woensdag 27 april 2022

WTO: Model WTO concludes 2022 edition

Model WTO concludes 2022 edition
Over 70 students from around the world have completed "Model WTO", an annual, week-long simulation of WTO negotiations organized by students from the University of St. Gallen with the support of the WTO.
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DDG Ellard: More cooperation, trade and stronger institutions needed to solve crisis
In her opening remarks at the 7th Annual AGOA Spring Conference on 19 April, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed the triple crisis of COVID-19, conflict and climate change, and how trade and the WTO can address these threats. She also expressed the WTO's support for Africa's regional...
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DG calls on Brazil's support in preventing food crisis, seeks leadership towards MC12
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala concluded a two-day trip to Brazil on 18-19 April, her first to Latin America as head of the WTO, meeting government officials, parliamentarians and businesspeople. She thanked Brazil for its constructive role in the WTO, highlighted the country's potential role...
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Korea contributes CHF 260,000 to enhance developing countries' trading skills
The Republic of Korea is donating KRW 339 million (approximately CHF 260,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) participate effectively in global trade negotiations. This contribution to the WTO Global Trust Fund will finance training for government officials, academia and...
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Greater international cooperation needed on subsidies data, analysis and reform — report
Greater international cooperation is needed to improve information and analysis on subsidies and their impact, which would in turn inform efforts to strengthen subsidies disciplines and reduce trade frictions arising from their use. That is the key conclusion from a new joint report issued on 22...
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Goods Council addresses high number of trade concerns, notification issues, LDC graduation
The Council for Trade in Goods discussed 41 trade concerns on measures maintained or newly introduced by WTO members at its meeting on 21-22 April. As part of efforts to improve transparency, the Council considered a revised document on the status of notifications under the provisions of the...
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Dates fixed for 12th Ministerial Conference in June
In a communication forwarded to WTO members on 25 April, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the 12th Ministerial Conference Mr Timur Suleimenov of Kazakhstan and General Council Chair Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland informed delegations that the WTO's 12th Ministerial...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade has central role in addressing food security challenges
Record food prices and a worsening food security context have given new urgency to the role of trade in addressing the challenges we face today, Director-General Okonjo-Iweala said at a seminar on food security organized by the WTO on 26 April. In her opening remarks, she said the event provided...
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Members commit to engagement on dispute settlement reform
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on 27 April, members expressed their commitment to engage in discussions on reform of the WTO's dispute settlement system.
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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 27 April 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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