vrijdag 31 juli 2020

WTO: WTO panel issues report regarding EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports

WTO panel issues report regarding EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports
On 24 July the WTO circulated the dispute panel report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in "European Union — Cost Adjustment Methodologies and Certain Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports from Russia — (Second complaint)" (DS494).
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Informal Trade Policy Review Body meeting — trade monitoring report
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Goods Council agrees on 2020 chairs for subsidiary bodies
The WTO's Goods Council, on 27 July, approved a list of new chairs to the 14 subsidiary bodies that report to the Council.
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Saudi Arabia appeals panel report regarding intellectual property measures
Saudi Arabia notified the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 July of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Qatar in "Saudi Arabia — Measures concerning the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" (DS567). As a consequence, the report of the panel, which was circulated...
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Panels established to review Indian tech tariffs, Japanese export restrictions, EU palm oil measures
WTO members agreed on 29 July to the establishment of four new dispute panels to examine various trade complaints. At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), two panels were established at the request of Japan and Chinese Taipei to examine India's tariffs on high tech goods. Panels were...
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WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovation
On 29 July, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO presented a new edition of the Trilateral Study on Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation. Building on the first edition launched in 2013, the publication...
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WTO, World Bank launch joint publication on the role of trade in empowering women
The WTO and the World Bank launched the joint publication "Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality" at a virtual event on 30 July. Gaining a better understanding of how women can benefit from trade is essential in ensuring that trade works for all and that its benefits are...
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Germany gives EUR 150,000 to enhance developing countries' participation in farm trade
The government of Germany contributed EUR 150,000 (approximately CHF 160,000) in 2020 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards, with the aim of increasing their access to agricultural markets.
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WTO issues 2020 edition of its flagship statistical publication
The WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the "World Trade Statistical Review".
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General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selection
The General Council agreed on 31 July on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azev√™do. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah, Karl Brauner,...
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