vrijdag 4 september 2020

WTO: WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumber

WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumber
On 24 August the WTO circulated the dispute panel report in the case brought by Canada in "United States — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada" (DS533).
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WTO issues call for papers for new Trade Economist Thematic Award
The WTO has issued a call for papers for the new WTO Trade Economist Thematic Award. Trade experts at universities in developing countries are invited to submit case studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and trade policy. The winning paper will be rewarded with a prize of CHF...
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WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade
A new information note published by the WTO Secretariat highlights how trade in goods and services has been affected by temporary border closures and travel restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world agricultural trade. The paper notes that agricultural trade has fared better than other sectors, and that initial measures focused on guaranteeing the immediate availability of food have...
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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 28 August 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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EU appeals panel report on EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports
The European Union notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 28 August 2020 of its decision to appeal the 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)"...
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Panel established to review EU safeguard measures on steel imports
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on 28 August, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a dispute panel to review a complaint filed by Turkey regarding the European Union's safeguard measures on imports of certain steel products. The United States blocked a request from China for a...
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DDG Wolff announces autumn programme of WTO accessions
Working party meetings for two least developed country candidates for World Trade Organization membership will be held in the coming weeks and accession activities have been reactivated for two other candidates seeking to join the organization.
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DDG Wolff: Regular discussion of specific trade concerns helps to reduce trade friction
The regular discussion of specific trade concerns in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee has helped to reduce the need for costly and time-consuming WTO litigation, said Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff on 2 September at a virtual event organized as part of the [email protected] Dialogue Series....
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DDG Agah launches preparatory process for WTO's end-of-year trade monitoring reports
WTO trade monitoring reports are a large-scale transparency exercise that provide WTO members with regular updates on the latest trends in the implementation of a broad range of policy measures that facilitate, as well as restrict, the flow of trade.
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