woensdag 19 januari 2022

WTO: Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on certain types of cheese

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on certain types of cheese
On 6 January 2022, Ukraine notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 24 December 2021 a safeguard investigation on certain types of cheese.
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
Five best wishes for WTO members in 2022
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General Council discusses India's call for virtual ministerial meeting on pandemic response
General Council Chair Ambassador Dacio Castillo (Honduras) convened the 10 January meeting in response to India's recent proposal to hold a virtual Ministerial Conference on the WTO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a proposed waiver of relevant intellectual property protections. At...
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India appeals panel reports in disputes targeting Indian sugar subsidies
India has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel reports in the cases brought by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala in "India — Measures Concerning Sugar and Sugarcane" (DS579, DS580, DS581). The panel reports were circulated to WTO members on 14 December. The appeal...
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Trade Policy Review: Georgia
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Georgia takes place on 12 and 14 January 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Georgia.
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Norway pledges NOK 25 million to back developing countries' growth through safe food
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is pledging NOK 25 million (approximately CHF 2.5 million) from 2021 to 2023 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). The grant will be used to strengthen the capacity of developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) to...
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Comoros discusses accession, post-accession technical assistance with development partners
A roundtable jointly organized by Comoros, the WTO and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) brought together on 13 January government officials and development partners to discuss technical assistance and capacity building needs of Comoros in relation to its accession to the WTO. Mzé...
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WTO report looks into steps taken to boost LDCs' participation in international trade
A new WTO publication launched on 19 January highlights that further support will be needed from the international community in the next decade to strengthen least-developed countries' (LDC) participation in world trade. While LDCs have benefited over the past ten years from greater market access...
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Austria gives EUR 200,000 to boost developing countries' trade expertise via chairs network
The government of Austria has contributed EUR 200,000 (CHF 215,000) in 2022 to the Global Trust Fund to support the new phase of the WTO Chairs Programme, an initiative aimed at supporting trade-related academic activities in developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs).
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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 25 January 2022, 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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