vrijdag 8 oktober 2021

WTO: WHO, WIPO, WTO workshop looks at innovation and access to COVID 19 technologies

WHO, WIPO, WTO workshop looks at innovation and access to COVID 19 technologies
On 27 September 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO jointly organized a "Workshop on Innovation in, and Access to, COVID-19 Technologies". The workshop focused on intellectual property licensing, technology transfer, and sharing...
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WTO, ITC reflect on five years of Liberia's WTO membership
The WTO, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Government of Liberia marked on 4 October the fifth anniversary of Liberia's accession to the WTO with the launch of a study that conveys the critical importance of the multilateral trade system for post-conflict states in their pursuit of...
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Investment facilitation talks explore future Agreement integration into WTO legal structure
WTO members taking part in the discussions on investment facilitation for development (IFD) made steady progress in negotiating a future Agreement at a new round of meetings on 4-5 October 2021. The meetings saw a high level of engagement and active participation, with delegations engaging in a...
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WTO launches interactive GATT dispute settlement database
The new GATT Disputes database provides an interactive platform to access, research and visualise detailed information relating to dispute settlement under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947, the predecessor of the WTO.
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g7+ WTO Accessions Group to advance Trade for Peace agenda in run-up to MC12
WTO members and acceding governments in the g7+ WTO Accessions Group met on 5 October to step up efforts to advance the Trade for Peace initiative, designed to help fragile and conflict-affected states (FCSs) through WTO membership. Participants stressed that trade and WTO membership are key...
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How to develop a sustainable cotton to clothing value chain in Africa
Remarks by DDG Jean-Marie Paugam
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General Council chair briefs members on work towards MC12 outcome document
The chair of the General Council, Ambassador Dacio Castillo of Honduras, briefed WTO members on 7 October regarding his consultations on a possible outcome document for trade ministers to adopt at the WTO's upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). He encouraged delegations to continue to work...
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WTO launches new online tool to help users navigate changes in product nomenclatures
The WTO on 7 October launched a new online tool for keeping track of changes in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), the system used for the classification of traded goods. The HS Tracker, developed with the support of the World Customs Organization (WCO), is also aimed at...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala on World Cotton Day: Cotton is crucial for sustainable development
On 7 October, the WTO celebrates World Cotton Day to reaffirm cotton's vital role in the livelihoods of millions of people around the world. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the cotton sector has a crucial role to play in contributing towards the achievement of sustainable development...
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WTO issues papers on vaccine inputs tariffs and bottlenecks on critical COVID-19 products
The WTO Secretariat has published two information notes on issues relating to the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines.
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