The first review of the trade policies and practices of Myanmar takes place on 11 and 13 March 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Myanmar.
An Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Government Officials opened on 10 March 2014, aiming to strengthen the capacity of developing country participants to monitor and participate in international developments, and to make informed assessments of intellectual property policy issues.
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. on 10 March 2014 that “your support and the combined voices of US business leaders were pivotal to our success in Bali”. He said that “as we seek to define the future of the system in 2014, US leadership at the multilateral level will be more important than ever”.
The successful game console can help accelerate a restructuring that will produce sharply higher profits. A 28% gain in the stock?
On 7 March 2014, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 4 March 2014 a safeguard investigation on sodium citrate.
New UNCTAD-EIF report says improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities
The expansion of the fisheries sector could help lift Gambians from poverty, in particular women, a new UNCTAD-EIF report has found, concluding that the inclusion of gender considerations in trade policy is a useful way to achieve greater prosperity for all. The case study warns that without built-in gender perspectives, the promotion of fish exports in The Gambia could in some cases actually worsen inequality between men and women.
On 5 March 2014, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 February 2014 a safeguard investigation on bare elastomeric filament yarn.
Trade Policy Review: Malaysia The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Malaysia takes place on 3 and 5 March 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Malaysia.
The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Malaysia takes place on 3 and 5 March 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Malaysia.
After a very disappointing 2013, Jakarta's stock market is up this year and its prospects are among Asia's best.
On 27 February 2014, Costa Rica notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 February 2014 a safeguard investigation on pounded rice.
The Dispute Settlement Body, on 26 February 2014, established a panel at the request of Denmark, in respect of the Faroe Islands, to study the measures imposed by the European Union against the Faroe Islands. It also established, at the request of the United States, a compliance panel regarding China’s countervailing and anti-dumping duties on grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel from the United States.
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 February 2014, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
WTO members discussed a number of new and long-running issues such as plain packaging for tobacco products, measures related to biodiversity, innovation in green technologies, and the role of universities, when they met as the intellectual property council on 25–26 February 2014. But they failed to narrow their differences on many issues and there were no breakthrough decisions.
The government of Estonia has donated EUR 20,000 (CHF 24,400) to the WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund for 2014. This donation will finance a wide range of trade-related technical assistance activities to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) to participate effectively in the Doha round of negotiations and better integrate into the world economy.
The WTO invites young economists to submit papers for the 2014 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists by 1 June 2014. The Award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation among young economists and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.
The global miners have begun to adapt to weaker commodity prices with improved management. Why the stocks could rise even if commodity prices don't.
Technical work on Azerbaijan’s accession to the WTO “has gained positive momentum” said the Working Party Chairman Ambassador Walter Lewalter (Germany) at the 11th meeting of the Working Party on 21 February 2014.
On 19 February 2014, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 13 February 2014 a safeguard investigation on saturated fatty alcohols.
At the request of the parties in the dispute “US – COOL” (Article 21.5), the panel has agreed to start its meeting with the parties on 18 February 2014 with a session open to public viewing at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. It will continue on 19 February 2014.