woensdag 1 juni 2022

WTO: High-level event marks Uzbek university joining WTO Chairs Programme

High-level event marks Uzbek university joining WTO Chairs Programme
The University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Uzbekistan held a high-level event on 23 May 2022 to launch its activities under the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP). Uzbekistan, a landlocked country, is currently applying for WTO membership. Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang, senior...
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Plastics dialogue discusses MC12 plans, next steps to implement Ministerial Statement
At a meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) on 24 May, participants discussed plans for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) on 12-15 June and the next steps to implement the Ministerial Statement issued in December 2021. Deputy...
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DDG Paugam: WTO is actively participating in efforts to preserve global food security
Keeping trade open, monitoring governments' trade measures and reducing market distortions are the three lines of action the WTO and its members are pursuing to address a looming global food crisis, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said at a virtual session of the Paris Peace Forum on 24...
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Deadline of 1 June for submitting proposals for 2022 Public Forum
Proposals for this year's Public Forum — entitled "Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action" — must be submitted by 1 June 2022. Individuals interested in organizing sessions at the Forum, to be held on 27-30 September, are invited to complete an online application form.
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Exports of intermediate goods see continued growth in fourth quarter of 2021
World exports of intermediate goods (IGs) continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2021, increasing by 21 per cent year on year, according to a WTO report released on 25 May.
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Online training on WTO activities concludes for officials from least-developed countries
A total of 40 participants from 17 of the world's poorest countries completed, on 25 May, a five-week introductory training course online covering the work of the WTO and the multilateral trading system.
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In Davos, DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for global solidarity in responding to crises
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged government and business leaders to come together through multilateral institutions such as the WTO to address the multiple crises facing the global economy and world trade.
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Members adopt panel reports in fresh avocados, steel safeguards disputes
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 31 May, WTO members adopted two panel reports, one concerning Mexico's challenge to Costa Rica's restrictions on imports of fresh avocados from Mexico, the second concerning Turkey's challenge to a European Union safeguard measure on restricting...
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Trade Policy Review: New Zealand
The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of New Zealand takes place on 1 and 3 June 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of New Zealand.
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
From confrontation to cooperation on subsidies. Let's start with conversation.
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