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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 25 April 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”.
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The trend towards increased regionalism could be reversed, new WTO research suggests

World Trade Organization - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:00
A new attempt to paint a picture of the world economy in 2035 shows that the share of trade within major regional trade agreements might decline.
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Trade Policy Review: Qatar, Bahrain and Oman

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:00
A review of the trade policies and practices of Qatar, Bahrain and Oman takes place on 22 and 24 April 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the relevant government for each country.
Categories: Global

Trade Policy Review: Qatar

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:00
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Qatar takes place on 22 and 22 April 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Qatar.
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Trade Policy Review: Kingdom of Bahrain

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:00
The third review of the trade policies and practices of the Kingdom of Bahrain takes place on 20 and 24 April 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Trade Policy Review: Oman

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:00
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Oman takes place on 22 and 24 April 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Oman.
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Get a Bet Down on Macau

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:25
China's gaming shares have gotten trampled in investors' rush out of momentum plays. But these really are profitable, fast-growing companies.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Appeals announced by China in rare earths dispute and by US in products from China dispute

World Trade Organization - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00
China announced to the WTO Secretariat on 17 April 2014 its decision to appeal certain issues of law and legal interpretation in the panel report in the case “China – Measures related to the exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum” (WT/DS431). The panel report was appealed by the United States in a notification dated 8 April 2014.
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15 April marks the 20th anniversary of the WTO’s founding agreements

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:00
Twenty years ago today, 15 April 1994, the WTO agreements were signed in Marrakesh, Morocco. They were the result of the 1986–94 Uruguay Round negotiations, and are the basis for the multilateral trading system in its present form. They also created the WTO.
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Press conference

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00
Trade statistics show the least developed hit more severely by global slowdown — Azevêdo Least developed countries experienced growth in 2012 and 2013 that was below their previous average, but could gain from an upturn since a large share of their exports go to Europe, which is recovering, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told a press conference on the latest trade statistics on 14 April 2014.
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Don’t forget trade and development, Deputy DG Yi urges UN Economic and Social Council

World Trade Organization - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00
Although countries bring a new urgency to work on sustainable development, “a specific focus on trade and development has been missing”, WTO Deputy Director-General Xiaozhun YI told the 14 April 2014 Spring Meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods Institutions (World Bank, IMF, WTO) and UN Conference on Trade and Development. This is what he said:
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Trade statistics show the least developed hit more severely by global slowdown — Azevêdo

World Trade Organization - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:00
Least developed countries experienced growth in 2012 and 2013 that was below their previous average, but could gain from an upturn since a large share of their exports go to Europe, which is recovering, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told a press conference on the latest trade statistics on 14 April 2014.
Categories: Global

Modest trade growth anticipated for 2014 and 2015 following two year slump

World Trade Organization - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
World trade is expected to grow by a modest 4.7% in 2014 and at a slightly faster rate of 5.3% in 2015 WTO economists said today (14 April 2014).
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Obama Visit: Rare Good News for Malaysia

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:49
The president's stop will offer a chance for positive coverage and could draw attention on the country's economic accomplishments–and investment opportunities.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

The global trading system aims to improve children’s lives and prospects—Azevêdo

World Trade Organization - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 03:30
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech at the Global Child Forum in Stockholm on 11 April 2014, said that “by supporting economic growth and poverty alleviation, trade can be an important engine for change – and therefore can make a significant difference to children’s prospects”.
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Steps agreed on implementing Bali decision on rules of origin for LDCs

World Trade Organization - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:00
The Committee on Rules of Origin, on 10 April 2014, agreed on steps to implement the Decision on Preferential Rules of Origin for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) adopted at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali last December. This decision would ensure that non-reciprocal rules of origin for LDCs are simple, transparent and that they take into account the productive capacities of LDCs.
Categories: Global

Goods Council agrees on 2014 chairs

World Trade Organization - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:00
The Council for Trade in Goods, on 9 April 2014, approved a list of new chairs of its subsidiary bodies.
Categories: Global

Aid-for-trade flows rebound, members told, as they mull future priorities

World Trade Organization - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:00
Aid for trade has bounced back, with Africa as the largest beneficiary, WTO members heard on 9 April 2014, in a meeting where they also discussed the priorities for next two years of initiative.
Categories: Global

US appeals rare earth panel report

World Trade Organization - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:00
On 8 April 2014, the United States filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the Panel Report in “China – Measures related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum” (WT/DS431).
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