dinsdag 3 mei 2022

WTO: Members discuss improving data collection on trade in essential goods to fight COVID-19

Members discuss improving data collection on trade in essential goods to fight COVID-19
The Committee on Market Access held on 26 April the second experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods, with members reporting on how they have monitored and measured trade in essential goods to combat the pandemic. They also discussed ways to improve data collection at a time of crisis....
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Anti-Dumping Committee reviews members' notifications, reports at first 2022 meeting
At its first regular meeting of 2022 on 27 April, the WTO's Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices reviewed the latest notifications submitted by members regarding new, amended or previously reviewed anti-dumping laws and regulations as well as reports on anti-dumping actions.
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National Foreign Trade Council: Strengthening the WTO and the global trading system
Remarks by DG Okonjo-Iweala
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DG Okonjo-Iweala urges US business to continue backing the WTO
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 27 April urged the US business community to continue supporting the WTO and the multilateral trading system, warning that a fragmented global economy would lead to sharp cuts in economic growth while rendering it far more difficult to address the myriad of...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala concludes US mission
Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met on 28 April with US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to discuss prospects for the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference, the WTO's response to the pandemic including intellectual property, reform of the organization, the looming food shortage crisis and...
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Turkey initiates arbitration procedure in pharmaceuticals dispute, discloses panel report
Turkey informed WTO members on 28 April that it has initiated arbitration proceedings under Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) to review the findings of a WTO dispute panel in "Turkey — Certain Measures concerning the Production, Importation and Marketing of Pharmaceutical...
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WTO dispute panel issues report regarding EU safeguard measures on steel imports
On 29 April, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Turkey in "European Union — Safeguard Measures on Certain Steel Products" (DS595).
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WTO launches new database compiling over 100 studies on gender equality in trade
The new WTO Research Database on Trade and Gender, launched on 29 April, brings together more than 100 studies on how to make trade work for women, providing support for WTO members' efforts to integrate gender issues into trade policies and agreements. The database will be regularly updated as...
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WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum
Online registration for the 2022 Public Forum is now open. The theme for this year's Forum is "Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action". The Forum will be held at the WTO's headquarters from 27 to 30 September.
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MC12 outcome must help end hunger, improve food security, says chair
The chair of the agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), highlighted at a meeting on 27 April the risk of a global food security crisis following the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic. She urged WTO members to intensify their engagement so...
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