vrijdag 9 april 2021

WTO: WTO-ECOWAS workshop addresses health, intellectual property and trade policy-making

WTO-ECOWAS workshop addresses health, intellectual property and trade policy-making
The WTO and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission jointly organized a three-day virtual workshop on health, intellectual property (IP) and trade policy-making for ECOWAS member states and the ECOWAS Commission on 22-23 and 29 March. The workshop, held in collaboration...
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Sudan, WTO host Round Table with development partners to discuss accession needs
The Government of Sudan and the WTO Secretariat organised a Round Table with WTO members and development partners on 29 March to discuss Sudan's accession-specific technical assistance and capacity building needs. Khartoum is preparing for full resumption of the accession process following an...
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WTO committee explores initiatives to increase developing countries' trading capacities
Special and differential treatment for developing countries, and particularly for least-developed countries (LDCs), featured in WTO members' discussions at a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 29 March. The United Kingdom's preferential scheme for imports from developing countries...
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COVID-19 concerns continue to overshadow WTO farm trade discussions
Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm trade and farm policies continued to overshadow the work of the WTO's Committee on Agriculture at its meeting on 29-30 March. Questions were raised regarding 30 new agriculture support and trade-related policies adopted by members and the...
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WTO members discuss measures to tackle climate change and strengthen sustainability
WTO members discussed the trade-related aspects of the European Green Deal and heard presentations from several developing countries on their national environmental initiatives at the 30 March meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE). The Committee also heard updates on the ongoing...
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Trade forecast press conference
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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France contributes approximately EUR 6 million to help developing countries deepen trade expertise
France is donating approximately EUR 6 million to finance WTO technical assistance programmes for developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) from 2021 to 2023 aimed at improving participants' understanding of global trade rules and standards. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire...
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WTO hosts Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health with a special focus on COVID-19
WTO member and observer governments are invited to submit candidates for the 2021 Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health — the latest in this long running series of WTO capacity-building programmes. This year's session will have a special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and will be delivered in...
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Trade Policy Review: Qatar
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Qatar takes place on 6 and 8 April 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Qatar.
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Calling young professionals: the WTO wants you!
Wanted: Young, dynamic, hard-working individuals with an interest in trade and a yearning for learning to work at the WTO for one year. A love of adventure and a positive attitude is required!
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