woensdag 4 augustus 2021

WTO: WTO report: Full trade recovery at risk without equitable vaccine roll-out

WTO report: Full trade recovery at risk without equitable vaccine roll-out
WTO economies from mid-October 2020 to mid-May 2021 exercised trade policy restraint and refrained from an acceleration of protectionism that would have further harmed a world economy reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Director-General's mid-year report on trade-related...
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Agriculture negotiations chair introduces draft text for ministerial outcome on farm trade
The Chair of the negotiations on agricultural trade, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), introduced on 29 July her draft negotiation text aimed at facilitating consensus among members and seeking possible landing zones for an outcome on agriculture at the WTO's 12th Ministerial...
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Members engage with Timor-Leste in its ongoing bid to join the WTO
WTO members examined Timor-Leste's trade regime and noted the progress in its market access negotiations at the 29 July meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Timor-Leste under the chairmanship of Ambassador Rui Macieira of Portugal. Timor-Leste, a least-developed country (LDC), expressed...
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Ireland gives EUR 440,000 to help developing countries better participate in world trade
Ireland is contributing EUR 440,000 (close to CHF 480,000) to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) increase their trade know-how and play a bigger part in global trade. Ireland's WTO Ambassador, Michael Gaffey, confirmed the contribution at a meeting with Director General...
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Informal Trade Policy Review Body meeting — Trade Monitoring Report
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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WTO issues 2021 edition of flagship statistical publication
The WTO issued today (30 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the "World Trade Statistical Review".
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IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO launch joint vaccine information website
The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization launched a new website on 30 July which will serve as a platform for information on access to COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics and on the activities of the...
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Lao PDR on course to join information technology agreements
The Lao People's Democratic Republic is set to become the first least developed country to accede to both the WTO's Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and ITA Expansion. At successive meetings of the Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products and the...
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STDF Annual Report highlights efforts to boost SPS capacity despite pandemic challenges
The latest annual report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), launched on 2 August, highlights the continued efforts by developing and least developed countries to strengthening their food safety, animal and plant health capacity despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19...
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Morocco appeals panel report regarding duties on school books from Tunisia
Morocco has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Tunisia in "Morocco — Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on School Exercise Books from Tunisia" (DS578). The appeal was circulated to WTO members on 4 August.
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