donderdag 21 oktober 2021

WTO: Members discuss preparations for MC12 regarding trade and environment

Members discuss preparations for MC12 regarding trade and environment
At the 12 October meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE), WTO members discussed the potential contributions of the WTO and the Committee to the topic of trade and the environment for the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held at the end of November. Members also...
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E-commerce negotiations: Co-convenors urge members to intensify efforts ahead of MC12
The co-convenors of the negotiations on e-commerce have urged participating members to intensity their efforts and to make further progress ahead of the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) starting in late November. In the current global context and with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing,...
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Members pursue convergence for an IP COVID-19 response
At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 13-14 October 2021, WTO members noted encouraging exchanges at recent small group discussions and bilateral meetings which helped to identify points of convergence on how to provide a common...
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DDG Paugam commends STDF's broad impact on catalysing SPS capacity development
WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam underlined on 14 October the role of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in addressing new challenges at a time when climate change is having an impact on food safety, animal and plant health capacity in developing and least-developed...
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Logistics services critical for trade and economic development — DDG Gonz├ílez
The digitalization of logistics services, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is helping to facilitate the smooth operation of supply chains and post-COVID economic recovery, Deputy Director-General Anabel Gonz├ílez highlighted at a webinar entitled "Digitalization and logistics resilience —...
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WTO agriculture negotiators must step up engagement for MC12, says Chair
The Chair of the WTO agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), has told trade officials that the consultations she has held with small groups of members have been constructive but that negotiators must step up their engagement with one another ahead of the WTO's...
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Members agree on draft MC12 decision on small economies' integration into trading system
WTO members agreed on 19 October 2021 on a decision to be submitted to trade ministers for approval at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the end of November to help further the integration of small economies into the world trading system. Adopted at a meeting of the Committee on Trade and...
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Trade Policy Review: China
The eighth review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on 20 and 22 October 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of China.
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The WTO has weathered recent global crises — DDG Paugam
The international trading system has demonstrated its usefulness and its resilience, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam declared in an address to the European Economic and Social Committee on 20 October. "While we witnessed a proliferation of...
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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 26 October 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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