donderdag 24 september 2020

WTO: WTO members start text-based negotiations on fisheries subsidies

WTO members start text-based negotiations on fisheries subsidies
WTO members, during the 14-18 September cluster of meetings of the Negotiating Group on Rules, began a new phase of their work on an agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies. Several members noted that the focus on specific parts of the text was particularly useful as it helped generate some...
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DDG Wolff: WTO reform crucial to restoring confidence in the trading system
Ongoing WTO reform efforts will be crucial to restoring confidence in the trading system's ability to meet the needs of its users and adapt to changing economic realities, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on 21 September. In virtual remarks delivered to the Trade Law Centre for Southern...
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DDG Wolff urges G20 trade ministers to step up engagement on WTO reform
At a virtual meeting of G20 trade ministers today (22 September), WTO Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff called for "renewed engagement" by WTO members to "ensure that the WTO is fully ready to meet the challenges of a changing global economy". He urged members to conclude ongoing negotiations, to...
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Statement of Alan Wm. Wolff, Joint Acting Director-General of the World Trade Organization
G20 Trade Ministers Meeting
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New WTO working group established to deepen trade and gender discussions
A group of WTO members agreed to establish an Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender on 23 September, marking the next phase of an initiative kickstarted in 2017 to increase the participation of women in trade. The online meeting to launch the new WTO working group was held at the invitation of...
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Open trade and multilateral farm policy reforms vital for food security goals: DDG Wolff
Open international trade and continued reforms of agricultural trade policy will be critical to meeting global food security needs in the decade ahead while making land and water use more efficient, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said today (23 September) at an event organized by the UN Food...
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World merchandise trade fell 14% in volume, 21% in value in Q2 amid global lockdown
Global merchandise trade volumes declined by 14.3% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous period as COVID-19 containment measures affected economies around the world according to data released on 23 September. The latest trade contraction is sharper than the 10.2% drop recorded...
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Launch of "The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020"
Remarks by Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff
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WTO members consider EU-Armenia, MERCOSUR-Israel trade agreements
WTO members considered two regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the meeting of the Committee on RTAs on 22 September. Members reviewed the trade in services aspect of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Armenia and the Free Trade Agreement between the...
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Trade and Gender — Virtual Meeting
Remarks by Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah
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