donderdag 9 januari 2020

WTO: WTO-UNCTAD Course on Trade in Services Statistics concludes in Geneva

WTO-UNCTAD Course on Trade in Services Statistics concludes in Geneva
A total of 26 statisticians from developing economies took part in the WTO-UNCTAD Course on Trade in Services Statistics from 2 to 6 December 2019 at the WTO. The course was preceded by a six-week online segment organized in cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
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Summary of the General Council meeting
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Germany gives EUR 1 million to help developing countries enhance negotiating skill-set
Germany is donating EUR 1 million (just over CHF 1 million) to the WTO's DDA Global Trust Fund in 2019 to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) implement WTO agreements and to increase their trade negotiating skills. The contribution was confirmed at a signing ceremony with the...
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Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU biofuels measures
Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU and its member states in the renewable energy sector relating to biofuels. The request was circulated to WTO members on 16 December.
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Germany commits EUR 1.3 million to support trade initiatives in world's poorest countries
The government of Germany has committed EUR 1.3 million (just over CHF 1.4 million) to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for 2020 to help spur trade growth across the world's poorest countries. An agreement was signed on 17 December at the WTO by Germany's Deputy Permanent Representative to...
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Members urge continued engagement on resolving Appellate Body issues
WTO members vowed on 18 December to continue their efforts to resolve the impasse over the start of the selection process for new Appellate Body members and improving the functioning of the Appellate Body. At a meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), members welcomed Director-General...
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The WTO's 25 years of achievement and challenges
As the WTO marks its 25-year anniversary, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reflects on the organisation's achievements and on the formidable challenges it faces in the coming years.
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Applications open for 12th WIPO-WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO will hold the 12th annual Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for government officials from 16 to 27 March 2020. The deadline to submit applications is 17 January 2020.
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Panel report adopted regarding Moroccan measures on hot-rolled steel from Turkey
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 8 January, WTO members formally adopted the panel and Appellate Body reports in a case brought by Turkey regarding anti-dumping measures imposed by Morocco on imports of certain hot-rolled steel products from Turkey.
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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 13 January 2020, 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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