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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 >>

Indonesia files dispute against Pakistan over paper products

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 1:18 pm | World Trade Organisation

Indonesia has notified the WTO Secretariat, on 27 November, of a request for consultations with Pakistan regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of certain paper products from Indonesia. More >>

WTO agenda for Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade

Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:20 am | World Trade Organisation

The WTO announced on 23 May 2013 the agenda for the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade to be held at the WTO on 8-10 July. The theme of this year’s event is “Connecting to Value Chains”. The review will focus on the development implications of the ... More >>

Lamy: Wto Pushing For a World Growth Agenda

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 10:30 am | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his speech to the World Bank Development Committee in Washington on 20 April 2013, said “the WTO has been at the forefront of pushing for a growth agenda, especially in the post-2015 period. More >>

Lamy Says Europe Needs a Good Compass to Sail Through Crisis

Friday, 19 April 2013, 11:46 am | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Pascal Lamy, in a speech to the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin, Ireland on 17 April 2013, said that “the best way to sail through the crisis is to use a good compass – the name of the European compass must be ... More >>

Lamy says change in mind-set needed for Bali to succeed

Friday, 12 April 2013, 12:34 pm | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Pascal Lamy, at an informal Trade Negotiations Committee meeting on 11 April 2013, said that “the stark reality is that the current pace of work is largely insufficient to deliver successfully in Bali...But, more than changing ... More >>

Dispute settlement panel on US agricultural exports deferred

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 10:04 am | World Trade Organisation

Following Indonesia’s objection, on 26 March 2013 the Dispute Settlement Body, which comprises all WTO members, deferred the establishment of a panel — requested by the United States — to examine a dispute on importation of horticultural products, ... More >>

WTO Public Forum in October to discuss trade and innovation

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 9:44 am | World Trade Organisation

The 2013 Public Forum, the WTO’s largest annual outreach event for civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organizations, will be on 1–3 October in Geneva, with the theme “Expanding Trade ... More >>



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