donderdag 2 september 2021

WTO: WTO concludes first online Regional Trade Policy Course for Africa

WTO concludes first online Regional Trade Policy Course for Africa
The WTO's first online Regional Trade Policy Course (eRTPC) for English-speaking African countries concluded on 20 August, with 26 government officials representing 16 WTO members and observers attending the 14-week training activity which began on 17 May. The course covered the WTO agreements and...
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Reminder: NGO accreditation for Geneva Ministerial Conference closes on 30 August
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should submit their requests for accreditation for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) no later than 30 August 2021 (midnight, GMT).
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Public Forum registration for in-person participation closes on 6 September
Online registration for in-person participation at this year's Public Forum must be completed no later than 6 September 2021. Last-minute and onsite registrations will not be accepted for the event, which takes place from 28 September to 1 October. Participation at the Forum is free of charge....
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WTO members gear up for marathon fishing subsidy negotiations starting September
WTO members are resuming negotiations on fisheries subsidies after the August break under an intensified programme of meetings beginning on 1 September. The chair of the negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said the objective, as affirmed by ministers at the 15 July virtual meeting,...
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Panel established to review China's compliance with ruling on certain farm product imports
At the meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 August, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a dispute panel at the request of China to determine whether China complied with an earlier WTO ruling regarding the administration of its tariff rate quotas (TRQs), including those for...
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DDG Paugam highlights role of trade in global action on plastic at UN ministerial meeting
Trade has an important role to play in addressing global challenges posed by plastics, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said at the opening of the Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution on 1 September. The Environment ministries of Germany, Ghana, Ecuador, and Viet...
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Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution
Opening remarks by DDG Paugam
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WTO panel issues report regarding US safeguards on imported photovoltaic cells from China
On 2 September the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by China in "United States — Safeguard Measure on Imports of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products" (DS562).
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How can cooperation on trade contribute to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) process on plastic pollution?
Event organized by UNCTAD, UNEP, the Forum on Trade, Environment and the SDGs, and the Government of EcuadorRemarks by DDG Paugam
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Exports of intermediate goods sustain gains in Q1 of 2021 after rebound from pandemic
World exports of intermediate goods (IG), such as parts and components, rose by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021 according to a new WTO quarterly report released today (2 September 2021) to help track the health of global supply chains. The increase sustains the upward trend in IG...
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