vrijdag 29 oktober 2021

WTO: WTO members hear LDC priorities on services trade for MC12, address various trade concerns

WTO members hear LDC priorities on services trade for MC12, address various trade concerns
At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 22 October, members addressed the operationalization of a waiver from WTO rules that allows members to offer more favourable market access for service providers from least-developed countries (LDCs). Members also raised several services-related...
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Members welcome increased notification activity on national customs legislation
At a formal meeting of the Committee on Customs Valuation on 25 October, WTO members welcomed the encouraging trend of increased notification activity on national customs legislation. The Committee, chaired by Buddhi Prasad Upadhyaya of Nepal, also concluded the Fifth Triennial Review of the...
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"Trade plays an important role in climate change adaptation and mitigation" — DDG Ellard
Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard highlighted on 26 October the role of international trade and the WTO in helping combat climate change. Speaking on behalf of Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the "Global Leaders for Climate Action" event hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce...
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DDG Ellard stresses the importance of health-related outcome at MC12
In remarks delivered to the "Trade and Health" series on 26 October hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard presented the major issues to be discussed at the WTO's upcoming 12th Ministerial...
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Panel established to examine Chinese duties on imported Australian wine
The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed at its meeting on 26 October to establish a dispute panel to examine China's imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imported wine from Australia.
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Virtual Trade Dialogues with Business — "Trade 4 Climate"
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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Trade Policy Review: Russian Federation
The second review of the trade policies and practices of the Russian Federation takes place on 27 and 29 October 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by Government of the Russian Federation.
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
Slash services trade red tape. At the WTO
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Members exchange views on measures, practices at Anti-Dumping Committee meeting
The WTO's Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 27 October to review WTO members' latest notifications of new, amended or previously reviewed anti-dumping laws and regulations as well as reports on anti-dumping actions.
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New WTO report on G20 shows restraint in new pandemic-related trade restrictions
G20 economies have continued to roll back COVID-19-related trade-restrictive measures and demonstrated restraint in the imposition of new ones, but the value of trade covered by pandemic-related restrictions still in place now exceeds that of trade-facilitating measures, according to the latest WTO...
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