vrijdag 25 maart 2022

WTO: DG Okonjo-Iweala hails achievements of Agriculture Committee following its 100th session

DG Okonjo-Iweala hails achievements of Agriculture Committee following its 100th session
At a special event on 17 March to mark the 100th session of the Committee on Agriculture, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala praised the achievements of the Committee over the past 27 years and highlighted its important role in overseeing implementation of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. "The...
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Plastics dialogue launches three workstreams to advance discussions
Participants in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) launched on 18 March discussions in three new workstreams to advance work on reducing plastics waste. This marks the first step in implementing the IDP Ministerial Statement announced in...
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WTO offers unique forum for dialogue on global supply chain issues — DG Okonjo-Iweala
The WTO can play an important role in strengthening global supply chains and helping promote economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said at a Global Supply Chains Forum held virtually on 21 March.
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Agriculture negotiators chart path towards MC12
WTO agriculture negotiators met on 21 March to discuss the way forward ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which is now scheduled to take place the week of 13 June. The chair of the agriculture negotiating group, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), noted the impact of the...
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Focus on food safety, trade opportunities for Africa on Francophonie Day
To mark International Francophonie Day, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) partnered with the permanent missions of Canada and France on 21 March to host an event aimed at strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in French-speaking African countries. In his opening...
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Trade Policy Review: United Arab Emirates
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of the United Arab Emirates takes place on 22 and 24 March 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
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Prime Minister of Barbados: The centre of new global order is equitable international trade
Open and equitable international trade is at the centre of reinventing the global order to address the world's most pressing challenges, H.E. Ms Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, told a large audience at the inaugural event of the WTO's Presidential Lecture Series on 23 March at the...
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Canada commits CAD 200,000 to support developing-country exports of safe, quality food
Canada is contributing CAD 200,000 (approximately CHF 150,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) engage more actively in global agricultural trade. The grant to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to support countries in meeting international food safety,...
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DDG Zhang encourages Uzbekistan to maintain positive WTO accession momentum
Speaking at the opening session of the first Tashkent International Investment Forum held in Tashkent on 24-26 March, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang outlined the potential benefits of WTO membership for Uzbekistan, which resumed its WTO accession process in 2020. "WTO members are...
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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 March 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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