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Trade Policy Review: Panama

World Trade Organization - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Panama takes place on 23 and 25 July 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Panama.
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Two panels established on disputes between the EU and Russia

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
The Dispute Settlement Body, on 22 July, established two panels: on the Russian Federation’s complaint against anti-dumping measures by the European Union on imports from Russia, and on EU’s complaint against Russia’s measures on the importation of live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU.
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Statements by DG Azevêdo and Group Coordinators

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries A new initiative unveiled at the WTO on 22 July 2014 will help developing countries and least-developed countries reap the benefits of the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation Agreement, which was agreed at the Bali Ministerial Conference in December 2013.
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Azevêdo launches new WTO Facility to deliver support to LDCs and developing countries

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
A new initiative unveiled at the WTO on 22 July 2014 will help developing countries and least-developed countries reap the benefits of the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation Agreement, which was agreed at the Bali Ministerial Conference in December 2013.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 July 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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Cashing in the Chips on TSMC

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 02:15
The giant Taiwanese chip foundry is under pressure from customers like Apple and Qualcomm and rivals like Abu Dhabi's Global Foundry. Why the stock could drop more than 10%.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Bali can herald a new era in the WTO — Azevêdo

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University in Canberra on 17 July, said: “Bali has created the opportunity to herald a new era in the WTO. But whether we take this opportunity is up to the members. It will be a question of political will.” He said he has no doubt that “Australia will play an important role — including this year during its G20 presidency” in helping to conclude the Doha Round.
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WTO launches “trade stories” selfie competition

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00
The WTO has launched a “selfie” photo competition on the theme of this year’s Public Forum, “Why trade matters to everyone”, which takes place at the WTO from 1 to 3 October 2014. You are invited to take a picture of yourself to tell us your trade story and to show how trade has an impact on your daily life.
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Turkey launches safeguard investigation on printing, writing and copying papers

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00
On 14 July 2014, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 21 June 2014 a safeguard investigation on printing, writing and copying papers.
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WTO issues panel report on US measures on Indian steel products

World Trade Organization - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30
On 14 July 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case “United States – Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India” (DS436).
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WTO issues panel report on US measures on certain products from China

World Trade Organization - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:30
On 14 July 2014, the WTO issued the panel report in the case “United States – Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China” (DS437).
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No More Easy Pickings in India

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:19
Now that reformist Narenda Modi is in office, it's time to look beyond favorites like Infosys to the industries favored in his budget.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

DDG Agah notes no acceleration of new restrictions, urges more trade transparency

World Trade Organization - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:00
Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah, in presenting the Director-General’s report on trade-related developments (mid-November 2013 to mid-May 2014) to the Trade Policy Review Body on 11 July 2014, said that “the pace at which new trade restrictions have been introduced has not accelerated during the period under review”. He urged members to provide more trade information for the monitoring reports: “I am convinced, and the Director-General’s recent meetings with business groups have confirmed this, that members must accept their collective responsibility for promoting the transparency and predictability which importers and exporters demand”.
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Russia blocks EU panel request on pork ban

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:00
At the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting on 10 July, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel on what it said were restrictions by the Russian Federation on imports of live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU. Russia opposed the panel request, and the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel to examine this dispute.
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

World Trade Organization - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 10 July 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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Committee set to agree steps for mediating food safety, animal-plant health friction

World Trade Organization - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:00
WTO members meeting on 9–10 July 2014 have agreed on a new procedure to help them settle their differences on food safety and animal and plant health measures, so long as there are no objections by 5 September 2014.
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Press Conference

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo welcomes launch of plurilateral environmental goods negotiations Fourteen WTO members launched plurilateral negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement on 8 July 2014 at the WTO. These members said the talks will promote green growth and sustainable development while providing impetus for the conclusion of the Doha Round.
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Azevêdo welcomes launch of plurilateral environmental goods negotiations

World Trade Organization - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:00
Fourteen WTO members launched plurilateral negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement on 8 July 2014 at the WTO. These members said the talks will promote green growth and sustainable development while providing impetus for the conclusion of the Doha Round.
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Members hold first meeting on monitoring of special treatment since Bali decision

World Trade Organization - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:00
On 7 July 2014, the Committee on Trade and Development held its first meeting on the monitoring of special and differential treatment for developing countries since the Bali Ministerial Conference.
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