dinsdag 22 februari 2022

WTO: Virtual executive trade course underway for senior officials from developing countries

Virtual executive trade course underway for senior officials from developing countries
A total of 84 senior government officials from more than 40 developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) started on 14 February a seven-week WTO Virtual Executive Trade Course to increase their expertise on WTO matters. The course will present current issues of interest to WTO members...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala: Climate-related trade policies must focus on needs of most vulnerable
Speaking at the "Climate Change Priorities on Trade and Investment" webinar hosted by the government of Bangladesh on 14 February, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala outlined her views on how climate priorities can be addressed through trade actions which prioritize the specific challenges faced...
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WTO, WHO, WIPO to hold workshop on access, use of pandemic-related information resources
A virtual workshop jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WTO on 28 February will provide an overview of particular COVID-19-related information resources.
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Chair of fisheries subsidies negotiations reports on consultations with members
The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 15 February reported on the consultations he held with WTO members since the start of the year on the way forward for the discussions. Members remain committed to concluding negotiations as soon as possible...
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WTO issues call for papers for 2022 Essay Award for Young Economists
The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2022 WTO Essay Award. The aim of the award is to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community. Essays must be...
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WTO members look at how trade can help LDCs recover from COVID-19
WTO members noted the sharp decline in least-developed countries' (LDCs) participation in world trade since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at a meeting of the Sub-Committee on LDCs on 16 February. The chair, Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi (Finland), underlined the need for the international...
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Applications now open for the WTO Training Course on Trade and Gender
The WTO Trade and Gender Unit will hold a dedicated training course on trade and gender in a virtual format for government officials from 28 March to 1 April 2022. The deadline to submit applications is 3 March 2022.
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Goods barometer signals possible turning point for trade as supply pressures ease
Supply disruptions have dampened the strength of the rebound in global merchandise trade, but this could be starting to change as supply chain pressures show some signs of easing, the latest WTO Goods Trade Barometer shows.
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Supply chain resilience highlighted at fifth anniversary of Trade Facilitation Agreement
Five years since the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force on 22 February 2017, global trade flows are well positioned for a COVID-19 recovery on the back of WTO members' steady progress in implementing the landmark Agreement. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the TFA has...
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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 28 February 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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