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24 апреля, 15:02

Trade Policy Review: Belize

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The third review of the trade policies and practices of Belize takes place on 24 and 26 April 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Belize.

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19 апреля, 20:00

WTO adopts ruling on European Union poultry import quotas

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At a meeting on 19 April 2017, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) adopted the panel report regarding the European Union’s allocation of tariff rate quotas on imports of poultry meat products.

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18 апреля, 20:00

DDG Agah: “Encouraging progress in cotton negotiations made but more to be done”

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Speaking at the fifth ministerial coordination meeting of the Cotton 4 (C-4) countries on 18-21 April 2017 in Cotonou, Bénin, WTO Deputy Director-General Yonov Fred Agah praised the C-4 for bringing cotton to the forefront of WTO negotiations over recent years. He called on WTO members to intensify the work to help poorer countries use cotton to foster growth and raise living standards.

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13 апреля, 17:06

WTO Arbitrator determines “reasonable period of time” in US washers dispute

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On 13 April 2017, an Arbitrator issued her Award regarding the “reasonable period of time” for implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the dispute “United States — Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures on large residential washers from Korea” (WT/DS464). The Arbitrator determined that the “reasonable period of time” for the United States to implement the DSB’s recommendations and rulings in this dispute is 15 months from the adoption of the panel and Appellate Body Reports in this dispute. The reasonable period of time will thus expire on 26 December 2017.

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12 апреля, 20:00

Turkey launches safeguard investigation on pneumatic tyres

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On 12 April, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had initiated on 6 April a safeguard investigation on pneumatic tyres.

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12 апреля, 16:50

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 19 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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12 апреля, 13:01

Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty

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Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovers as expected and governments pursue the right policy mix, WTO economists reported.

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11 апреля, 16:37

Merkel, leaders of five multilateral agencies seek answers to globalization challenges

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of five multilateral agencies met on 10 April in Berlin to discuss the challenges arising from globalization and how best to address them.

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10 апреля, 15:13

WTO-IMF-World Bank report calls domestic policies critical in aiding displaced workers

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Trade leads to productivity gains and significant benefits for consumers, especially the poor, but can also be responsible for job displacement that must be addressed through sound domestic policies that can help the unemployed get back on their feet, say economists from the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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07 апреля, 18:16

WTO chairpersons for 2017

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The WTO General Council, on 7 April 2017, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies.

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07 апреля, 12:53

Regional Trade Policy Course takes place for first time in Kazakhstan

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The first Regional Trade Policy Course of 2017 started on 3 April in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for Central Eastern European, Central Asian and Caucasus (CEECAC) members and observers of the WTO. The course is being organized in partnership with the University of International Business in Almaty and Kazakhstan’s Centre for Trade Policy Development.