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18 августа, 17:14

WTO issues panel report regarding Indonesian duties on certain iron or steel products

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On 18 August a WTO dispute panel issued a report in the cases brought by Viet Nam and Chinese Taipei in “Indonesia — Safeguard on Certain Iron or Steel Products” (DS490 and 496).

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16 августа, 17:03

ICC and WTO launch ‘Small Business Champions’ initiative and open call for proposals

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A joint effort to facilitate participation by smaller companies in international trade was launched today by the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, and the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), John Danilovich. The initiative, entitled ‘ICC-WTO Small Business Champions’, will provide a platform for companies and private sector organizations around the world to propose innovative, practical ideas designed to encourage micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to do business across borders.

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14 августа, 14:00

Media accreditation for 11th Ministerial Conference is now open

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Members of the media wishing to attend the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 10 to 13 December 2017, can now apply for accreditation. The deadline for receiving applications is 9 November 2017.

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07 августа, 12:08

Trade indicator points to continued modest recovery of world trade in third quarter

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The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global merchandise trade growth will continue to strengthen in the third quarter of 2017. The latest reading of 102.6 is higher than the previous reading of 102.2 issued in May this year, suggesting sustained momentum for trade growth. Strong performances in air freight, export orders and container shipping are balanced by weaker results in other indices.

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04 августа, 12:52

Qatar files WTO complaints against the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

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Qatar has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia concerning measures adopted by the three countries which allegedly restrict trade in goods and services from Qatar, and trade-related intellectual property rights.

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03 августа, 20:00

Azevêdo meets Nicaraguan leaders, stresses need for good result at MC11

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met today, 3 August, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Trade Minister Orlando Solórzano, and discussed the need for a solid outcome at the WTO’s forthcoming 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, as well as the importance of agriculture and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the country’s economy.

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02 августа, 20:00

Panama stands to gain from continued engagement at WTO: DG Azevêdo

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Panama stands to gain from continued engagement on a range of trade issues now being discussed at the WTO, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said during his visit to the isthmus nation on 2 August.

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01 августа, 20:00

Appellate Body member Hyun Chong Kim resigns

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Mr Hyun Chong Kim has resigned from his post as a member of the WTO’s Appellate Body. Mr Kim tendered his resignation on 1 August.

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01 августа, 20:00

Regional Trade Policy Course gets under way in Quito, Ecuador

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Twenty-two government officials from 14 countries are attending the WTO Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC) for Latin American countries, which began on 31 July. Organized in partnership with the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and the Government of Ecuador, the course is taking place in Quito.

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01 августа, 12:04

DG Azevêdo: Guatemala “punches above its weight” in WTO

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In his first visit to Guatemala as head of the WTO, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo praised the Central American country for its active and constructive role in the organization. “I think it’s fair to say that Guatemala punches above its weight,” he declared.

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31 июля, 16:23

Provisional programme for 2017 Public Forum now available

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This year’s Public Forum, entitled “Trade: Behind the Headlines”, will feature 102 sessions focusing on how to make trade more inclusive, trade and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and trade and jobs. The Forum, which will be held on 26-28 September, will offer an opportunity to go beyond the rhetoric and consider the challenges and opportunities surrounding trade.

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28 июля, 20:00

Compilation of seven fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to WTO members

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As requested by members behind seven fisheries subsidies proposals, the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR), Ambassador Wayne McCook (Jamaica), circulated to WTO members on 28 July a document compiling these submissions in the form of a matrix. The compilation is intended to help WTO members prepare over the summer for intensive negotiations in September.