donderdag 24 juni 2021

WTO: WTO to host technical symposium on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, regulatory transparency

WTO to host technical symposium on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, regulatory transparency
The WTO will hold on 29 June 2021 a technical symposium to contribute to improved public and policymaker understanding of the operation of global COVID-19 vaccine supply chains, the cross-border movement of vaccine inputs, and the need for greater regulatory transparency and convergence. The event...
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Domestic support, border restrictions feature in WTO farm committee review
WTO members discussed a wide range of agricultural border measures and subsidy interventions at the 17-18 June meeting of the Committee on Agriculture. Members also heard from several international organizations about the impact of COVID-19 on world agricultural trade, including warnings of rising...
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Norway commits NOK 45 million to EIF to spur economic recovery in least-developed countries
Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is contributing NOK 45 million (CHF 4.8 million) to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) to support projects aimed at helping the world's poorest countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The new contribution was announced at the EIF's Steering Committee...
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Chair Castillo selects David Walker to facilitate WTO response to COVID-19
General Council Chair Dacio Castillo of Honduras has selected Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand to be a facilitator responsible for leading WTO members in finding a multilateral and horizontal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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100th session of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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WTO members review CPTPP at 100th session of Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
WTO members considered the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) at the landmark 100th session of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) on 21 June. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, said the Committee's work is especially valuable as...
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Business leaders express support for WTO, underline priorities for MC12
Business leaders from around the world met at a virtual Trade Dialogues session on 23 June to discuss pressing issues to be taken up at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and shared ideas and recommendations on what topics the organization should tackle in the future. Among the issues...
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WHO, WIPO, WTO map out further collaboration to tackle COVID-19 pandemic
The Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO agreed to enhance their support to members battling COVID-19 by collaborating on a series of workshops to augment the flow of information on the pandemic and by implementing...
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Merchandise trade posts strong gains in first quarter despite growing regional disparities
Global merchandise trade continued to bounce back in the first quarter of 2021 from its collapse earlier in the pandemic, but the pace of recovery has diverged strongly across countries and regions. The volume of merchandise exports and imports in the first quarter rose to new heights in Asia,...
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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 June 2021, 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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