donderdag 25 november 2021

WTO: Services domestic regulation negotiations on track for MC12 outcome

Services domestic regulation negotiations on track for MC12 outcome
WTO members participating in the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation finalized preparations for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) at their meeting on 18 November, paving the way for a positive outcome at MC12 which starts later this month. The Philippines became the 66th WTO...
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Sweden donates SEK 500,000 to support LDCs' participation in Ministerial Conference
Sweden is contributing SEK 500,000 (over CHF 53,000) to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO membership participate in the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which will be held at the end of November in Geneva.
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Members to continue discussion on a common COVID-19 IP response up until MC12
At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 18 November, WTO members agreed to keep actively engaging up until the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in order to find a common intellectual property (IP) response to COVID-19. The...
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WTO dispute panel issues report regarding US duties on Spanish olives
On 19 November, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the European Union in "United States — Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on ripe olives from Spain" (DS577).
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WTO, IMF launch Vaccine Trade Tracker
The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on 22 November the WTO-IMF COVID-19 Vaccine Trade Tracker, a new database aimed at providing greater transparency on the cross-border flow of COVID-19 vaccines. The portal provides data on the trade and supply of...
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Agriculture negotiations chair introduces revised text ahead of MC12
The chair of the WTO's agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), circulated a revised negotiation text on 23 November in the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which will take place from 30 November to 3 December. The chair said the updated text...
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Trade Policy Review: Kingdom of Bahrain
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of the Kingdom of Bahrain takes place on 24 and 26 November 2021. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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DG Okonjo-Iweala briefs civil society organizations ahead of 12th Ministerial Conference
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala briefed representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) at a virtual meeting on 24 November in the run-up to the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), which begins at the end of this month.
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Members and partners invited to submit Aid-for-Trade questionnaires for 2022 Global Review
WTO members and Aid-for-Trade partners are invited to submit their self-assessment questionnaires on trade and development priorities by 31 December 2021. The WTO Secretariat will analyse the responses and present the results at the Aid for Trade Global Review in early July 2022. The survey is part...
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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 29 November 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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