korea — Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan" (DS504)
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DDG Wolff: Multilateral trading system is vitally important to health of world economy
Speaking at a conference held at the Institute for International Trade in Adelaide on 10 September, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff reflected on the current challenges facing the world trading system and what the system might look like in the year 2050. He foresaw that the system will continue...
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 10 September 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially...
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Trade Policy Review: Suriname
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Suriname takes place on 11 and 13 September 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Suriname.
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Appellate Body issues report regarding Ukrainian duties on ammonium nitrate from Russia
On 12 September the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in "Ukraine — Anti-Dumping Measures on Ammonium Nitrate" (DS493).
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DG Azevêdo marks 25th anniversary of conclusion of Uruguay Round in Montevideo
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo praised Uruguay's continued leadership in the multilateral trading system during his visit to Montevideo on 12 September 2019. He participated at an event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of the Uruguay Round...
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WTO announces winners of 2019 Essay Award for Young Economists
The winners of the 2019 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists are Jan Bakker of Oxford University and Federico Huneeus of Princeton University, who were ranked in equal first place by the Selection Panel. They will share the prize of CHF 5,000. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Bern on 12...
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Canada files WTO dispute complaint against Chinese import restrictions on canola seed
Canada has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning measures imposed by China affecting the importation of canola seed from Canada. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 September
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