woensdag 22 juni 2022

WTO: WTO 12th Ministerial Conference extended by one day to facilitate outcomes

WTO 12th Ministerial Conference extended by one day to facilitate outcomes
The 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) has been extended by one day, until Thursday 16 June, in order to facilitate outcomes on the main issues under discussion.
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DG Okonjo-Iweala meets with business, civil society representatives on margins of MC12
WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 15 June exchanged views with civil society representatives on the state of play of negotiations at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). A day earlier, she met with a group of business representatives, whom she called on to support MC12 outcomes...
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MC12 Closing Session
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WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12
WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multilaterally negotiated outcomes on a series of key trade initiatives. The "Geneva Package" confirms the historical importance of the multilateral trading system and underlines the important...
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
MC12: more than meets the eye
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Trade Policy Review: Ghana
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Ghana takes place on 21 and 23 June 2022. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Ghana.
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DDG González: "Now more than ever, business needs the WTO"
Speaking at a meeting of more than 800 Spanish business leaders in San Sebastián on 21 June, WTO Deputy Director-General Anabel González said that companies worldwide need to invest in building a stronger and more agile global trading system for the benefit of all. "More than ever, businesses need...
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Australia pledges AUD 2.9 million to boost developing-country exports of safe food
Australia is contributing AUD 2.9 million (approximately CHF 2 million) to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) deepen their integration into the world economy. The grant to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) aims to assist countries in strengthening their...
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STDF Annual Report shows strong partnerships keep safe trade flowing
The latest Annual Report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), launched on 22 June, spotlights how ongoing dialogue and cooperation among partners have helped developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) strengthen their food safety, animal and plant health capacity and...
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 30 June 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially...
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