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29 марта, 20:00

Visit of President Bachelet of Chile to WTO: “We must defend multilateralism in all areas”

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Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, visited the WTO on 29 March. In an address to WTO members, President Bachelet underlined the importance of the multilateral trading system to both Chile and the world. President Bachelet was welcomed to the WTO by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and Ambassador Xavier Carim, Chair of the WTO’s General Council.

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28 марта, 17:05

WTO issues panel report regarding EU tariff rate quotas on poultry imports

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On 28 March 2017 the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by China in “European Union – Measures Affecting Tariff Concessions on Certain Poultry Meat Products”.

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27 марта, 18:36

2017 Public Forum theme to be “Trade: Behind the Headlines”

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The WTO’s 2017 Public Forum, to be held on 26-28 September, will present an opportunity for participants to go beyond the rhetoric and examine the opportunities trade offers and the challenges it can bring.

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27 марта, 12:38

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

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 3 April 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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24 марта, 19:24

DG Azevêdo: Sweden is an important champion of multilateralism

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo praised Sweden’s global leadership during his visit to Stockholm on 23-24 March 2017, where he discussed the WTO’s future work with high-level government officials and private sector representatives. During his visit, the Director-General met with King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.

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23 марта, 20:00

DG Azevêdo: Trade is an engine for Finland’s economic growth

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed how trade and the WTO could help drive Finland’s economic growth during his visit to Helsinki on 22-23 March 2017. The Director-General’s visit took place as Finland marks the centenary of its independence in 2017. During his visit, the Director-General met with Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Minister for Development and Foreign Trade Kai Mykkänen and leaders of the Finnish private sector.

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22 марта, 20:00

Brazil reassures WTO members about its meat safety measures

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Brazil updated WTO members on the measures it has taken to ensure the safety of its meat and meat products at a meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures on 22 and 23 March.

21 марта, 20:00

Panels established to review US renewable energy measures and Russian transit restrictions

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The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 21 March to the establishment of two new dispute panels: one to review a complaint filed by India regarding certain measures at the state level in the United States to promote renewable energy; and the second to review Ukraine’s complaint regarding restrictions on goods in transit through the Russian Federation.

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20 марта, 20:00

Fifth China Round Table renews support for least-developed countries seeking to join WTO

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In opening the Fifth China Round Table on 20 March in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s Prime Minister H.E. Mr Hun Sen called for positive outcomes at the upcoming Buenos Aires Ministerial Conference that would benefit least-developed countries. At the Round Table, the Government of China renewed its contribution of USD 500,000 to the WTO’s Least-Developed Countries and Accessions Programme (also known as the China Programme).