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

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 29 August 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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Panasonic Is Poised to Rise

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:11
Its Tesla deal didn't give the stock a charge, but a major reorganization should.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Malaysia Launches Safeguard Investigation on Hot Rolled Steel Plate

World Trade Organization - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:00
Malaysia has notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it has initiated a safeguard investigation on hot rolled steel plate.
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China Enters a Bull Market

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:28
The recent rally has pushed some indexes more than 20% higher, and more gains seem to be on the way.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Azevêdo: Support of private sector is crucial for future of multilateral trading system

World Trade Organization - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his speech at the opening session of Entrepreneur Week in Mexico City on 11 August 2014, said: “By locking-in countries’ obligations on trade practices, the WTO safeguards important business interests and increases the stability businesses need to flourish.” He thanked Mexico for being a strong supporter of the WTO and urged small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs to support Mexico’s engagement in the multilateral trading system.
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India files notice of appeal in steel products dispute

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:00
On 8 August 2014, India filed a notice of appeal regarding the panel report in “United States – Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India” (DS436).
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WTO puts jobs, consumer protection and Africa on agenda of 2014 Public Forum

World Trade Organization - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:00
A total of 71 sessions will take place at the 2014 WTO Public Forum. Entitled “Why Trade Matters to Everyone”, the three-day Forum will focus from 1 to 3 October on the human story behind trade, giving participants an opportunity to discuss the impact of trade on jobs and consumers and trade in Africa.
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Appellate Body issues reports on rare earth disputes

World Trade Organization - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:30
On 7 August 2014, the WTO Appellate Body issued its reports in the case “China – Measures related to the exportation of rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum (DS431/DS432/DS433)”.
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WTO releases 2013 trade data

World Trade Organization - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00
The WTO updated its Statistics Database on 5 August 2014. This now includes data for 2013 on global exports and imports of merchandise and on trade in commercial services. The data are available by country, region and commodity/service.
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Samsung in Transition

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:06
The Korean electronics maker posted weak quarterly results. Tax issues stand in the way of the firm returning more of its cash hoard to investors.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Audio: Statement by Roberto Azevêdo to the TNC

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo: Members unable to bridge the gap on trade facilitation Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported to WTO ambassadors on 31 July 2014 that despite intensive consultations, “we have not been able to find a solution that would allow us to bridge the gap” on the adoption of the protocol on the Trade Facilitation Agreement. He urged members “to reflect long and hard on the ramifications of this setback”.
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Azevêdo: Members unable to bridge the gap on trade facilitation

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported to WTO ambassadors on 31 July 2014 that despite intensive consultations, “we have not been able to find a solution that would allow us to bridge the gap” on the adoption of the protocol on the Trade Facilitation Agreement. He urged members “to reflect long and hard on the ramifications of this setback”.
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Asian Airlines Find Some Lift

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:36
Despite recent tragedies, air travel is up across the region, and the carriers' stocks may offer an opportunity.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of engagement” in recent consultations conducted by him and the chairs of the negotiating groups on the key areas of agriculture, industrial goods and services. “How we move forward now is in your hands”, he said.
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Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

World Trade Organization - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of engagement” in recent consultations conducted by him and the chairs of the negotiating groups on the key areas of agriculture, industrial goods and services. “How we move forward now is in your hands”, he said.
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WTO Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes in Geneva

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Twenty government officials from developing countries and a least developed country concluded the two-month intensive training course on 24 July 2014 at the WTO.
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Trade is a major driver for economic development in Guinea, says Trade Minister

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
On his visit on 24 July 2014 to meet the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), Mr Ratnakar Adhikari, H.E. Mr Marc Yombouno conveyed the Government’s strong appreciation of the EIF Programme in Guinea and expressed its commitment to continue with effective programme implementation.
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Audio: Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo says trade must play a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the General Council on 24 July that he has been actively engaged in ensuring that trade is given a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is being discussed at the United Nations. He said that the draft goals include a significant increase in exports of developing countries, including doubling by 2020 the share of global exports of least-developed countries. He added that the WTO Public Forum in October will be dedicating a full day to analysing trade in Africa.
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Azevêdo says trade must play a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the General Council on 24 July that he has been actively engaged in ensuring that trade is given a central role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is being discussed at the United Nations. He said that the draft goals include a significant increase in exports of developing countries, including doubling by 2020 the share of global exports of least-developed countries. He added that the WTO Public Forum in October will be dedicating a full day to analysing trade in Africa.
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General Council: Proposed agenda

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
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