vrijdag 8 november 2019

WTO: Agriculture Committee adopts report on implementation of Bali decision on tariff quotas

Agriculture Committee adopts report on implementation of Bali decision on tariff quotas
At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture on 30-31 October, WTO members adopted a report on the operation of the 2013 Bali Ministerial Decision on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs). It also adopted the accompanying recommendations on improving the use of TRQs. The report follows a two-year review of how...
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Arbitrator issues decision in US-China anti-dumping dispute
On 1 November, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures China may request with respect to the United States in "United States — Certain Methodologies and their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China" (DS471).
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DG Azevêdo and President Xi participate in opening ceremony of China International Import Expo
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo joined Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders at the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo, held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November. The theme of this year's fair is "Opening-up and Innovation for Win-win Co-operation".
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Azevêdo urges ministers to step up work on the road to MC12
Speaking at an informal meeting of trade ministers in Shanghai on 5 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called for WTO members to step up their efforts to define a realistic set of potential outcomes for the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), to be held in Kazakhstan in June 2020.
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Luncheon on investment facilitation for development
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Registration opens for public hearing in "Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine"
At the request of the parties in the dispute "Canada — Measures Governing the Sale of Wine" (DS537), the panel has decided to open its second substantive meeting to public observation on 3 and 4 December 2019. The live screening will take place at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva.
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China International Import Expo opening ceremony
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WTO prepares for new Aid for Trade work programme, hosts workshop on MSMEs' access to finance
On 5 November 2019, WTO members started the process of developing a new Aid for Trade work programme for 2020-2021 in the Aid for Trade session of the Trade and Development Committee. Members also discussed how new technologies can enhance access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized...
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WTO members continue efforts to facilitate LDCs' exports
At a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) on 6 November 2019, WTO members focused on measures they are taking to facilitate exports from LDCs.
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Deadline for registering for Trade Policy Review Conference extended to 20 November
The deadline for registering for a conference at the WTO to mark the 30th anniversary of the WTO's Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM) has been extended to 20 November. The conference, to be held on 27 November, will focus on the role of the TPRM in providing enhanced transparency, accountability...
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