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24 ноября, 19:55

Norway donates NOK 10 million to help developing countries participate in global trade

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The government of Norway is contributing NOK 10.8 million (approximately CHF 1.3 million) to WTO trade-related programmes to help developing countries and in particular least-developed countries (LDCs) participate in multilateral trade negotiations and better access global markets.

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22 ноября, 20:00

Azevêdo calls for greater inclusivity to maximize the benefits of economic progress

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Addressing a High-level Seminar on the Global Deal and Trade at the WTO on 22 November, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that fostering greater inclusivity in global trade is one of the most pressing challenges of our age and a prerequisite to ensure everyone benefits from economic progress. DG Azevêdo hosted the event, dedicated to the theme “Making Globalization Work for Everyone”, together with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven.

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22 ноября, 20:00

WTO sets up panel to review UAE measures on goods, services, IP rights

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At the request of Qatar, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 22 November to establish a panel to examine measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Qatar affecting trade in goods and services and the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights.

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22 ноября, 19:46

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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21 ноября, 16:54

Trade Policy Review: Cambodia

The second review of the trade policies and practices of Cambodia takes place on 21 and 23 November 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Cambodia.

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20 ноября, 19:53

Canada donates CAD 100,000 to support LDCs’ participation in Ministerial Conference

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The Canadian Government is contributing CAD 100,000 (approximately CHF 77,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) participate in the eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), which will take place on 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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17 ноября, 20:00

Members welcome Iraq’s firm intention to resume formal WTO accession negotiations

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At an informal meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Iraq held on 17 November 2017, WTO members welcomed Iraq’s stated determination to resume its WTO accession process after nine years of dormancy. The meeting further provided the opportunity for the government of Iraq and members to exchange views on next steps for that formal resumption in the near term.

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17 ноября, 20:00

Cotton producers present cotton roadmap for Africa

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Four African cotton producers — Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, known as the Cotton Four — urged WTO members to increase assistance for enhancing cotton production, improving local processing capacity and developing cotton-to-textile value chains in Africa and to curb domestic support to the cotton sector, during the latest WTO “Cotton Day” on 17 November.

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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

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.