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14 сентября, 19:33

WTO announces winner of 2017 Essay Award for Young Economists

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The winner of the 2017 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists is Meredith Startz of Princeton University. Her paper, “The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade”, was ranked first by the Selection Panel. She was presented with her prize of CHF 5,000 at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group in Florence on 14 September 2017.

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13 сентября, 20:00

Members welcome active engagement of Belarus in WTO accession process

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WTO members welcomed the active engagement of Belarus in its efforts to become a member of the organization and expressed readiness to maintain the positive momentum in the ongoing negotiations, at the meeting held by the Working Party on the country’s accession on 13 September 2017 — just over seven months after the last formal meeting.

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13 сентября, 19:08

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 22 September 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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13 сентября, 15:14

Trade Policy Review: Jamaica

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The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Jamaica takes place on 13 and 15 September 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Jamaica.

12 сентября, 16:50

DG Azevêdo: China’s commitment to openness will continue to drive the economy forward

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited Beijing, China, on 12 September to participate in the “1+6” roundtable meeting hosted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, together with five other heads of major international economic organizations and financial institutions (the IMF, World Bank, ILO, OECD and the Financial Stability Board). They discussed the continued need to promote an open and inclusive global economy, and the central role of the multilateral trading system in this effort.

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11 сентября, 20:00

WTO members resume fisheries subsidies negotiations after August pause

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At the 11-12 September informal meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR), WTO members started to comb through a compilation matrix of seven proposals to limit harmful fisheries subsidies. Line-by-line topical discussions based on the matrix are aimed at paving the way for a well-supported, draft decision text for submission to the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in December.

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05 сентября, 17:59

Appellate Body issues report regarding EU anti-dumping measures on fatty alcohols from Indonesia

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On 5 September 2017, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the case “European Union – Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Fatty Alcohols from Indonesia” (DS442).

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04 сентября, 17:07

Appellate Body issues report regarding US tax breaks for civil aircraft production

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On 4 September 2017, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the case “United States – Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft” (DS487).

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04 сентября, 15:46

Public Forum online registration closes on 12 September

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Just nine days are left to register to attend this year’s WTO Public Forum. Participants interested in attending this year’s Forum should submit an online application form no later than 12 September 2017. Last minute and onsite registrations will not be accepted.

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01 сентября, 20:00

Indonesia files WTO complaint over Australian duties on paper imports

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On 1 September, Indonesia requested WTO consultations with Australia regarding Australia’s decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from Indonesia, and the investigation and determination leading to the imposition of the duties. Indonesia charges that Australia’s actions appear to be inconsistent with provisions under the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement regarding the determination of dumping.

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01 сентября, 11:53

Azevêdo begins second term as Director-General; sets the course for MC11 and beyond

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Roberto Azevêdo marked the start of his second term as WTO Director-General today (1 September), focusing on the challenges facing the trading system and stressing the importance of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), which will take place in Buenos Aires in December this year. His term will run for four years, until 31 August 2021.

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31 августа, 20:00

Members consider requests for panels on Chinese farm quotas, Canadian aircraft subsidies

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The United States and Brazil, respectively, requested the establishment of dispute panels to examine China’s administration of its tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural goods and support provided by Canada to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. Members once again were unable to reach consensus on the launch of the selection process for the appointment of new Appellate Body members.