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

World Trade Organization - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 28 November 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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Audio: Statement by Roberto Azevêdo

World Trade Organization Podcasts - 10 hours 56 min ago
WTO work is “back on track”, says Azevêdo Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, at a meeting of the General Council on 27 November, congratulated members for adopting decisions related to public stockholding for food security purposes, the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the post-Bali work. He said: “We have delivered today on a promise we made in Bali. Now let’s make it count”.
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Audio: Press conference

World Trade Organization Podcasts - 10 hours 56 min ago
WTO work is “back on track”, says Azevêdo Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, at a meeting of the General Council on 27 November, congratulated members for adopting decisions related to public stockholding for food security purposes, the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the post-Bali work. He said: “We have delivered today on a promise we made in Bali. Now let’s make it count”.
Categories: Global

WTO work is “back on track”, says Azevêdo

World Trade Organization - 10 hours 56 min ago
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, at a meeting of the General Council on 27 November, congratulated members for adopting decisions related to public stockholding for food security purposes, the Trade Facilitation Agreement and the post-Bali work. He said: “We have delivered today on a promise we made in Bali. Now let’s make it count”.
Categories: Global

WTO issues panel report on Peru’s additional duty on agricultural products

World Trade Organization - 11 hours 56 min ago
On 27 November 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by Guatemala concerning “Peru — Additional duty on imports of certain agricultural products” (DS457).
Categories: Global

Azevêdo: “We are very close to overcoming impasse on Bali implementation”

World Trade Organization - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo briefed WTO members today (26 November 2014) on developments in efforts to break the impasse on implementing the Bali Package. He presented a draft decision on post-Bali work, which, in addition to draft decisions regarding public stockholding for food security purposes and the Trade Facilitation Agreement, would be put to members for agreement at the General Council meeting on 27 November. He said: “We are at the end of a very long journey. Tomorrow we just have to take the final step.”
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Hong Kong-Shanghai Barely Connect

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 18:27
The much-hyped connection between the two bourses was mostly one way—and can’t overcome China’s economic problems.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Trade rules can play a positive role in addressing nutrition objectives, says DDG Shark

World Trade Organization - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:00
In a statement to the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome on 19 November 2014, Deputy Director-General David Shark emphasized the critical importance of multilateral cooperation on nutrition. “The WTO remains more than ever fully committed to participate in and to contribute to this multilateral cooperation,” he said.
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Audio: Chairperson’s concluding remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:00
Trade Policy Review: Hong Kong, China The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of Hong Kong, China takes place on 19 and 21 November 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Hong Kong, China.
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Trade Policy Review: Hong Kong, China

World Trade Organization - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:00
The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of Hong Kong, China takes place on 19 and 21 November 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Hong Kong, China.
Categories: Global

Brazil rejects panel requested by the EU over tax measures

World Trade Organization - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00
At the meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on 18 November 2014, Brazil rejected the request by the European Union for a panel to study the dispute over taxation and charges applied by Brazil to the automobile, information technology and other sectors.
Categories: Global

WTO launches discussion forum on 2014 World Trade Report

World Trade Organization - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00
The WTO launched on 18 November 2014 a discussion forum on trade and development, the topic of the 2014 World Trade Report. The forum is intended to encourage an open discussion of what could be contained within a new generation of trade reforms for facilitating development.
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A strong, viable WTO is essential for New Zealand — Azevêdo tells NZ institute

World Trade Organization - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00
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 capacity to overcome barriers such as complex and differing systems of rules, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told an event organized by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs at Victoria University, Wellington, on 18 November 2014.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 18 November 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”.
Categories: Global

Gabon announces final deal reached with WTO members on tariff changes

World Trade Organization - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:00
Gabon’s top trade official told a meeting of the Council for Trade in Goods on 17 November 2014 that it has concluded negotiations with WTO members on compensation for changes to the country’s tariff commitments resulting from its membership in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
Categories: Global

Japan donates CHF 312,019 to help developing countries participate in Doha Round

World Trade Organization - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:00
The government of Japan has donated CHF 312,019 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.
Categories: Global

WTO issues panel report on US anti-dumping measures on shrimp from Viet Nam

World Trade Organization - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:30
On 17 November 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by Viet Nam concerning anti-dumping measures applied by the United States to Vietnamese shrimp (DS429).
Categories: Global

Why This Is a Crucial Week for Abe

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 17:52
The prime minister could call for new “snap” elections if Monday’s GDP reading shows anemic growth. There are risks no matter what.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

DG Azevedo urges rapid action on Bali Issues

World Trade Organization - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo today welcomed the strong commitment from G-20 Leaders to implement all elements of the Bali Package including preparing as quickly as possible a WTO work programme on the remaining issues of the Doha Development Agenda.
Categories: Global

“Optimistic” members examine agricultural support policies in India, Canada, US, others

World Trade Organization - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Agriculture Committee examined at some length the latest information on members’ domestic support and other farm trade policies on 13 November 2014, as news broke of a deal struck by the US and India allowing work to resume on decisions reached at the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference.
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