maandag 23 augustus 2021

WTO: WTO and ELSA formalize agreement to boost Moot Court Competition

WTO and ELSA formalize agreement to boost Moot Court Competition
With August marking 20 years of collaboration, the WTO and the European Law Students Association (ELSA) have concluded a new agreement which will strengthen and expand their cooperation in organizing the annual John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. A Memorandum of Understanding was...
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DDG Zhang welcomes selection of new projects for WTO Chairs Programme
Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang welcomed on 2 August the selection of new projects for the WTO Chairs Programme. Eleven research and outreach projects were selected for funding following the extension of capacity building agreements with the Netherlands and France.
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Event marks 5 years of Afghanistan's WTO membership
A high-level session marking Afghanistan's 5th anniversary of WTO Membership took place on 29 July, co-organized by the WTO Secretariat, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Government of Afghanistan. The session reviewed the results achieved in the first five years since Afghanistan's...
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DDG González underscores importance of women's economic empowerment in trade
In an opening address to a joint webinar marking the launch of a research and outreach project on "Gender and Trade in the Americas" on 3 August, Deputy Director-General Anabel González emphasized the central role of women in economic and social lives and the WTO´s work in supporting gender...
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WTO launches first online regional trade policy course for Latin American countries
Twenty-three government officials from ten WTO members are attending the WTO's first online Regional Trade Policy Course for Latin American countries taking place from 9 August to 12 November. Co-organized with El Colegio de México, the course seeks to extend participants' knowledge and...
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Call for papers issued for WTO Trade for Peace Programme
A call for papers is being issued for a new publication examining linkages between trade and peace. The initiative is part of the research agenda undertaken by the WTO's Trade for Peace Programme. Papers must be submitted by 15 October 2021.
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Goods Barometer hits record high, confirming strength of trade recovery
Global merchandise trade is continuing its robust recovery from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the WTO's Goods Trade Barometer, which hit a record high in its latest reading issued on 18 August.
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United States gives USD 600,000 to boost negotiating capacities in developing countries
The United States has contributed USD 600,000 (close to CHF 550,000) in 2021 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) play a bigger role in global trade negotiations. This donation will finance training and other capacity-building activities for government officials to help...
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Saudi Arabia initiates WTO dispute case against EU duties on mono-ethylene glycol
Saudi Arabia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding a provisional anti-dumping duty imposed by the EU on imports of mono-ethylene glycol from Saudi Arabia. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 August.
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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 30 August 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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