maandag 9 mei 2022

WTO: Members commend Timor-Leste’s proactive approach to advance WTO accession process

Members commend Timor-Leste's proactive approach to advance WTO accession process
WTO members welcomed the active engagement and concrete steps taken by Timor-Leste in recent months in its endeavour to advance and conclude WTO accession negotiations. At the third meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Timor-Leste on 29 April, the Government of Timor-Leste reaffirmed...
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WTO, generic drug makers explore cooperation for increased access to therapeutics
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the CEO Advisory Committee of the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) held on 2 May a virtual meeting to discuss how to promote international health equity and access to therapeutics. The meeting marked the initial step...
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Quad's outcome document on IP COVID-19 response made public
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala put forward on 3 May the outcome document that emerged from the informal process conducted with the Quad (the European Union, India, South Africa and the United States) for an intellectual property response to COVID-19.
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World Trade Congress on Gender: Deadline for submitting papers extended to 1 July
Applicants interested in showcasing their research findings at the World Trade Congress on Gender, to be held on 5-7 December at the WTO in Geneva under the theme "Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery", are invited to submit a detailed abstract defining their research questions,...
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Media accreditation for 12th Ministerial Conference re-opens
The WTO is re-opening accreditation to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) for a limited number of journalists and media representatives who were not already accredited for MC12 last year. The accreditations will be granted on a first come, first served basis subject to applicants meeting...
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Members, partner organizations outline priorities for Aid for Trade Global Review
WTO members and Aid-for-Trade partner organizations outlined current projects and priorities for the forthcoming Global Review of Aid for Trade at a dedicated meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 4 May. Strengthening the participation of developing countries in global trade will be...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala: Members can deliver results at MC12 despite challenging circumstances
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 4 May called on WTO members to push as hard as they can to bridge differences and reach agreements in time for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), to be held in Geneva on 12-15 June. While recognizing that the current geopolitical context means "we may...
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Transparency, analysis, cooperation key to address trade impacts of subsidies — report
Transparency is an essential first step to understanding how government subsidies impact international trade and how to minimize any negative effects. The authors of a new report outlined this and other key findings of the study at a 5 May online event jointly organized by the International...
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TRIPS Council hears initial reactions to Quad's outcome document on IP COVID-19 response
At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 6 May, WTO members discussed the outcome document that has recently emerged from the informal process conducted with the Quad (the European Union, India, South Africa and the United States) for an...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala urges WTO members to "meet the many challenges of our time"
Speaking to a meeting of the General Council on 9 May, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on WTO members to step up efforts to deliver substantive outcomes at the organization's upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 12-15 June.
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