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Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Russian Restrictions

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 12:02 pm | World Trade Organisation

Ukraine has requested WTO consultations with Russia regarding Russian measures affecting trade in certain products such as juice, alcoholic beverages, confectionery and wallpaper from Ukraine. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 October. > News item: ... More >>

WTO Stresses Growing Importance of Services in Global Trade

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:32 am | World Trade Organisation

Speaking at the Global Services Summit in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2017, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted that trade in services accounts for almost 50 per cent of world trade today. He said that updating rules for trade in services is one of ... More >>

China’s import ban on solid waste queried

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 12:06 pm | World Trade Organisation

Five WTO members questioned China’s import ban on solid waste, particularly for certain scrap materials, at the 3 October meeting of the WTO Committee on Import Licensing. The United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Korea sought ... More >>

Azevêdo Begins Second Term as WTO Director-General

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 12:35 pm | World Trade Organisation

Azevêdo Begins Second Term as Director-General; Sets the Course for Mc11 And Beyond More >>

Indonesian Duties on Certain Iron Or Steel Products

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:15 pm | World Trade Organisation

On 18 August a WTO dispute panel issued a report in the cases brought by Viet Nam and Chinese Taipei in “Indonesia — Safeguard on Certain Iron or Steel Products” (DS490 and 496). More >>

Qatar Files WTO Complaints

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 2:55 pm | World Trade Organisation

Qatar has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia concerning measures adopted by the three countries which allegedly restrict trade in goods and services from Qatar, and trade-related intellectual property ... More >>

WTO issues annual flagship statistical publications

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 1:21 pm | World Trade Organisation

The World Trade Statistical Review 2017 opens with an overview of world trade developments over the past ten years. This is followed by an analysis of world trade in 2016 and an assessment of the trade outlook for 2017. The publication highlights global trends ... More >>

Goods negotiations restart, members divided

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:14 pm | World Trade Organisation

WTO members on Friday (21 July) took up a proposal which proponents said would facilitate the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in global trade by establishing rules to bring about greater transparency and access to information ... More >>

WTO Records Moderate Rise in G20 Trade Restrictions

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:11 pm | World Trade Organisation

WTO Records Moderate Rise in G20 Trade Restrictions The WTO’s seventeenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 30 June, shows that trade restrictions in G20 economies have risen at a moderate rate similar to that of previous years, ... More >>

US files WTO complaint against Chinese aluminium subsidies

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:53 pm | World Trade Organisation

On 12 January the United States notified the WTO Secretariat that it requested dispute consultations with China regarding alleged subsidies provided by China to its producers of primary aluminium. The United States alleges that loans and other financing to ... More >>

Ghana ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:57 am | World Trade Organisation

Ghana has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 104th WTO member to do so. Only six more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force. More >>

Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:52 am | World Trade Organisation

General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members on 4 January that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the incumbent Director-General, ... More >>

“Persistent” economic challenges continued to weigh on trade

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:18 pm | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo’s annual overview of developments in the international trading system highlights the “persistent” global economic challenges in 2016 that continue to weigh on international trade. The report, which was discussed at ... More >>

Dominica, Mongolia ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 10:10 am | World Trade Organisation

In a speech to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Global Strategy Group on 28 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo stressed the importance of making the case for trade amid a rise in anti-globalisation sentiment in many ... More >>

Brazil Files WTO Complaint Against United States

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 4:10 pm | World Trade Organisation

On 11 November, Brazil notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested dispute consultations with the United Stated regarding countervailing duties imposed by the United States on imports of Brazilian cold— and hot-rolled steel flat products. More >>

Australia launches bid to join government procurement pact

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 11:46 am | World Trade Organisation

Australia has formally launched its bid to join the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), underlining its commitment to work towards timely accession to the pact. The announcement was made at a 3 June meeting of the Committee on Government Procurement ... More >>

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a barrier

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:23 pm | World Trade Organisation

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a significant trade barrier for developing countries More >>

"A strong, viable WTO is essential for New Zealand"

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:42 pm | World Trade Organisation

Smaller economies such as New Zealand can benefit strongly from the platform that the WTO provides for negotiating agriculture, cutting red tape at the border and other issues, and for small and medium-sized enterprises, which do not have the same ... More >>

World Trade Organization -Weekly Round Up

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 1:18 pm | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo took part in a debate at the OECD Forum on “The Future of Trade” on 6 May. He also attended an informal ministerial meeting More >>

Trade Ministers of WTO's members meet in Bali

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 10:07 am | World Trade Organisation

International Trade Union Confederation WTO Ministerial Conference – make a step for inclusiveness and sustainability Brussels, 3 December 2013 (ITUC OnLine): : The Trade Ministers of World Trade Organisation’s 159 Members are meeting these days ... More >>

 

 

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