woensdag 30 maart 2022

WTO: WTO rules on product standards help align carbon content measurements, new report finds

WTO rules on product standards help align carbon content measurements, new report finds
WTO rules on product standards and regulations play an important role in ensuring countries' methodologies for measuring carbon content are aligned and are therefore effective in reducing global emissions, according to the latest trade and climate change information brief published by the...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala: "This is not the time to retreat inward"
Trade can help WTO members adjust to, and overcome, the shocks of events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on 28 March. Speaking at an informal meeting of the General Council, the Director-General also called for coordinated...
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Members continue push to commence Appellate Body appointment process
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 March, a large group of members continued their push to start the process for filling vacancies on the WTO's Appellate Body, arguing that continued delay was damaging to the interests of members and to the multilateral trading system as a...
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DDG González: Resilient supply chains call for trade diversification, not decoupling
Continued supply chain disruptions are no cause for a retreat from trade, Deputy Director-General Anabel González said at the Global Solutions Summit on 28 March. She stressed that imports have been, and will remain, a critical means to adapt to shocks, and that even purely domestic supply chains...
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
Supply chain challenges and heightened uncertainty: How can the WTO help?
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WTO members review UK-Turkey, UK-Singapore and China-Mauritius trade agreements
WTO members considered free trade agreements (FTAs) between the United Kingdom and Turkey, the United Kingdom and Singapore, and China and Mauritius at a meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) on 28 March. Members also reviewed updates on the implementation of the RTA...
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WTO, WCO launch publication on role of latest technologies in facilitating trade
A joint publication launched by the WTO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) at a virtual webinar on 29 March provides insights into how advanced technologies can help customs authorities facilitate the flow of goods across borders. "The role of advanced technologies in cross-border trade: A...
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Estonia donates EUR 20,000 to help developing economies boost trading capacities
Estonia has contributed EUR 20,000 (CHF 20,500) in 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) increase their trade know-how. This donation to the WTO's Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for government officials to help them better understand and implement...
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WTO launches call for proposals for 2022 Public Forum
The WTO has issued a call for proposals for this year's Public Forum, whose theme is "Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action". Participants interested in organizing sessions at the Forum, scheduled to take place from 27 to 30 September, are invited to submit their...
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WTO issues inventory of COVID-19 information resources
The WTO has published a compilation of information resources, such as databases and reports, that provide information and data on a wide range of issues relating to COVID-19. The inventory provides a useful tool for government officials and other stakeholders wishing to access information about the...
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