zondag 12 juni 2022

WTO: Philippines, Thailand sign understanding aimed at resolving customs valuation dispute

Philippines, Thailand sign understanding aimed at resolving customs valuation dispute
The Permanent Representatives of the Philippines and Thailand, Ambassador Manuel Teehankee and Ambassador Pimchanok Pitfield, met at the WTO on 7 June 2022 and signed a bilateral "Understanding on Agreed Procedures Towards a Comprehensive Settlement of the Dispute in Thailand — Customs and Fiscal...
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Philippines and Thailand sign understanding aimed at resolving customs valuation dispute
On 7 June 2022, the Philippines and Thailand signed at the WTO a bilateral "Understanding on Agreed Procedures Towards a Comprehensive Settlement of the Dispute in Thailand — Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines (DS371)".
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Revised draft agreement on fisheries subsidies sets stage for pivotal negotiations at MC12
The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 10 June submitted to WTO members a revised draft agreement for new global rules to curb harmful fishing subsidies. Released ahead of ministers' arrival at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva,...
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WTO, Commonwealth Secretariat strengthen efforts to boost trade capacity of Commonwealth members
The WTO and the Commonwealth Secretariat signed today (11 June) a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations and to enhance the participation of Commonwealth countries in the multilateral trading system. The MoU was signed by WTO Director-General Ngozi...
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LDC trade ministers welcome renewed cooperation between WTO and UN on LDC trade development
WTO Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mr Sandagdorj Erdenebileg of the UN High Representative for Least-Developed Countries signed a partnership agreement on 11 June in Geneva aimed at strengthening cooperation to boost the participation of least-developed countries in the global...
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Australia contributes CHF 70,000 to support LDCs' participation in MC12
Australia is contributing just over CHF 70,000 to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) take part in the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, which will be held from 12 to 15 June 2022 in Geneva.
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Ministers' statements published as MC12 kicks-off in Geneva
Pre-recorded and written statements delivered by trade ministers and heads of delegation have been posted on the WTO website following the Opening Session of the 12th Ministerial Conference, which is taking place from 12 to 15 June. WTO members and observers were asked to submit these statements...
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Members urged to address needs of women entrepreneurs at MC12 event
WTO members must step up work to ensure that trade and trade rules better serve women amid disruptions posed by multiple crises, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said at the WTO-International Trade Centre (ITC) joint event titled "Unlocking Trade for Women's Empowerment and Sustainable...
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MC12 Opening Session: Opening remarks by the Director-General
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Members urged to demonstrate the WTO can deliver for international community
WTO members were urged at the opening session of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on 12 June to demonstrate that the WTO can deliver for the international community and the people it serves. As the world grapples with uncertainty and crises on multiple fronts, this is a time to show...
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