donderdag 23 september 2021

WTO: DDG Zhang calls for symbiotic relationship between trade and development

DDG Zhang calls for symbiotic relationship between trade and development
Trade should remain an important instrument for growth and development in least-developed countries (LDCs), Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang told ambassadors from LDCs on 17 September at the closing session of the South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development in Montreux, Switzerland. Trade...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to deliver tangible outcomes for LDCs at MC12
Delivering results at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to enable least-developed countries (LDCs) to become more resilient and more integrated into the global economy is critical for meeting sustainable development goals, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told Geneva-based ambassadors from...
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Members advance work on trade and environmental sustainability ministerial declaration
WTO members taking part in the new initiative on trade and environmental sustainability continued to advance work on a joint statement which they intend to issue at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) later this year.
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China appeals panel report regarding US duties on photovoltaic cells
China has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by China in "United States — Safeguard Measure on Imports of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products" (DS562). The panel report was circulated to WTO members on 2 September. The appeal...
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Members commend considerable progress by the Comoros to secure WTO membership
WTO members welcomed the concrete and comprehensive steps taken by the Comoros in recent months in its bid to conclude formal accession negotiations to the WTO and expressed hope this process will succeed in the near term. At the sixth meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of the Union of...
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DDG Zhang: Trade plays a unique role in scaling up circular economy solutions
It is becoming increasingly important to ensure that trade policies are designed and implemented in line with the goals of a circular economy, Deputy Director-General Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang said on 21 September in a virtual workshop entitled "Trade, Circular Economy and Sustainability". The...
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Trade Policy Review: Singapore
The eighth review of the trade policies and practices of Singapore takes place on 22 and 24 September 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Singapore.
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Applications open for online workshop on Government Procurement Agreement
Government officials from WTO members are invited to submit applications to take part in the 2021 Advanced Global e-Workshop on the Agreement on Government Procurement to be held virtually from 25 October to 26 November 2021. The purpose of the workshop is to develop participants' familiarity with...
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Global services trade recovering but below pre-pandemic levels, WTO barometer indicates
The recovery in global services trade looks set to extend into the third quarter of 2021. However, expansion could proceed along a lower trajectory if the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic turns out to be long-lasting, the WTO's Services Trade Barometer released on 23 September indicates.
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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 27 September 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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