vrijdag 1 april 2022

WTO: Trade reform can help Latin America and the Caribbean usher in new era of growth

Trade reform can help Latin America and the Caribbean usher in new era of growth
The WTO hosted a conversation with a senior World Bank official and WTO ambassadors on 29 March to discuss the regional economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean and the role of trade in its recovery. Deputy Director-General Anabel González, the co-chair of the meeting, noted the...
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Trade Policy Review: Pakistan
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Pakistan takes place on 30 March and 1 April 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Pakistan.
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EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding UK low carbon energy subsidies
The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United Kingdom regarding UK measures relating to the promotion of low carbon energy generation projects. The EU request was circulated to WTO members on 30 March.
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WTO releases update to statistical profiles on trade in value-added for 66 economies
The WTO on 30 March released statistical profiles covering 66 economies, which reveal the domestic and foreign value-added contents in exports and the interconnectedness of the world's economies. The latest set of "Trade in Value-Added and Global Value Chains" profiles includes, for the first...
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Plenary Meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade
DDG Xiangchen Zhang's speech
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Plastics dialogue emphasizes need for international collaboration, cooperation
At a meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) on 30 March, participants were updated on the first workstream meeting, which looked into international efforts to reduce plastics waste. Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang urged...
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Trade must be part of the global effort to address plastics pollution: DDG Paugam
International efforts to reduce plastics waste and promote more sustainable use of plastics must include a better understanding of the role trade can play in achieving these outcomes, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said on 31 March. DDG Paugam spoke at the Organisation for Economic...
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New WTO statistics dashboard provides graphical presentation of trade and tariff data
The WTO on 31 March launched a new data visualization tool that provides users with quick, at-a-glance information on trade and tariff data. The WTO Stats Dashboard complements the WTO Stats Portal with graphical presentations of merchandise trade data, trade in commercial services data, and market...
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General Council endorses final decision on Bali tariff rate quota underfill mechanism
WTO members reached an important agreement on 31 March which will help address continued "underfill" of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on agricultural imports. The decision by the General Council marks the end of long discussions on unfinished business related to the 2013 Understanding on Tariff Rate...
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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 8 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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