donderdag 31 oktober 2019

WTO: Panels established to rule on Indian, Moroccan duty measures

Panels established to rule on Indian, Moroccan duty measures
WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 October to a request from the United States for a dispute panel to rule on India's decision to impose additional duties on certain US products. They also agreed to Tunisia's request for a panel to rule on Morocco's...
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Advanced Course on the WTO's SPS Agreement
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DG Azevêdo: Voices of business community can help rebuild confidence in trading system
Speaking at the launch of the Association of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce on 29 October 2019 at the WTO, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo outlined some of the latest developments in global trade and how discussions among WTO members are seeking to address these changes in the trading environment....
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DG Azevêdo highlights importance of sanitary and phytosanitary measures in agricultural trade
Addressing the 15th edition of the WTO's Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) on 29 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo emphasised the important role that SPS plays in today's agricultural trade, which is increasingly shaped by new technologies, a changing climate, and...
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DG Azevêdo and Kazakh Trade Minister Sultanov sign 12th Ministerial Conference Agreement
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met on 29 October with Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan's Minister of Trade and Integration, who was recently elected as Chair of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The two signed an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the WTO...
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DG Azevêdo: Enhanced participation of LDCs in services trade should be key priority
On 29 October 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo addressed a Dedicated Session of the Council for Trade in Services to review how WTO members are making use of the Services Waiver that allows them to grant more favourable treatment to service suppliers from least-developed countries (LDCs)....
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Estonia gives EUR 20,000 to help poorer countries improve negotiating skill-set
The government of Estonia is contributing EUR 20,000 (CHF 22,000) in 2019 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) increase their participation in multilateral trade negotiations.
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WTO issues panel report regarding Indian export promotion measures
On 31 October the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United States in "India — Export Related Measures" (DS541)
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WTO-WHO-WIPO Symposium looks at challenges and opportunities of cutting-edge health technologies
Participants at a technical symposium held at the WTO on 31 October addressed the importance of cutting-edge health technologies in ensuring progress toward universal health coverage and the achievement of the health-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event marked ten years of...
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Technical Symposium (WHO, WIPO and WTO): Cutting-edge health technologies — opportunities and challenges
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