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Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:56 am | World Trade Organisation

The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies have doubled compared to the previous ... More >>

Russia initiates WTO dispute complaint against US duties

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:45 am | World Trade Organisation

The Russian Federation has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 2 July. More >>

Trade has important role in protecting the planet

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:57 am | World Trade Organisation

On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted the important role of trade in fostering a sustainable world economy. An open and transparent trading system aligned with sound environmental ... More >>

DG Azevêdo calls on APEC members to help trade

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:55 am | World Trade Organisation

Addressing a meeting of APEC trade ministers in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 25 May, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called on ministers to address rising trade tensions and to step up efforts to advance the WTO’s work in a number of areas. ... More >>

WTO Members voice concerns over rising trade tensions

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 2:07 pm | World Trade Organisation

Forty-one members of the World Trade Organization issued a joint statement on 8 May expressing concerns over rising trade tensions and risks of escalating protectionism. The statement, delivered to a meeting of the WTO’s General Council, calls on governments ... More >>

China files WTO complaint over the United States

Friday, 6 April 2018, 10:10 am | World Trade Organisation

China has requested consultations with the United States under the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism regarding the United States’ tariff measures on certain Chinese goods which would allegedly be implemented through Section 301-310 of the US Trade ... More >>

2018 Public Forum theme to be “Trade 2030”

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:53 pm | World Trade Organisation

The WTO’s 2018 Public Forum, to be held on 2-4 October, will discuss how technological developments are affecting trade and how to ensure that trade in 2030 will continue to help society address the major challenges facing the world. More >>

WTO on trade tensions

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:20 am | World Trade Organisation

Statement by Director-General Azevêdo in relation to the Council on Trade in Goods Director-General Roberto Azevêdo today (23 March) issued the following statement in regards to the meeting of the WTO’s Council on Trade in Goods. More >>

Trade Facilitation Agreement marks first anniversary

Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:39 pm | World Trade Organisation

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) marked its first anniversary since its entry into force on 22 February 2017 with WTO members making significant strides towards its implementation. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said members continue to ... More >>

Davos: WTO - Match words of support for the WTO with deeds

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:44 am | World Trade Organisation

Davos: DG Azevêdo calls on members to match words of support for the WTO with deeds More >>

Viet Nam files WTO complaint over US anti-dumping duties

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 11:45 am | World Trade Organisation

Viet Nam has requested WTO consultations with the United States concerning certain US anti-dumping laws, regulations, administrative procedures, practices and methodologies, as well as certain anti-dumping determinations in administrative reviews on fish ... More >>

Canada files WTO complaint over US trade remedy measures

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:03 am | World Trade Organisation

Canada has requested WTO consultations with the United States concerning certain laws, regulations and other measures maintained by the US with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings. The request was circulated to WTO members on ... More >>

Peter Sutherland, first WTO Director-General, passes away

Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 11:25 am | World Trade Organisation

Peter Sutherland, the first Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has passed away in his home city of Dublin. He was 71. More >>

Canada WTO dispute on US softwood lumber duties

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12:34 pm | World Trade Organisation

Canada has requested WTO consultations with the United States regarding US anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The requests were circulated to WTO members on 30 November. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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