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19 ноября, 19:02

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

The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 November 2017, 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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14 ноября, 19:14

WTO issues panel report regarding US anti-dumping measures on certain Korean tubular goods

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On 14 November the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea” (DS488).

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14 ноября, 16:45

Trade Policy Review: Plurinational State of Bolivia

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The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of the Plurinational State of Bolivia takes place on 14 and 16 November 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

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13 ноября, 20:00

DG Azevêdo: Collective effort to address price volatility and food security is essential

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Speaking at a session of the Global Market Information Group on 13 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo stressed that the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) promotes a rich and diverse source of perspectives essential for policy makers by bringing together data from a number of countries and international organizations. He underlined that the WTO Secretariat stands ready to help AMIS in ensuring increased transparency and improved policy co-ordination in international commodity markets as part of the collective effort to address global food security.

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13 ноября, 14:57

Latest trade indicator suggests trade growth will moderate in fourth quarter of 2017

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The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global merchandise trade growth will likely moderate in the fourth quarter of 2017. The reading of 102.2 signals continued trade expansion in volume terms, although the pace of growth should be slower than earlier in the year, when trade recorded strong increases.

10 ноября, 20:00

WTO members review three regional trade agreements

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WTO members reviewed the China-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Mexico-Panama Free Trade Agreement and the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) States at the meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) on 9-10 November. Members also discussed how to improve the WTO’s monitoring work on RTAs.

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10 ноября, 20:00

Goods Council discusses US proposal to enhance transparency

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The WTO Goods Council on 10 November considered the United States’ proposal to enhance transparency and strengthen notification requirements through a decision intended for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires. The Council also took up e-commerce proposals and specific trade concerns.

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09 ноября, 19:55

Advanced course on food safety, animal and plant health concludes in Geneva

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Twenty-three participants from around the world are attending the Advanced Course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), which opened at the WTO’s headquarters on 23 October 2017. The course is due to run until 10 November.

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09 ноября, 19:29

Appellate Body issues report regarding Indonesian import restrictions

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On 9 November 2017 the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the cases brought by New Zealand and the United States in “Indonesia – Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products” (DS477 and DS478) .

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09 ноября, 18:00

G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties

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The WTO’s eighteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 9 November, shows that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compared to the previous review period. The estimated trade coverage of these restrictions recorded during the period of mid-May 2017 to mid-October 2017 slightly exceeded the coverage of trade-facilitating measures.

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08 ноября, 20:00

DG Azevêdo calls for APEC’s support for a successful MC11

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At a meeting of APEC trade ministers in Da Nang, Viet Nam, on 8 November, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported on the preparations for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, this coming December.