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Why Baidu's Headed Up and Rival Qihoo Down

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:18
China’s largest search engine operator has adapted to smartphones while its competitor hasn’t.
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Trade Policy Review: Djibouti and Mauritius

World Trade Organization - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:00
A review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti and Mauritius takes place on 22 and 24 October 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

Audio: Chairperson’s concluding remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Trade Policy Review: Djibouti The second review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti takes place on 22 and 24 October 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Djibouti.
Categories: Global

Audio: Chairperson’s concluding remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
Trade Policy Review: Mauritius The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Mauritius takes place on 22 and 24 October 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Mauritius.
Categories: Global

Trade Policy Review: Djibouti

World Trade Organization - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
The second review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti takes place on 22 and 24 October 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Djibouti.
Categories: Global

Trade Policy Review: Mauritius

World Trade Organization - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:00
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Mauritius takes place on 22 and 24 October 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Mauritius.
Categories: Global

Where to Bet in Asia Now

Barron's Intl Trader Asia - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:13
Southeast Asian markets have proved more resilient than others in the turmoil. So which countries are the best plays?
Categories: Asia, Global, Trade

Audio: Director-General Roberto Azevêdo Opening Remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo announces consultations on future of Bali decisions and post-Bali work programme Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced at the General Council meeting on 21 October 2014 that his consultations on the future of the Bali decisions and the post-Bali work programme would start the following day. He said that he had heard from WTO members “a willingness to engage in this conversation, and to do all we can to find a way forward”. The Director-General also announced that the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2015.
Categories: Global

Audio: Statement by DG Azevêdo on Aid for Trade

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
Azevêdo announces consultations on future of Bali decisions and post-Bali work programme Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced at the General Council meeting on 21 October 2014 that his consultations on the future of the Bali decisions and the post-Bali work programme would start the following day. He said that he had heard from WTO members “a willingness to engage in this conversation, and to do all we can to find a way forward”. The Director-General also announced that the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2015.
Categories: Global

Azevêdo announces consultations on future of Bali decisions and post-Bali work programme

World Trade Organization - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced at the General Council meeting on 21 October 2014 that his consultations on the future of the Bali decisions and the post-Bali work programme would start the following day. He said that he had heard from WTO members “a willingness to engage in this conversation, and to do all we can to find a way forward”. The Director-General also announced that the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2015.
Categories: Global

General Council: Proposed agenda

World Trade Organization - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
Categories: Global

Panel established on EU-Russia dispute over vehicles

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
The Dispute Settlement Body, on 20 October 2014, established a panel to examine a complaint by the European Union regarding Russia’s anti-dumping duties on light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy. Members were informed that the disputes between the United States and Brazil over cotton, and between the US and Indonesia over clove cigarettes, have been settled.
Categories: Global

New member of the Appellate Body is sworn in

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
The new member of the Appellate Body, Mr. Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing, was sworn in at a ceremony on 20 October 2014.
Categories: Global

India launches safeguard investigation on cold rolled flat products of stainless steel

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
On 20 October 2014, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 19 September 2014 a safeguard investigation on Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of Chromium type, 400 series.
Categories: Global

Azevêdo highlights “dramatic increase” in knowledge component of trade

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech to a conference of the Federal Circuit Bar Association held in cooperation with the WTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization and The European Patent Office on 20 October in Geneva, said that “the past two decades have shown that the TRIPS Agreement can provide a sound and balanced multilateral foundation for the growth of trade in knowledge-rich products and services”. He noted that global exports of intellectual property royalties and licence fees rose to $310 billion last year, just short of the combined total of trade in communications, construction and insurance services.
Categories: Global

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

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 20 October 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

WTO issues compliance panel reports on US “country of origin” disputes

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:30
The WTO, on 20 October, issued panel reports regarding compliance in the disputes “US – Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) Requirements — Recourse to DSU Article 21.5 by Canada and Mexico” (DS384 and DS386).
Categories: Global

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo Opening Remarks

World Trade Organization Podcasts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:30
WTO helps developing countries adjust to major shifts in trading environment The WTO has played a key role in helping countries adjust to four recent trends that have considerably altered the relationship between trade and development, according to the latest edition of the WTO’s flagship publication released on 20 October 2014 in Geneva. Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in marking the launch of the report, said that “the emerging trends highlighted in this report suggest that trade will be a major force for development in the 21st century”.
Categories: Global

WTO helps developing countries adjust to major shifts in trading environment

World Trade Organization - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:30
The WTO has played a key role in helping countries adjust to four recent trends that have considerably altered the relationship between trade and development, according to the latest edition of the WTO’s flagship publication released on 20 October 2014 in Geneva. Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in marking the launch of the report, said that “the emerging trends highlighted in this report suggest that trade will be a major force for development in the 21st century”.
Categories: Global

Seychelles’ membership terms agreed — next stop: General Council

World Trade Organization - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:00
WTO members negotiating Seychelles’ accession agreed on the terms of the country’s WTO membership on 17 October 2014, concluding 18 years of negotiation. This decision still requires the formal approval of all 160 WTO members in the General Council in December.
Categories: Global
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