vrijdag 3 april 2020

WTO: WTO sets up dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and trade

WTO sets up dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and trade
The WTO has set up a dedicated webpage to help governments, business, the media and the public track the latest information on trade-related responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lees verder

DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 pledge on COVID-19 response and economic recovery
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo today (26 March) took part in an extraordinary G20 virtual leaders' summit on COVID-19. He welcomed the pledge by the Group of 20 major economies to work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and "restore confidence, preserve financial stability, revive...
Lees verder

DDG Wolff: COVID-19 crisis calls for "unprecedented level" of international cooperation
In a speech delivered to a virtual meeting of the Washington International Trade Association on 26 March, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the COVID-19 pandemic calls for an "unprecedented level" of international cooperation to tackle the crisis. He outlined six priorities the WTO has for...
Lees verder

WTO members continue efforts to advance agriculture negotiations despite COVID-19 crisis
WTO members continue exchanging views on various issues in the agriculture negotiations and the possible options for a positive outcome through written communications while WTO meetings are suspended in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lees verder

DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 ministers' commitment to notify WTO of COVID-19 related trade measures
At a virtual gathering of G20 trade ministers on 30 March, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged them to "lead the way" in using trade to lower the cost of fighting the pandemic, and to lay the foundations of a strong economic recovery.
Lees verder

2020 Public Forum theme to be "Building on 25 Years of the World Trade Organization"
The WTO's 2020 Public Forum, to be held from 29 September to 2 October, will examine the important role the multilateral trading system has played over the past quarter of a century and will look ahead to how the WTO might be strengthened to address existing and future challenges to trade and the...
Lees verder

Agency chiefs issue joint call to keep food trade flowing in response to COVID-19
The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement on 31 March calling on governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food. "Now is the time to...
Lees verder

DDG Wolff outlines measures taken in response to COVID-19, highlights key role of WTO
In a virtual address to the Washington International Trade Association on 1 April, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the range of trade-related measures and policy responses governments have adopted worldwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ideas for future trade policy...
Lees verder

ICC, WTO heads urge business dialogue to inform response to trade fallout from COVID-19
WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint statement calling for more dialogue with business to maximize the effectiveness of public policies to mitigate the economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Lees verder

WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19 medical products
The WTO Secretariat has released a new report on trade in medical products critical for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report traces trade flows for products such as personal protective products, hospital and laboratory supplies, medicines and medical technology while providing...
Lees verder