donderdag 7 januari 2021

WTO: Indonesia appeals compliance panel report on chicken import measures

Indonesia appeals compliance panel report on chicken import measures
Indonesia notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 17 December of its decision to appeal the compliance panel report in the case brought by Brazil in "Indonesia — Measures Concerning the Importation of Chicken Meat and Chicken Products" (DS484). The panel report was circulated to WTO members on 10...
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Coordinators of joint initiatives cite substantial progress in discussions
The coordinators of the joint initiatives on e-commerce, investment facilitation, services domestic regulation and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) said on 18 December that substantial progress has been achieved in their respective discussions and that they are on track to deliver...
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Members pledge flexible arrangements in WTO dispute proceedings during COVID pandemic
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 18 December, a group of WTO members signalled their intention to adopt flexible arrangements in dispute proceedings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the holding of virtual and hybrid panel hearings, in order to ensure prompt...
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World trade volume rallies in third quarter after COVID-19 shock
Global merchandise trade volumes bounced back in the third quarter of 2020 from a deep second quarter slump brought on by the COVID-19 crisis according to statistics released by the WTO on 18 December. The third quarter rally helped limit the contraction in world trade since the start of the year.
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Australia initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese barley duties
Australia has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by China on imports of Australian barley. The request was circulated to WTO members on 21 December.
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Sweden donates SEK 19.2 million to help developing countries participate in global trade
The government of Sweden has contributed SEK 19.2 million (approximately CHF 2 million) as part of its efforts to help developing countries improve their trading capacity and participate fully in global trade negotiations.
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WTO updates report on trade in medical goods in the context of COVID-19
The WTO Secretariat has published an update of the information note on trade in medical goods in the context of tackling COVID-19 which was first issued on 3 April. The update looks at developments that took place in the first half of 2020.
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WTO paper explores role of trade policy in the rapid roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note on trade-related issues for COVID-19 vaccine production, manufacturing and deployment. The note, entitled "Developing and delivering COVID-19 vaccines around the world," explores how trade policy can play its part in ensuring the rapid...
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Trade Policy Review: India
The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of India takes place on 6 and 8 January 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of India.
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Austria donates EUR 200,000 to support trade-related academic activities
The government of Austria has contributed EUR 200,000 (CHF 215,000) in 2021 to the Global Trust Fund (GTF) dedicated to supporting the new phase of the WTO Chairs Programme. The objective of this initiative is to help academic institutions in developing countries and least developed countries...
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