donderdag 14 oktober 2021

WTO: Online workshop on import licensing concludes

Online workshop on import licensing concludes
A total of 71 government officials from developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) attended the WTO Workshop on Import Licensing and Notifications held virtually from 4 to 6 October. The workshop aimed at strengthening the participants' capacity to comply with notification obligations under...
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La DG Okonjo-Iweala accueille le Chef du gouvernement malien, S.E. M. Choguel Kokalla Maïga, à l'OMC
La Directrice générale, Mme Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a accueilli le Premier Ministre du Mali, S.E. M. Choguel Kokalla Maïga, à l'OMC le 8 octobre. Ils ont discuté des travaux de l'OMC et de la communauté internationale dans le développement de la filière coton, de l'importance du commerce...
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West African nations urged to use regional value chains as means to diversify exports
Maintaining open value chains and predictable mechanisms to support them is key to ensure access to goods and services needed for industrial development and job creation in West Africa, Mr Eloi Laourou, Senior Advisor to the WTO Director-General, said on 11 October. Speaking at a conference...
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Market Access Committee updates WTO members on COVID-19 trade-related measures
At the formal meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 11 October, members were updated on trade-related measures related to COVID-19 and on the Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs compiled by the WTO Secretariat. Members also heard the report by the chair of the...
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DDG Zhang: A successful MC12 is critical for reinvigorating the WTO
Speaking at the Fifth Singapore-WTO Policy Dialogue on the World Trading System on 11 October, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang underlined the importance for WTO members to deliver concrete results at the organization's upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). He briefed senior...
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WTO issues new edition of "Trade Profiles"
The WTO issued today (11 October) the latest edition of its annual statistical publication, Trade Profiles, which provides a series of key indicators on merchandise trade and trade in commercial services for 197 economies.
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New webpage to mark government procurement pact anniversary
The WTO released on 12 October a new webpage to mark a dual anniversary for the WTO's plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The first version of the Agreement was adopted 40 years ago in 1981, during the days of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), while the first...
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WTO briefs members and observers on COVID-19 related initiatives and analysis
Over 180 representatives from 111 members and observers participated on 12 October in a virtual information session on the WTO Secretariat's work to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
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Trade Policy Review: Republic of Korea
The eighth review of the trade policies and practices of the Republic of Korea takes place on 13 and 15 October 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the Republic of Korea.
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Turkey launches safeguard investigation on grinding balls and similar articles for mills
On 13 October 2021, Turkey notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 9 October 2021 a safeguard investigation on grinding balls and similar articles for mills.
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