maandag 9 september 2019

WTO: Madagascar launches three safeguard investigations

Madagascar launches three safeguard investigations
On 27 August, Madagascar notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated three safeguard investigations: on soaps; on lubricating oils; and on vegetable oils and margarines. All three investigations were initiated on 14 August 2019.
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Public Forum registration closes on 16 September
Online registration for this year's Public Forum must be completed no later than 16 September 2019. Last minute and onsite registrations will not be accepted for the event, which takes place from 8 to 11 October. Participation at the Forum is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs are to be...
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Jordan launches safeguard investigation on potato chips
On 3 September 2019, Jordan notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 September 2019 a safeguard investigation on "potato prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen".
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World Cotton Day registration closes on 20 September
Online registration for the WTO launch of World Cotton Day must be completed no later than 20 September 2019. Last minute and onsite registrations will not be accepted for the event, which will be held on 7 October at the WTO headquarters. Participation at the event is free of charge. Travel and...
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on "complex fertilizers"
On 2 September 2019, Ukraine notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2019 a safeguard investigation on "complex fertilizers" (mineral fertilizers with nitrogen and phosphorus content and mineral fertilizers with nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium content).
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China initiates WTO dispute against additional US duties on Chinese imports
China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States concerning additional duties imposed by the United States on imports of Chinese goods that took effect on 1 September. The request was circulated to WTO members on 4 September.
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Trilateral Symposium to address opportunities and challenges of cutting-edge health technologies
The 8th joint Technical Symposium, organized by the WTO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will address the importance of innovation in, and access to, cutting-edge health technologies to ensure progress towards universal health coverage...
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Ukraine Launches Safeguard Investigation on "Certain Nitrogen Fertilizers"
On 5 September 2019, Ukraine notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 August 2019 a safeguard investigation on "certain nitrogen fertilizers" (see notification for details).
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Chinese Taipei initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian tech tariffs
Chinese Taipei has requested dispute consultations with India regarding duties imposed by India on imports of certain information and communications technology (ITC) goods. The request was circulated to WTO members on 9 September.
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Thailand appeals second compliance panel report regarding Thai cigarette import measures
Thailand filed an appeal on 9 September concerning the WTO compliance panel report in the case brought 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). The compliance panel...
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