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UK notifies WTO on implications of withdrawal from the EU

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 9:03 am | World Trade Organisation

The United Kingdom has notified the other 163 WTO members of its status in the organization given its withdrawal from the European Union on 1 February. In a document sent on 1 February, the United Kingdom explains the WTO-related implications of Brexit for ... More >>

WTO mourns the passing of former Director-General Mike Moore

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 9:00 am | World Trade Organisation

Mike Moore, the third Director-General of the World Trade Organization, died on Sunday 2 February at his home in Auckland, New Zealand. More >>

In Davos, DG Azevêdo hears support for WTO reform

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 1:23 pm | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the strong support expressed at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week by ministers, heads of state, private sector and labour leaders for ongoing efforts to reform and reinforce the WTO to keep up with ... More >>

WTO Speech: Forgetting the lessons from Bretton Woods

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:08 pm | World Trade Organisation

At an event in Washington on 17 October to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said the world risks forgetting the key lessons learned from that seminal meeting — the importance of a rules-based ... More >>

Arbitrator on US sanctions against EU over Airbus subsidy

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:40 am | World Trade Organisation

On 2 October, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures the United States may request with respect to the European Union and certain EU member states in “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures Affecting ... More >>

Azevêdo welcomes G20 commitment to WTO reform

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 11:05 am | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo strongly welcomed the communiqué agreed by G20 leaders at the summit in Osaka, Japan on 29 June recommitting the G20 to the need for WTO reform. The Director-General participated in the summit, where he also underlined ... More >>

DG Azevêdo: EU leadership vital

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 11:14 am | World Trade Organisation

Addressing a meeting of European Union trade ministers in Bucharest, Romania, on 21 February 2019, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the EU’s engagement in the conversations aimed at strengthening the WTO and called for their continued ... More >>

TRIPS Council launches new notification system

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:30 am | World Trade Organisation

The WTO Secretariat announced the launch of a new TRIPS notification submission system, an optional online tool for members to submit notifications, review materials and reports. The announcement was made at the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related ... More >>

General Council Chair appoints facilitator

Saturday, 19 January 2019, 11:05 am | World Trade Organisation

General Council Chair Junichi Ihara of Japan has appointed Amb. David Walker of New Zealand to assist him in working with WTO members to resolve differences on the urgent matter of the functioning of the organization’s Appellate Body. More >>

Venezuela initiates WTO complaint against US measures

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 10:17 am | World Trade Organisation

Venezuela has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US measures affecting goods and services of Venezuelan origin. Venezuela’s request was circulated to WTO members on 8 January. More >>

DG Azevêdo: Turn Crisis of Multilateralism into Opportunity

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:23 pm | World Trade Organisation

DG Azevêdo: We Must Turn the Crisis of Multilateralism into an Opportunity to Strengthen It More >>

DG Azevêdo welcomes commitment to strengthen the WTO

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:37 pm | World Trade Organisation

Speaking at a gathering of ministers to discuss WTO reform, which was convened by the Canadian government in Ottawa on 25 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed the commitment of ministers to strengthen the trading system and pointed ... More >>

Speech: Azevêdo on trade challenges and the WTO

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:56 am | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 20 July, addressed participants of “Geneva Week”, an event organized for WTO members and observers who do not have permanent missions in Geneva. He briefed the attendees on recent trade developments, including ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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