donderdag 22 april 2021

WTO: 2021 Model WTO initiative focuses on trade and health

2021 Model WTO initiative focuses on trade and health
Close to 60 students from around the world successfully concluded on 15 April the 24th edition of Model WTO, a week-long simulation of WTO negotiations organized by students from the University of St. Gallen with the support of the WTO.
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Workshop on Information Technology Agreement to be held in September 2021
A WTO workshop to discuss developments in information and communications technology (ICT) will take place on 16 September in Geneva, according to a decision made at the meeting of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) Committee on 15 April. The workshop will examine how trade in ICT products...
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Members note sharp downturn in LDCs' trade, discuss role of trade in eradicating poverty
An analysis of least-developed countries' (LDCs) trade flows in 2020, presented to WTO members at a meeting of the Sub-Committee on LDCs on 19 April, revealed that the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade was worse for LDCs than for the world as a whole. In addition, delegations...
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E-commerce negotiations: Members finalise "clean text" on e-signatures and authentication
At a meeting on e-commerce negotiations held on 20 April, WTO members participating in the talks announced that a "clean" negotiating text on the issue of e-signatures and authentication has been finalised. The co-convenors of the talks — Australia, Japan and Singapore — commended members for their...
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What's up on services? The WTO's Trade Monitoring Database can help!
Trying to find information on what WTO members are doing on services? A new addition to the WTO's Trade Monitoring Database allows anyone to search for laws, regulations or other measures adopted by members relating to trade in services, either by member, by services sector, or both.
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Negotiating Group on Rules — fisheries subsidies: Informal open-ended meeting at heads of delegation level
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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Summary of statement of Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, Negotiating Group on Rules chair, at meeting on fisheries subsidies
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Ministerial meeting eyed for July as fisheries subsidies negotiations enter final phase
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the fisheries subsidies negotiations chair, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, urged WTO members on 21 April to prepare to make tough calls and pave the way for a ministerial meeting in July in a bid to deliver an agreement that will curb harmful state...
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Conclusion of the joint FES-WTO seminar for journalists from Latin America
Twenty-one journalists from Latin American media outlets participated from 19 to 22 April in a virtual seminar organized jointly by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) and the WTO. The seminar addressed the Organization's main areas of work and the main challenges facing the multilateral trading...
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WTO issues call for papers for 2021 Essay Award for Young Economists
The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2021 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community. Essays must be submitted...
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