vrijdag 20 mei 2022

WTO: Members discuss potential outcome on cotton at MC12, World Cotton Day, Partners’ Conference

Members discuss potential outcome on cotton at MC12, World Cotton Day, Partners' Conference
At the WTO's Cotton Days meetings on 11-12 May, the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other cotton-producing developing countries repeated the call for cotton trade reforms and an outcome on cotton at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), scheduled for 12-15 June. WTO members were...
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DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on LDCs to focus on most pressing priorities for MC12
Delivering the opening address at the "South-South Dialogue on Least-developed Countries (LDCs) and Development" on 16 May in Geneva, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stressed the need to deliver tangible outcomes for LDCs at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held on 12-15 June....
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Members discuss e-commerce, trade concerns and LDCs' participation in services trade
WTO members addressed implementation of the services waiver for least-developed countries (LDCs), which seeks to boost their participation in services trade, at a meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 16 May. They also discussed initiatives to boost digital trade and raised several...
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Members review notification activity on national customs legislation
WTO members reviewed the status of notifications of national customs legislation as well as questions regarding that legislation at a meeting of the Committee on Customs Valuation on 17 May. Members also explored the possibility of organizing an experience-sharing session for a future meeting of...
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WTO launches new WTO data portal
The WTO has launched a new WTO data portal to provide easy access to key databases offering trade statistics and information on WTO members' trade-related measures.
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Registration opens for virtual event on finance and trade lessons from COVID-19 pandemic
With the objective of supporting ongoing discussions about the finance and trade lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, the WTO is organizing a virtual event on 20 May 2022. Registration for the event is now open.
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Trade Policy Review: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein takes place on 18 and 20 May 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Governments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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DDG González: "Trade is essential to win the fight against climate change"
Speaking at an event on trade and environment in Latin America and the Caribbean on 19 May hosted by the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Deputy Director-General Anabel González highlighted the importance of open and predictable trade to help the region adapt to climate change, gain...
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Co-convenors update participants on latest progress in e-commerce discussions
At a "transparency" meeting on 19 May, participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce received updates from the facilitators on the small group discussions and established two new small groups on privacy and telecommunications services. Ambassador Kazuyuki Yamazaki (Japan) outlined the...
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WTO virtual event looks at finance and trade lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic
A virtual event organized by the WTO on 20 May looked at the finance and trade lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years. The event was attended by representatives and government officials from WTO members and observers with responsibilities relating to the implementation...
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