dinsdag 26 oktober 2021

WTO: LDC trade ministers adopt declaration on trade-related priorities ahead of MC12

LDC trade ministers adopt declaration on trade-related priorities ahead of MC12
Trade ministers from close to 30 least-developed countries (LDCs) adopted a declaration outlining LDCs' trade priorities in the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and beyond at a virtual meeting on 19 October where they also discussed the state of play in the WTO negotiations. "MC12...
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on tricone drilling bits
On 21 October 2021, Ukraine notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 13 October 2021 a safeguard investigation on Tricone Drilling Bits.
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Plastics dialogue on track for very positive MC12 outcome, says co-coordinator
WTO members participating in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) discussed on 22 October a draft ministerial statement regarding a roadmap for the IDP's work in support of global efforts to reduce plastics pollution and to transition...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes constructive talks during visit to India
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala completed a three-day visit to India on 22 October, a visit which culminated in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi. She also held a round of meetings with India's ministers for commerce, finance and external relations. She welcomed the...
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EU contributes EUR 75,000 to help LDCs participate in 12th Ministerial Conference
The European Union is contributing EUR 75,000 (over CHF 80,000) to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO membership participate in the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, which will be held from 30 November to 3 December 2021 in Geneva.
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Coordinated global response key to MSMEs' post-pandemic economic recovery — DDG Zhang
Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang highlighted the importance of targeted policies and a coordinated global response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). DDG Zhang was speaking at a workshop organized by the WTO Chairs Programme...
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DDG Zhang: Cooperation in trade and investment needed to revitalize world economy
Speaking at the World Investment Forum of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on 22 October, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang underlined the importance of international cooperation on trade and investment to enable economies, including developing and least-developed...
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WHO, WIPO, WTO update information note on integrated health, trade, IP response to COVID-19
On 22 October 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO launched an update of the extract "Integrated health, trade and IP approach to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic". This extract, from the second edition of the Trilateral Study...
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WTO concludes first phase of advanced workshop on agriculture notifications
Thirty-one government officials participated in the first phase of an advanced workshop on agriculture notifications on 20-22 October, held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-phase workshop is aimed at helping officials from developing countries gain a better...
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Participants on track to conclude negotiations on services domestic regulation at MC12
Australia, Canada and the United States submitted their draft services schedules outlining how they will incorporate the new disciplines on domestic regulation for trade in services into their existing commitments at a meeting on the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation on 25 October....
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