dinsdag 13 juli 2021

WTO: WTO members continue review of LDC services waiver, e-commerce work programme

WTO members continue review of LDC services waiver, e-commerce work programme
The 1 July meeting of the Council on Trade in Services addressed the WTO work programme on e-commerce and the operationalization of a waiver from WTO rules that allows members to offer more favourable market access for service providers from least developed countries (LDCs). Members also reviewed...
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Registration opens to access audio statements in "United States — Ripe Olives from Spain"
At the joint request of the European Union and the United States in the dispute "United States — Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on ripe olives from Spain" (DS577), the panel has agreed to make the relevant portions of the audio recordings of the panel's meetings with the parties, and the...
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Chair encourages members to make additional efforts to facilitate LDC exports
The chair of the Sub-Committee for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Ambassador Monique T.G. Van Daalen of the Netherlands, urged WTO members at a 2 July meeting to continue efforts aimed at improving the use of trade preferences granted to LDCs.
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DDG Zhang highlights power of trade in transforming economies and people's livelihoods
Integration into the global economy through WTO membership can provide a pathway to economic development, peace and prosperity, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang said on 6 July. DDG Zhang spoke at the launch of the Research and Knowledge Hub of the Trade for Peace Programme, a new platform...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala highlights vital role of trade for global food security
Addressing the Global Dialogue on Trade, a 6 July event organized by the WTO Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Food Systems Summit, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala underlined the growing importance of international trade in building the food systems needed for the 21st...
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Trade can help put UN Sustainable Development Goals back on track: DG Okonjo-Iweala
In a keynote address to the UN's High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said trade has an essential role to play in efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and revive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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WTO issues updated edition of "One-Page Case Summaries"
The WTO has issued an updated edition of "One-Page Case Summaries". The latest version provides a succinct summary of the key findings of every dispute panel report up to the end of 2020 and, where applicable, the subsequent Appellate Body report.
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WTO issues 2021 Annual Report
The WTO's Annual Report, published today (8 July), provides a comprehensive account of the organization's activities in 2020 and early 2021. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and a brief overview of the past year. This is followed by in-depth accounts of the...
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Trade for Peace Programme marks fifth anniversary of Liberia and Afghanistan joining WTO
On 8 July, the Trade for Peace Programme hosted a side-event to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 under the theme "Trade for Peace: Addressing Fragility Through Economic Integration and Shared Prosperity: The case of WTO membership for Liberia and Afghanistan"....
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WTO DG and chair brief NGOs ahead of turning point in fishing subsidies negotiations
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 12 July briefed key civil society leaders ahead of the 15 July ministerial meeting aimed at moving WTO members closer to forging an agreement. They also thanked the...
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