maandag 4 juli 2022

WTO: Photo project shows human faces behind trade diplomacy

Photo project shows human faces behind trade diplomacy
A photo presentation entitled "Faces of Trade Diplomacy", aimed at making trade more accessible to the public, was published on 27 June. It contains portraits of trade diplomats, accompanied by individual quotes, showing the human side of those conducting multilateral trade talks at the WTO. All of...
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Agriculture meeting discusses MC12 outcomes, food security, Nairobi and Bali decisions
Food security remained high on the agenda at the meeting of the WTO's Committee on Agriculture on 27-28 June. Welcoming the outcomes on food and agriculture achieved at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), members discussed how to follow up on ministers' declarations concerning food security....
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WTO members review six free trade agreements, stress importance of transparency
WTO members considered six free trade agreements between Ukraine and Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and Jordan, the United Kingdom and Chile, the United Kingdom and Canada, and the European Union and Central America at a meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (RTA)...
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Fisheries subsidies deal will contribute to sustainable blue economy: DG Okonjo-Iweala
The recent agreement by WTO members to eliminate the most harmful fisheries subsidies will contribute to the development of a "blue" maritime economy, making the world's oceans healthier and potentially freeing up billions of dollars for financing sustainable activities, WTO Director-General Ngozi...
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DDG Paugam cites need for closer WCO-WTO cooperation to facilitate green transformation
Speaking at the World Customs Organization's "Green Customs Global Conference" on 28 June, WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam called for closer cooperation between the WCO and the WTO in order to support the transition to a green economy.
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Costa Rica National University launches activities under WTO Chairs Programme
A high-level event on 28 June formally launched the activities of the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica under the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP). Professor Rosmery Hernández and her team of experts in international relations, business and trade were chosen to take part in the WCP after a competitive...
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Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
A new formula to facilitate negotiated outcomes at the WTO
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Members mark 5th anniversary of Trade Facilitation Agreement, share experiences on impact
WTO Members marked the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), with a commemorative workshop on 29 June.
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Members welcome MC12 commitment to address dispute settlement
At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 June, WTO members took the floor to welcome the commitment made at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to engage in discussions aimed at securing a fully functioning dispute settlement system by 2024.
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New joint publication highlights benefits of paperless trade
A new joint publication draws attention to the technical and legal tools that may be used by governments to transition to cross-border paperless trade and to improve the efficiency of export/import procedures. The "Cross-border Paperless Trade Toolkit", published by the WTO, in collaboration with...
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