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  • April 12, 2024
    Trade growth likely to pick up in 2024 in...
    The latest edition of the WTO’s “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics” foresees a gradual recovery in world merchandise trade...
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  • April 11, 2024
    New Global Services Trade Data Hub offers extensive, tailored...
    The new Global Services Trade Data Hub now available on the WTO website provides access to comprehensive data on...
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  • April 11, 2024
    WTO launches new e-Learning series on digital trade opportunities...
    The WTO has launched a new online series designed to improve the trade capacity of WTO members, particularly developing...
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  • April 11, 2024
    Members discuss ways to boost developing economies’ participation in...
    WTO members welcomed the development outcomes from the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) at the meeting of the Committee...
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  • April 10, 2024
    UK gives GBP 673,000 to foster sustainable development in...
    The United Kingdom has contributed GBP 673,000 (just over CHF 770,000) to bolster economic growth in the world’s least-developed...
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  • April 10, 2024
    WTO forecasts rebound in global trade but warns of...
    Global goods trade is expected to pick up gradually this year following a contraction in 2023 that was driven...
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  • April 8, 2024
    WTO members review six regional trade agreements
    At the meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) on 8 April, WTO members considered six RTAs...
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  • April 8, 2024
    Türkiye launches safeguard investigation on ethyl acetate
    On 8 April 2024, Türkiye notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 6 April 2024 a...
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  • April 4, 2024
    WTO launches online registration for 2024 Public Forum, call...
    The WTO has opened online registration for this year’s Public Forum — titled “Re-globalization: Better Trade for a Better...
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  • April 3, 2024
    Australia and China announce mutually agreed solution in dispute...
    On 29 March, Australia and China submitted a notification to the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body of a mutually agreed...
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  • March 28, 2024
    China initiates dispute regarding US tax credits for electric...
    China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding certain tax credits under the US Inflation Reduction...
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  • March 27, 2024
    Members discuss digital and remittance services, MC13 follow-up in...
    WTO members explored the cost of cross-border remittance services and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on ICT and...
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  • March 26, 2024
    Applications open for WTO Regional Workshop on Trade and...
    The WTO is organizing a Regional Workshop on Trade and Public Health, in Rabat, from 28 to 30 May...
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  • March 26, 2024
    Over 60 students participate in 2024 edition of Model...
    On 26 March, over 60 students from around the world took part in the concluding session of “Model WTO”,...
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  • March 26, 2024
    WTO and EIF host discussion on trade policy and...
    An event titled “A joint conversation on women’s economic empowerment”, hosted by the WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework...
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  • March 26, 2024
    Members agree on timetable for market access thematic sessions,...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Market Access (CMA) on 25-26 March, members agreed on a timetable for...
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  • March 26, 2024
    WTO panel issues report regarding Australian duties on certain...
    On 26 March, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by China in “Australia —...
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  • March 25, 2024
    WTO members examine ways to support smooth transition after...
    Welcoming the decision on LDC graduation reached at the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference, WTO members shared experiences at a...
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  • March 22, 2024
    Canada gives CAD 250,000 to boost safe food exports...
    The Government of Canada is contributing CAD 250,000 (approximately CHF 160,000) to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)...
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  • March 22, 2024
    WTO chairpersons for 2024
    The WTO General Council, on 22 March 2024, noted consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO...
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  • March 22, 2024
    Members make progress with SPS Agreement Sixth Review, discuss...
    WTO members made progress with the Sixth Review of the Operation and Implementation of the WTO Agreement on the...
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  • March 21, 2024
    Applications open for WIPO-WTO Executive Programme on Intellectual Property...
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO welcome applications for the WIPO-WTO Executive Programme on Intellectual Property...
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  • March 21, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala lauds MC13 work, urges members to swiftly...
    Speaking at the formal meeting of the WTO’s General Council on 21 March, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala commended members for...
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  • March 21, 2024
    India, US announce mutually agreed solution in dispute over...
    On 15 March, India and the United States submitted a notification to the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body of a...
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  • March 20, 2024
    STDF promotes safe trade for development in Africa on...
    An event held at the WTO to mark International Francophonie Day on 20 March highlighted how compliance with sanitary...
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  • March 20, 2024
    Talks on Costa Rica’s accession to government procurement agreement...
    Parties to the Government Procurement Agreement 2012 (GPA 2012) intensified negotiations on 20 March on Costa Rica’s accession to...
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  • March 19, 2024
    Chair briefs members on consultations regarding post-MC13 dispute settlement...
    The Chair of the Dispute Settlement Body, Ambassador Petter Ølberg of Norway, briefed WTO members on 19 March regarding...
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  • March 19, 2024
    Working group on small business discusses way forward post...
    At its first meeting of the year, on 19 March, the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Micro, Small and...
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  • March 19, 2024
    Members supporting Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement discuss next...
    WTO members who are parties to the Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement discussed the way forward at a...
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  • March 18, 2024
    Applications open for WTO Advanced Course on Economic Analysis...
    Government officials from WTO members and observers eligible to benefit from technical assistance activities are invited to submit applications...
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  • March 18, 2024
    Russia formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    The Russian Federation deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 18 March. Ambassador Nikolai...
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  • March 18, 2024
    Trade Policy Review: Angola
    The third review of the trade policies and practices Angola takes place on 18 and 20 March 2024. The...
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  • March 15, 2024
    Advanced course on trade in services concludes at the...
    An advanced five-day course on trade in services, conducted for the first time in French, ended on 15 March...
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  • March 14, 2024
    Co-convenors mark recent round of e-commerce negotiations an important...
    During the second round of e-commerce negotiations in 2024, held from 11 to 14 March, e-commerce negotiators reviewed a...
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  • March 14, 2024
    DDG Zhang welcomes 2024 FIMIP and NTP cohorts to...
    The 2024 cohorts of the French and Irish Mission Internship Programme (FIMIP) and the Netherlands Trainee Programme (NTP) were...
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  • March 13, 2024
    DDG Ellard and fisheries subsidies negotiations chair share next...
    At a “fireside chat” of the World Ocean Summit on 13 March, organized by The Economist Group, WTO Deputy...
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  • March 11, 2024
    The United States launches safeguard investigation on fine denier...
    On 11 March 2024, the United States notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 February...
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  • March 8, 2024
    Goods barometer continues to signal weak upward momentum in...
    Global merchandise trade could start to show some modest gains in the first quarter of 2024 after a weak...
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  • March 7, 2024
    WTO launches call for candidates for 2025 Young Professionals...
    The WTO has issued a call for candidates for the 2025 Young Professionals Programme (YPP). Candidates up to the...
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  • March 7, 2024
    EU contributed EUR 75,000 for LDC participation in MC13
    The European Union contributed EUR 75,000 (about CHF 72,000) to support the participation of government officials from least-developed countries...
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  • March 7, 2024
    DDG Hill: Digital and services trade foster socio-economic inclusion...
    Delivering a keynote speech on 7 March at a “Women in Trade” event organized by Trade Finance Global in...
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  • March 6, 2024
    Japan gives EUR 115,000 to support trade-related capacity-building in...
    Japan is contributing EUR 115,000 (about CHF 108,000) in 2024 to the WTO’s Global Trust Fund to finance training...
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  • March 6, 2024
    Trade and gender co-chairs discuss post-MC13 work, launch prize...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on Trade and Gender on 6 March, the co-chairs highlighted...
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  • March 5, 2024
    Trade, sustainability and climate: What is at stake 30...
    The meeting of WTO trade ministers in Abu Dhabi (MC13) represented a historic opportunity to address the issue of...
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  • March 5, 2024
    WTO panel issues report regarding EU measures affecting palm...
    On 5 March 2024, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Malaysia in “European Union...
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  • March 4, 2024
    Applications open for WTO Advanced Global Workshop on government...
    Government officials from WTO members and observers eligible to benefit from technical assistance activities are invited to submit applications...
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  • March 4, 2024
    South Africa Launches Safeguard Investigation on Certain flat-rolled products...
    On 29 February 2024, South Africa notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 23 February 2024...
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  • March 4, 2024
    DDG Ellard gives debrief on key outcomes from MC13...
    Speaking at an event hosted by the Washington International Trade Association on 4 March, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard provided...
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  • March 1, 2024
    MC13 closing speech — Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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  • March 1, 2024
    MC13 ends with decisions on dispute reform, development; commitment...
    WTO members concluded the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi on 2 March with the adoption of a...
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  • March 1, 2024
    South Africa formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    South Africa deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 1 March. Ebrahim Patel, Minister...
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  • March 1, 2024
    EU gives EUR 1 million to support trade know-how...
    The European Union is contributing EUR 1 million (about CHF 950,000) over the period 2024-2025 to finance training programmes...
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  • February 29, 2024
    UAE gives CHF 240,000 to support least-developed countries’ participation...
    The United Arab Emirates has contributed AED 1 million (CHF 240,000) to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs)...
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  • February 29, 2024
    WTO 13th Ministerial Conference extended by one day to...
    The 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) has been extended by one day, until Friday 1 March, in order to...
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  • February 28, 2024
    Sweden gives SEK 27 million to support trade growth...
    The government of Sweden is contributing SEK 27 million (approximately CHF 2.3 million) to help least-developed countries (LDCs) maintain...
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  • February 28, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala encourages members to close remaining gaps to...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 28 February commended members for the “tremendous amount of progress” achieved after three days...
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  • February 28, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to business: Your engagement and support are...
    Speaking at the opening of the Business Forum at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) on 28 February, Director-General Ngozi...
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  • February 27, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala meets with Civil Society Advisory Group on...
    At a meeting with Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 27 February, held on the sidelines of the 13th WTO Ministerial...
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  • February 27, 2024
    New disciplines on good regulatory practice for services trade...
    The entry into force of new disciplines on services domestic regulation, announced at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Trade and environmental sustainability initiative maps path to concrete...
    On 27 February at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), seventy-six WTO members taking part in the Trade and Environmental...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Ministerial statement at MC13 outlines concrete action to tackle...
    A ministerial statement circulated by the six co-coordinators of the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade...
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  • February 27, 2024
    WTO members seek convergence on fisheries subsidies and agriculture...
    WTO members today (27 February) engaged in intense discussions to get closer to meaningful outcomes on fisheries subsidies and...
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  • February 27, 2024
    WTO members working on fossil fuel subsidy reform unveil...
    Forty-eight WTO members participating in the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR) initiative presented a comprehensive plan on 27 February...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Members of three environmental initiatives share plans for next...
    Co-sponsors of the three environmental initiatives at the WTO presented on 27 February, at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13)...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Philippines formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    The Philippines deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 27 February. Francisco P. Tiu...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Ministers approve WTO membership of Comoros and Timor-Leste at...
    Ministers formally approved the WTO membership terms of Comoros and Timor-Leste at a special ceremony held at the 13th...
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  • February 26, 2024
    The MC13 opening ceremony
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  • February 26, 2024
    Wave of acceptances of Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies at...
    Eight WTO members deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 26 February at the...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Members urged to keep reinvigorating the WTO to deliver...
    The 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) opened in Abu Dhabi on 26 February with a call to WTO members...
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  • February 25, 2024
    WTO, ITC launch USD 50 million global fund for...
    The WTO and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today (25 February) launched a USD 50 million global fund to...
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  • February 25, 2024
    Iceland gives CHF 20,000 to support LDCs’ participation in...
    Iceland has contributed CHF 20,000 to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) take part in the 13th WTO...
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  • February 25, 2024
    DG welcomes Abu Dhabi Parliamentary Conference on WTO, urges...
    Speaking at the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO in Abu Dhabi on 25 February on the eve of the...
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  • February 25, 2024
    China commits USD 490,000 to support WTO accessions and...
    The Government of China has pledged USD 490,000 to the WTO’s Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Accessions Programme (also known...
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  • February 25, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges trade ministers’ coalition to boost climate...
    At the 25 February meeting of the Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed high-level officials’...
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  • February 25, 2024
    China Round Table looks at Arab perspectives on WTO...
    The 12th China Round Table on WTO Accessions, held on 24-25 February in Abu Dhabi, focused on how trade...
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  • February 25, 2024
    Three-quarters of members mark finalization of IFD Agreement, request...
    Ministers representing 123 WTO members issued on 25 February a Joint Ministerial Declaration marking the finalization of the Investment...
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  • February 24, 2024
    United Arab Emirates donates USD 10 million to support...
    The United Arab Emirates is contributing USD 10 million to three WTO trust funds: the Fisheries Funding Mechanism, the...
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  • February 24, 2024
    WTO, FIFA strengthen cotton partnership, call for increased investment...
    At a high-level event on 24 February marking the start of the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi,...
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  • February 24, 2024
    Korea donates USD 1 million to WTO Fish Fund
    The Republic of Korea is contributing USD 1 million (about CHF 860,000) to assist developing members and least-developed country...
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  • February 23, 2024
    United Kingdom gives CHF 33,000 to support LDCs’ participation...
    The United Kingdom has contributed GBP 30,000 (approximately CHF 33,000) to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) take...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Morocco launches safeguard investigation on coated fiberboard
    On 20 February 2024, Morocco notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 20 February 2024 a...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Haiti formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Haiti deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 21 February. Ambassador Justin Viard presented...
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  • February 20, 2024
    WTO panel issues ruling on US compliance with Spanish...
    On 20 February, the WTO circulated the panel report in the compliance proceedings initiated by the European Union in...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Korea gives CHF 260,000 to bolster developing countries’ trade...
    The Republic of Korea has contributed KRW 390 million (CHF 260,000) to the Global Trust Fund to finance capacity-building...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Applications now open for WTO Training Course on Trade...
    The WTO will hold an in-person training course on trade and gender for Spanish-speaking government officials from 15 to...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Agriculture negotiations chair circulates revised text, aiming for outcome...
    The Chair of the WTO’s agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye, circulated a revised negotiation text on 16...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Fisheries subsidies chair circulates draft text to ministers as...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 16 February circulated to ministers a...
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  • February 16, 2024
    DDG Hill emphasizes role of trade in fostering access...
    Deputy Director-General Johanna Hill emphasized on 16 February the role trade can play in unleashing the benefits of digitalization,...
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  • February 15, 2024
    Norway boosts global trade and food safety with NOK...
    Norway is contributing NOK 16 million (approximately CHF 1.3 million) to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to...
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  • February 14, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala on MC13: “We are going to get...
    Speaking at a special meeting of the WTO’s General Council on 14 February, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala acknowledged the...
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  • February 14, 2024
    New edition of “WTO Ministerial Conferences: Key Outcomes” publication...
    A new edition of the “WTO Ministerial Conferences: Key Outcomes” publication is now available. This updated version contains...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Barbados, Dominica, Senegal, Uruguay formally accept Agreement on Fisheries...
    Four more WTO members — Barbados, Dominica, Senegal, and Uruguay — deposited their instruments of...
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  • February 13, 2024
    TRIPS Council finalizes preparations for MC13
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 13 February, WTO members...
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  • February 12, 2024
    Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU duties on...
    Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding the EU’s imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties on...
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  • February 12, 2024
    DDG Ellard stresses importance of securing substantive outcomes at...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard on 12 February outlined priorities for the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) at the 2024...
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  • February 12, 2024
    Norway pledges NOK 20 million to support sustainable economic...
    The government of Norway has contributed CHF 1.2 million (NOK 14.7 million) to help least-developed countries (LDCs) sustain the...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Finland gives EUR 1.2 million to improve developing economies’...
    Finland is contributing EUR 1.2 million (CHF 1.14 million) to four WTO trust funds aimed at assisting developing economies...
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  • February 8, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines the need to deliver on trade...
    Addressing a meeting of the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development on 8 February, Director-General Ngozi...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Participants in IFD Agreement agree on objectives for MC13
    The over 120 WTO members participating in the successful negotiations on the new Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2024 to look at mainstreaming trade...
    The next Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place from 26 to 28 June at the WTO...
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  • February 2, 2024
    E-commerce negotiators engage in first review of Chair’s text
    At the first round of e-commerce negotiations in 2024, held from 29 January to 2 February, the co-convenors of...
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  • February 1, 2024
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes new cohort of WTO Young Professionals
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala officially welcomed on 1 February at WTO headquarters in Geneva the eighth cohort of the WTO...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Remarks by Ms Samah Issa Al Rawahi, representative of...
    Esteemed Director-General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Excellencies, Deputy Director Generals, Divisional Directors and Supervisors, Distinguished Guests, my fellow Young Professionals,...
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  • February 1, 2024
    WTO issues call for papers for 2024 Essay Award...
    The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2024 WTO Essay Award. The...
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  • January 31, 2024
    Fish Fund Steering Committee holds inaugural meeting
    The Steering Committee of the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism held its first meeting on 31 January to get ready...
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  • January 31, 2024
    Türkiye appeals WTO dispute panel report regarding Turkish duties...
    Türkiye notified its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by the United States in “Turkey...
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  • January 30, 2024
    Chair introduces draft text for agriculture negotiations in...
    At a meeting of the agriculture negotiating body on 30 January open to all delegations, the Chair, Ambassador Alparslan...
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  • January 29, 2024
    WTO Advanced Trade Policy Course underway in Geneva
    The first Advanced Trade Policy Course of 2024 was launched on 29 January in Geneva for English-speaking government officials...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Cabo Verde formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 26 January. Ambassador Clara Manuela...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Members updated on progress in dispute settlement reform talks...
    WTO members were briefed on the latest developments in ongoing informal discussions on dispute settlement reform and work plans...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Plastics Pollution Dialogue finalizes text for MC13 Ministerial Statement
    At a meeting of the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade on 26 January, the 76...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Austria gives EUR 200,000 to help boost developing economies’...
    Austria has contributed EUR 200,000 (approximately CHF 190,000) to the Global Trust Fund in 2024 to help developing economies...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Members make progress on trade and environmental sustainability outcomes...
    WTO members taking part in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) on 25 January considered further refinements...
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  • January 24, 2024
    Portugal donates EUR 50,000 to WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism
    Portugal is contributing EUR 50,000 (about CHF 48,000) to assist developing members and least— developed country (LDC) members in...
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  • January 23, 2024
    Deadline for MC13 media accreditation extended to 9 February
    The deadline for media to apply for accreditation to attend the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) has now been...
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  • January 22, 2024
    DDG Hill stresses importance of IFD Agreement to foster...
    Deputy Director-General Johanna Hill on 22 January opened the webinar on the benefits of the Investment Facilitation for Development...
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  • January 19, 2024
    Surge in wheat shipments bypassing Suez Canal, WTO Wheat...
    An increasing number of shipping vessels has been rerouted in the past two weeks to avoid the Suez Canal...
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  • January 18, 2024
    Germany gives EUR 1.95 million to boost safe food...
    The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is donating EUR 1.95 million (approximately CHF 1.85 million) to...
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  • January 17, 2024
    Türkiye launches two safeguard investigations: on “knitted or crocheted...
    On 17 January 2024, Türkiye notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 12 January 2024 two...
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  • January 17, 2024
    DDG Ellard highlights members’ negotiating priorities and WTO reform...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard on 17 January discussed the negotiating priorities for WTO members in the run-up to the...
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  • January 17, 2024
    Agriculture negotiations enter final straight as MC13 approaches
    At the first of this year’s agriculture negotiations meetings on 16-17 January, Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye, the Chair...
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  • January 16, 2024
    DDG Hill emphasizes importance of services trade and e-commerce...
    Deputy Director-General Johanna Hill discussed the future of services trade and e-commerce on 16 January at a seminar on...
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  • January 16, 2024
    Working Party Chair visits Baghdad to hold high-level consultations...
    The Chair of Iraq’s Accession Working Party, Ambassador Saqer AlMoqbel of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, visited Baghdad on...
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  • January 15, 2024
    At start of “Fish Month”, WTO members endorse draft...
    At the 15 January opening of “Fish Month”, WTO members agreed to use the latest draft text on curbing...
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  • January 11, 2024
    Members endorse Timor-Leste’s WTO accession package, ready for formal...
    WTO members negotiating the accession of Timor-Leste on 11 January 2024 agreed by consensus, ad referendum, on the terms...
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  • January 10, 2024
    High demand for energy-related critical minerals creates supply chain...
    Critical minerals, such as cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel and rare earths, play a crucial role in the production of...
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  • January 9, 2024
    Comoros WTO accession package ready for formal adoption at...
    WTO members negotiating the accession of Comoros on 9 January 2024 agreed by consensus, ad referendum, on the terms...
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  • January 4, 2024
    Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on polypropylene woven sheaths and...
    On 29 December 2023, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 27 December a safeguard...
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  • December 21, 2023
    Fisheries subsidies chair circulates new text in “final push”...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 21 December circulated a new draft...
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  • December 19, 2023
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding duties imposed by...
    On 19 December, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United States in “Turkey...
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  • December 18, 2023
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  • December 14, 2023
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  • December 14, 2023
    India appeals second panel report in dispute regarding Indian...
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  • December 13, 2023
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  • December 13, 2023
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  • December 13, 2023
    The Gambia, UK formally accept Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies;...
    The Gambia and the United Kingdom deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 13...
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  • December 12, 2023
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  • December 12, 2023
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  • December 11, 2023
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  • December 11, 2023
    Chair cites “clear desire” of ministers to deliver outcomes...
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  • December 11, 2023
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  • December 9, 2023
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  • December 8, 2023
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  • December 8, 2023
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  • December 7, 2023
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  • December 7, 2023
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  • December 7, 2023
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  • December 7, 2023
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  • December 7, 2023
    Report explores opportunities and challenges for developing economies from...
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  • December 6, 2023
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  • December 5, 2023
    At “eWeek”, DDG Ellard emphasizes the importance of digital...
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  • December 5, 2023
    WTO, IICA to deepen cooperation on farm trade, food...
    The WTO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the...
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  • December 5, 2023
    DDG Paugam announces more support for Steel Standards Principles,...
    At a COP28 launch event held on 5 December in Dubai, WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam announced that 42...
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  • December 4, 2023
    Fisheries subsidies chair opens final “Fish Week” of 2023...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 4 December opened the final “Fish...
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  • December 4, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: We need to use every weapon in...
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  • December 4, 2023
    Trade negotiations have key role in addressing food security,...
    The WTO’s ongoing negotiations on agriculture have a key role to play in helping establish fairer and more equitable...
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  • December 4, 2023
    Training course on WTO rules in accession negotiations opens...
    A five-day course on WTO rules in accession negotiations started on 4 December at WTO headquarters in Geneva. A...
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  • December 3, 2023
    DDG Paugam: Fight against climate change can also bring...
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  • December 2, 2023
    WTO Secretariat launches trade policy toolkit at COP28 to...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Heads of WTO, FAO sign agreement to boost cooperation...
    The WTO and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) agreed on 1 December to boost cooperation and collaboration...
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  • December 1, 2023
    WTO concludes training programme in the Seychelles
    The WTO, in collaboration with the Department of Trade of the Seychelles, held a training programme on “Trade Negotiation...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Members agree on draft MC13 decision on small economies’...
    WTO members agreed on 1 December 2023 on a draft decision to be submitted to trade ministers for approval...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Director-General welcomes Steel Standards Principles for decarbonization, launched at...
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  • November 30, 2023
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  • November 30, 2023
    Members deliver reforms to improve Goods Council functioning, adopt...
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  • November 29, 2023
    WTO members review farm policies, discuss food security, technology...
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  • November 28, 2023
    Mini-ministerial on agriculture seeks political guidance for negotiators ahead...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Members consider seven regional trade agreements, discuss improvements to...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Goods barometer shows trade volumes returning to trend amid...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Dispute panel established to review EU duties on imports...
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  • November 24, 2023
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    WTO members discussed ways for developing economies and least-developed countries (LDCs) to benefit to a greater extent from their...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform meeting advances work in lead-up...
    WTO members participating in the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR) talks focused on the process of elaborating the next...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Report highlights committee work on preferential rules of origin...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Liechtenstein donates CHF 40,000 to WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism
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  • November 23, 2023
    First Regional Workshop on Measuring Digital Trade concludes in...
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  • November 23, 2023
    EU donates EUR 1 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    The European Union is contributing EUR 1 million (about CHF 957,000) in a multi-year donation to the WTO Fisheries...
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  • November 23, 2023
    Plastics Pollution Dialogue makes further headway on draft MC13...
    At the 23 November meeting of the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade, WTO members and...
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  • November 22, 2023
    Agriculture negotiations intensify ahead of mini-ministerial meeting
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  • November 22, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Albania
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  • November 21, 2023
    Committee on Market Access holds first thematic session on...
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  • November 20, 2023
    Intermediate goods exports continue to fall in second quarter...
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  • November 17, 2023
    Committee agrees to Brazil’s terms of accession to Civil...
    The Committee on Trade in Civil Aircraft agreed on 17 November to Brazil’s terms of accession to the Agreement...
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  • November 17, 2023
    The United States extends its strategic partnership with the...
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  • November 17, 2023
    Members advance discussion on addressing challenges in implementing SPS...
    WTO members have discussed progress in undertaking the Work Programme of the MC12 Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Declaration aimed...
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  • November 17, 2023
    Norway donates NOK 9 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    Norway is contributing NOK 9 million (approximately CHF 730,500) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism to assist developing members...
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  • November 16, 2023
    Report finds strong expansion of global value chains but...
    Global value chains (GVCs) continued to expand in 2022, as indicated by the growing share of foreign inputs in...
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  • November 16, 2023
    WTO members examine proposals to deepen discussions on trade...
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  • November 16, 2023
    Uzbekistan injects renewed momentum into WTO accession process
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  • November 15, 2023
    Media accreditation for 13th Ministerial Conference is now open
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  • November 15, 2023
    DDG Ellard calls for APEC leadership in reforming the...
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  • November 15, 2023
    Members agree on changes to improve the functioning of...
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  • November 14, 2023
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  • November 14, 2023
    Youth Trade Summit emphasizes contribution of youth to the...
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  • November 13, 2023
    WTO-WIPO colloquium for intellectual property teachers opens in Geneva
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  • November 13, 2023
    Spain donates EUR 2 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    Spain is contributing EUR 2 million (about CHF 1.9 million) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism to assist developing...
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  • November 13, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Türkiye
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  • November 10, 2023
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  • November 10, 2023
    DG and fisheries subsidies chair urge members to bridge...
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  • November 9, 2023
    WTO to highlight role of trade policy for climate...
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  • November 9, 2023
    Parties to government procurement pact welcome new party, new...
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  • November 8, 2023
    Türkiye launches safeguard investigation on wire rods
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  • November 7, 2023
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  • November 7, 2023
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  • November 7, 2023
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  • November 7, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Chinese Taipei
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  • November 6, 2023
    2023 edition of WTO Trade and Public Health Workshop...
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  • November 6, 2023
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  • November 6, 2023
    WTO training course on trade and gender for Geneva-based...
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  • November 3, 2023
    DDG Zhang calls on LDCs to explore ways of...
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  • November 3, 2023
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  • November 1, 2023
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  • November 1, 2023
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  • October 31, 2023
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  • October 31, 2023
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  • October 31, 2023
    Indonesia launches four safeguard investigations
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  • October 31, 2023
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  • October 31, 2023
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  • October 30, 2023
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  • October 27, 2023
    Transparency concerns highlighted during discussions at subsidies committee meeting
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  • October 27, 2023
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  • October 27, 2023
    E-commerce co-convenors: “We must lock in the credible package...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
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  • October 26, 2023
    WTO panel to review US anti-dumping duties on tubes...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Committee reviews latest member notifications on anti-dumping actions, legislation
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  • October 26, 2023
    DDG Ellard: Africa shows admirable leadership in achieving development...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on diapers and sanitary napkins
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  • October 26, 2023
    WTO and partner organizations unveil Trade House pavilion for...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Reminder: NGO accreditation for Abu Dhabi Ministerial Conference closes...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Safeguards Committee reviews latest notifications, improvements in committee functions
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  • October 25, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Southern African Customs Union
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  • October 24, 2023
    Senior Officials Meeting paves way for progress on deliverables...
    A two-day meeting of senior trade officials concluded at the WTO on 24 October with encouraging signs that negotiators...
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  • October 24, 2023
    Fiji formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Fiji deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 24 October. Ambassador Luke Daunivalu presented...
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  • October 23, 2023
    Surge of formal acceptances of Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies...
    Seven WTO members deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 23 October, propelling the...
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  • October 23, 2023
    China commits USD 450,000 to support WTO accession and...
    The government of China has pledged USD 450,000 (CHF 402,000) to the WTO’s Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Accessions Programme...
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  • October 23, 2023
    WTO members reach deal to support least-developed countries on...
    The General Council reached an important milestone on 23 October in the global efforts to assist least-developed countries (LDCs)...
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  • October 20, 2023
    Trade in wine and vine products on the rise
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  • October 20, 2023
    Germany gives EUR 500,000 to enhance developing economies’ trading...
    The government of Germany is contributing EUR 500,000 (approximately CHF 480,000) to help developing and least-developed economies (LCDs) take...
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  • October 20, 2023
    Agriculture negotiators discuss new proposals submitted by WTO members
    WTO agriculture negotiations were enriched by a new stream of members’ submissions on a variety of topics during meetings...
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  • October 19, 2023
    Facilitator of e-commerce work programme seeks members’ views on...
    In the first of a series of meetings to be held in the lead up to the 13th Ministerial...
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  • October 19, 2023
    Macao, China formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Macao, China deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 19 October. Ms Lúcia Abrantes...
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  • October 19, 2023
    Timor-Leste’s participation in Information Technology Agreement and its Expansion...
    Participants in the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and the ITA Expansion Agreement approved at a meeting on 19...
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  • October 19, 2023
    Members briefed on US report on COVID diagnostics and...
    On 19 October, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) provided a briefing to WTO members on its report...
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  • October 18, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala announces appointment of new Deputy Director-General
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced the appointment of Johanna Hill of El Salvador as a new Deputy-Director General. Ms...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Registration opens for the Youth Trade Summit on Gender
    Following the nomination by research and governmental institutions of 59 young researchers and professionals to attend the Youth Trade...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Members address WTO reform and agree to hold thematic...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 16-17 October, members took stock of progress made in...
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  • October 16, 2023
    WHO, WIPO, WTO to hold technical symposium on human...
    The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO will hold the 10th Joint...
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  • October 16, 2023
    WTO Advanced Trade Policy Course in English underway in...
    Twenty-eight government officials from 28 developing economies are taking part in an Advanced Trade Policy Course in English, which...
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  • October 13, 2023
    Members discuss reinvigorating efforts of working group on trade...
    The Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology discussed two proposals at its meeting on 13 October. They...
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  • October 13, 2023
    WTO training course on services aspects of e-commerce concludes
    Thirty government officials from across the world completed a training course on the services aspects of e-commerce from 10...
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  • October 13, 2023
    Negotiators advance discussion on IFD Agreement integration into WTO...
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations on investment facilitation for development (IFD) have reached consensus on pursuing the...
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  • October 13, 2023
    Members complete sixth Fish Week this year of fisheries...
    At the close of the sixth Fish Week of the year held on 9-13 October, the chair of the...
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  • October 13, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for enhanced efforts to boost access...
    Speaking at the annual meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 13...
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  • October 11, 2023
    Timor-Leste moves within a few steps of concluding WTO...
    At the sixth meeting of the Working Party on 11 October, WTO members commended Timor-Leste for its strong commitment...
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  • October 10, 2023
    Advanced course on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement begins in...
    An Advanced Course on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) started on...
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  • October 9, 2023
    WTO members embark on sixth “Fish Week” ahead of...
    WTO members on 9 October kicked off the sixth “Fish Week” of the year, marking the transition into the...
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  • October 9, 2023
    Small business group discusses access to information, capacity building,...
    The Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) on 9 October reviewed progress on the Group’s...
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  • October 9, 2023
    Aid-for-Trade monitoring and evaluation exercise gets under way
    The Aid-for-Trade monitoring and evaluation exercise was launched by WTO members at a meeting of the Committee on Trade...
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  • October 6, 2023
    Australia gives CHF 30,000 to support LDCs’ participation in...
    Australia has contributed just over CHF 30,000 to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) take part in the...
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  • October 6, 2023
    DDG Ellard highlights impact of technological developments on global...
    In a keynote speech at the 2023 Annual WTO Conference organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative...
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  • October 6, 2023
    Introductory course on WTO trade policy concludes in Geneva
    On 6 October, 31 government officials from 13 least-developed members of and observers to the WTO completed a training...
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  • October 5, 2023
    What are the prospects for global trade growth in...
    The latest edition of the WTO’s “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics”, issued today, provides revised forecasts for global trade...
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  • October 5, 2023
    WTO lowers 2023 trade growth forecast amid global manufacturing...
    Projections for growth in global merchandise trade in 2023 have been scaled back by WTO economists amid a continued...
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  • October 5, 2023
    Trade facilitation measures most commonly needing implementation assistance spotlighted
    Based on notifications from developing members and least-developed country (LDC) members, five measures in the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)...
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  • October 5, 2023
    Members welcome progress by Comoros towards concluding accession negotiations...
    At the ninth meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of the Union of the Comoros to the...
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  • October 5, 2023
    WTO members look into role of preferential rules of...
    The role of preferential rules of origin in increasing trading opportunities for least-developed countries (LDCs) was the focus of...
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  • October 5, 2023
    Conclusion of first phase of advanced workshop on agricultural...
    Thirty government officials from across the world completed on 5 October a three-day online workshop on agricultural notifications, the...
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  • October 5, 2023
    Members discuss improvements to service exports data in LDCs,...
    WTO members explored the impact of COVID-19 on trade in health services and improvements in service exports data in...
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  • October 4, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges WTO members to engage on cotton...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members of the WTO on 4 October to step up efforts to deliver a...
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  • October 4, 2023
    WTO Chairs Programme issues call for applications
    The WTO Chairs Programme issued a call for applications today, 4 October, to expand the network of academic institutions...
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  • October 3, 2023
    DDG Paugam: Trade is becoming more political, more sustainable,...
    Strengthening the multilateral trading system as embodied in the WTO is the best way to confront the challenges of...
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  • October 3, 2023
    Registration opens for Workshop on TRIPS Agreement Article 67:...
    The WTO Intellectual Property Division is holding on 1-2 November a hybrid workshop on Article 67 of the Agreement...
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  • October 3, 2023
    WTO to host event on easing trade barriers related...
    The WTO will host a virtual event on 11 October examining trade-facilitating measures related to product rules of origin....
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  • October 3, 2023
    Japan gives over CHF 55,000 to help LDCs engage...
    Japan is contributing CHF 55,934 in 2023 to help cover the expenses of officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) in...
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  • October 3, 2023
    Global Health Equity and the Role of Trade
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • October 3, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: International cooperation on trade policy is key...
    In a lecture delivered at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on 3 October, WTO Director-General...
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  • October 3, 2023
    Agriculture negotiators prepare ground for October senior officials meeting,...
    The Chair of the agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye, briefed WTO members at meetings on 2-3 October...
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  • October 2, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Timor-Leste’s President José Ramos-Horta to the...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with President José Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste on 2 October at the WTO. They discussed the...
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  • September 30, 2023
    North Macedonia ratifies revised government procurement pact
    North Macedonia has submitted its instrument of accession to the WTO’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA 2012), marking the...
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  • September 29, 2023
    E-commerce co-convenors call on negotiators to intensify efforts, exercise...
    Participants in the e-commerce negotiations wrapped up on 29 September a cluster of meetings where they made progress in...
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  • September 28, 2023
    Costa Rica submits application to join government procurement pact
    Costa Rica has submitted its application to start negotiations on joining the Government Procurement Agreement 2012 (GPA 2012). The...
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  • September 28, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade is important for innovation, women’s economic...
    The role of trade in supporting women-led small businesses, addressing climate change and fostering innovation was highlighted by Director-General...
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  • September 28, 2023
    Members meet external stakeholders to advance discussion on extending...
    At an informal thematic session of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 28 September,...
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  • September 28, 2023
    WTO members review farm policies, discuss food security, agri-food...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture on 27-28 September, WTO members reviewed each other’s farm policies to...
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  • September 28, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to deliver for...
    Speaking at the 6th South-South Dialogue on Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Development on 28 September in Lausanne, Switzerland, Director-General...
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  • September 27, 2023
    In-person WTO workshop on import licensing and notifications concludes...
    Twenty-eight government officials from developing and least developed country (LDC) members attended on 25-27 September the WTO’s sixth workshop...
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  • September 27, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Jordan
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Jordan takes place on 27 and 29 September 2023....
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  • September 27, 2023
    Registration opens for live screening of panel meeting in...
    At the request of the parties in the dispute “United States — Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Ripe Olives...
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  • September 26, 2023
    Members share views in informal talks on trade and...
    As part of their discussions on WTO reform, members held an informal retreat at the organization’s headquarters on 25-26...
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  • September 25, 2023
    WTO Introductory Trade Policy Course for LDCs begins in...
    Taught in French and designed for least developed countries (LDCs), the Introductory Trade Policy Course, which runs until 6...
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  • September 22, 2023
    Advanced Course on Trade in Services for government officials...
    A group of 29 participants from across the world, including five least-developed countries, took part in the Advanced Course...
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  • September 22, 2023
    Members prepare for line-by-line negotiations on draft fisheries subsidies...
    At the fifth Fish Week held on 18-22 September, WTO members expressed broad support for using the draft text...
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  • September 22, 2023
    Trade and Gender co-chairs outline joint work with MSMEs...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender held on 22 September, the co-chairs reported...
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  • September 22, 2023
    Dominican Republic appeals panel report regarding duties on steel...
    The Dominican Republic has notified its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Costa Rica...
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  • September 21, 2023
    WTO members address electronic commerce and technology transfer in...
    WTO members discussed electronic commerce and technology transfer on 21 September as part of the eighth dedicated discussion held...
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  • September 21, 2023
    Plastics Pollution Dialogue makes progress on draft MC13 statement
    At a meeting of the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade on 21 September, WTO members...
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  • September 21, 2023
    Working group on food security reviews coordinator’s report, discusses...
    The Committee on Agriculture Working Group reviewed on 21 September the report of the coordinator on food security, with...
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  • September 21, 2023
    Ukraine initiates WTO dispute complaints against Hungary, Poland and...
    Ukraine has requested WTO dispute consultations with Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic regarding the continued imposition of import...
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  • September 20, 2023
    China appeals WTO dispute panel report regarding Chinese duties...
    China has notified its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by the United States in...
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  • September 20, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Central African Economic and Monetary Community...
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of the countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary...
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  • September 19, 2023
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • September 19, 2023
    Members consider Argentina’s request for panel on US tube...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 19 September, WTO members considered a request from Argentina...
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  • September 18, 2023
    Fisheries subsidies chair introduces draft text, seeks members’ views...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, introduced a draft text on curbing subsidies...
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  • September 18, 2023
    WTO to support developing country team coaches in Moot...
    Coaching assistance will be offered by the WTO and the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) to coaches...
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  • September 15, 2023
    New WTO publication provides insights into the world of...
    A new publication launched at the Public Forum on 15 September provides insights into how WTO members have used...
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  • September 15, 2023
    Public Forum looks at how investment facilitation agreement can...
    Panellists in a session at the 2023 Public Forum on 15 September shared their views on how a WTO...
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  • September 14, 2023
    New WTO publication underlines need to boost women’s participation...
    A new WTO book on trade and gender, published on 14 September, looks at ways of bolstering women’s participation...
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  • September 14, 2023
    High-level panel discusses inclusive strategies for climate action, sustainable...
    Empowering vulnerable communities in decision-making processes is imperative for addressing the complex challenges posed by climate change, said participants...
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  • September 14, 2023
    WTO announces winner of 2023 Essay Award for Young...
    The winner of the 2023 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists is Xiao Ma of Peking University HSBC Business...
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  • September 13, 2023
    Public Forum panel examines trade’s role in promoting climate...
    Representatives from government, civil society and business came together at a Public Forum panel on 13 September to examine...
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  • September 13, 2023
    Iceland donates CHF 500,000 to WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism
    The government of Iceland is contributing CHF 500,000 to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism to assist developing members and...
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  • September 13, 2023
    Steel industry highlights importance of trade policy in decarbonisation...
    At a Public Forum panel on 13 September, leading steelmakers discussed how trade policy can support a level playing...
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  • September 12, 2023
    Former UK PM Gordon Brown calls for new era...
    The world needs to enter a new era of international cooperation and renewed multilateralism, former British Prime Minister Gordon...
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  • September 12, 2023
    WHO, WIPO, WTO renew commitment to support integrated solutions...
    At their meeting on 12 September, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization...
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  • September 12, 2023
    Re-globalization for a secure, inclusive and sustainable future
    What is the role of international trade in building a more secure, inclusive and sustainable world? This is the...
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  • September 12, 2023
    World Trade Report 2023 makes case for “re-globalization” amid...
    The 2023 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report presents new evidence of the benefits of broader, more inclusive...
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  • September 8, 2023
    DDG Ellard: International trade and WTO indispensable to resolving...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed the important role of international trade in addressing global crises at the Vilnius Conference...
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  • September 6, 2023
    New WTO report underscores role of trade in meeting...
    The role of trade in helping countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development...
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  • September 6, 2023
    WTO opens NGO accreditation for Abu Dhabi Ministerial Conference
    The WTO has opened the accreditation process for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to attend the 13th Ministerial Conference, which...
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  • September 6, 2023
    New Zealand formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    New Zealand deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 6 September, making it the...
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  • September 4, 2023
    DDG Paugam: Trade can help us respond to food...
    The WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), to be held in Abu Dhabi in February 2024, will provide a unique...
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  • September 1, 2023
    Standards cooperation, quality infrastructure key to boosting value chains...
    “Investment in quality infrastructure and ensuring interoperability of product standards are essential to fostering resilience in global supply chains,”...
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  • August 31, 2023
    Public Forum programme is now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “It is Time for Action”, will feature 131 sessions from 12 to 15 September....
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  • August 31, 2023
    Public Forum programme is now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “It is Time for Action”, will feature 131 sessions from 12 to 15 September....
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  • August 26, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: turning away from open trade risks price...
    Turning away from open trade would lead to greater price volatility and inflationary pressures and weaker growth prospects overall,...
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  • August 26, 2023
    Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium — Structural shifts in...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • August 26, 2023
    Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium — Structural shifts in...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Global Cosmetic news
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  • August 26, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: turning away from open trade risks price...
    Turning away from open trade would lead to greater price volatility and inflationary pressures and weaker growth prospects overall,...
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  • August 25, 2023
    Sweden gives SEK 15 million to help developing economies...
    Sweden is contributing SEK 15 million (about CHF 1.2 million) in 2023 to finance the participation of government officials...
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  • August 25, 2023
    Sweden gives SEK 15 million to help developing economies...
    Sweden is contributing SEK 15 million (about CHF 1.2 million) in 2023 to finance the participation of government officials...
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  • August 24, 2023
    Goods barometer signals upturn in trade backed by strong...
    Global goods trade showed signs of a turnaround in the second quarter of 2023, driven by strong automobile production...
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  • August 24, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to G20: time to roll up...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on the Group of 20 leading economies to do their part in order to ensure...
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  • August 24, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to G20: time to roll up...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on the Group of 20 leading economies to do their part in order to ensure...
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  • August 24, 2023
    Goods barometer signals upturn in trade backed by strong...
    Global goods trade showed signs of a turnaround in the second quarter of 2023, driven by strong automobile production...
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  • August 24, 2023
    WTO issues panel report regarding Chinese duties on Australian...
    On 24 August, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Australia in “China — Anti-dumping...
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  • August 24, 2023
    WTO issues panel report regarding Chinese duties on Australian...
    On 24 August, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Australia in “China — Anti-dumping...
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  • August 23, 2023
    WTO Public Forum 2023: It is time for action
    The WTO Public Forum 2023 will begin on 12 September. This annual event, renowned for fostering open dialogue and...
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  • August 23, 2023
    WTO Public Forum 2023: It is time for action
    The WTO Public Forum 2023 will begin on 12 September. This annual event, renowned for fostering open dialogue and...
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  • August 21, 2023
    Hong Kong, China formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Hong Kong, China deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 21 August. Ms Drew...
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  • August 21, 2023
    Hong Kong, China formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Hong Kong, China deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 21 August. Ms Drew...
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  • August 17, 2023
    Ukraine formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Ukraine formally deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 17 August. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,...
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  • August 17, 2023
    Ukraine formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Ukraine formally deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 17 August. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,...
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  • August 16, 2023
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding Chinese duties on...
    On 16 August, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United States in “China...
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  • August 15, 2023
    Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding EU duties on...
    Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding the EU’s imposition of countervailing duties on imports...
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  • August 8, 2023
    WTO issues panel reports in two disputes between India...
    On 8 August, the WTO circulated two panel reports in the cases brought by India and the United States...
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  • August 3, 2023
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by Anabel González, Deputy Director-General
    Two years at the WTO: My take on the future of the multilateral trading systemAll copyrights for this article...
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  • August 1, 2023
    WTO Regional Trade Policy Course underway in Trinidad and...
    Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the WTO Regional Trade Policy Course for Caribbean WTO members and observers. The course,...
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  • July 31, 2023
    WTO issues 2023 edition of the World Trade Statistical...
    The WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of the World Trade Statistical Review, its annual flagship publication...
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  • July 28, 2023
    The WTO and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie...
    The Secretariats of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) have launched a...
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  • July 28, 2023
    WTO panel to review US compliance with Spanish olive...
    The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed at its meeting on 28 July to a request from the European Union...
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  • July 28, 2023
    E-commerce co-convenors to issue updated negotiating text
    “We have our work cut out for us post summer,” the co-convenors of e-commerce talks told participants at their...
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  • July 28, 2023
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • July 28, 2023
    French-speaking officials complete 30th WTO Advanced Trade Policy Course
    A new cohort of 29 government officials from 16 WTO members successfully completed on 28 July the 30th Advanced...
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  • July 28, 2023
    New publication sets out common framework for measuring digital...
    A new edition of the Handbook on Measuring Digital Trade issued today (28 July) provides a framework and practical...
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  • July 27, 2023
    Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on certain wools
    On 27 July 2023, Indonesia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had decided to initiate on 25...
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  • July 27, 2023
    Report of the TPRB from the Director-General on trade-related...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • July 27, 2023
    Sweden donates SEK 5 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    The government of Sweden is contributing SEK 5 million (approximately CHF 500,000) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism to...
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  • July 27, 2023
    Panel issues report in dispute between Dominican Republic and...
    On 27 July, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Costa Rica in “Dominican Republic...
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  • July 27, 2023
    WTO members facilitate imports, reduce trade restrictions, but food...
    The Director-General’s mid-year report on trade-related developments shows that WTO members continued to facilitate imports and generally exercise restraint...
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  • July 26, 2023
    Members agree trade policy review enhancement, delivering WTO reform...
    Members successfully concluded on 26 July the 7th Appraisal of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM), delivering the first...
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  • July 26, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines role of trade in transforming food...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emphasized the crucial role of trade in transforming food systems in an address centred on food...
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  • July 25, 2023
    Members examine “road map” for MC13 on the WTO’s...
    WTO members examined a “road map” for advancing talks on reform of the organization with regards to its deliberative...
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  • July 24, 2023
    WTO members elect Chairperson for 13th Ministerial Conference in...
    Members of the WTO elected H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade of...
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  • July 24, 2023
    Public Forum registration closes on 17 August
    Online registration for this year’s in-person Public Forum must be completed no later than 17 August 2023. Last-minute and...
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  • July 21, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Africa has many of the ingredients for...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on 21 July that digital trade holds great promise to act as a catalyst for...
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  • July 21, 2023
    Trade Perspectives, by Xiangchen Zhang, Deputy Director-General
    South-South cooperation is key to sustainable growthAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • July 21, 2023
    Chair praises “more concrete” farm trade talks as members...
    At agriculture negotiating meetings open to all WTO members on 17-18 July, the Chair — Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy...
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  • July 20, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on members to “narrow down realistic...
    Speaking at a meeting of the WTO’s Trade Negotiations Committee on 20 July which she chairs, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
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  • July 20, 2023
    WTO to help put the spotlight on trade at...
    The United Arab Emirates Presidency of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) to be held in Dubai from...
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  • July 20, 2023
    WTO issues 2023 Annual Report
    The WTO has published its 2023 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2022 and...
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  • July 20, 2023
    Government officials complete training course on promoting gender equality...
    Twenty-two government officials from developing and least-developed countries completed on 20 July a four-day training course on trade and...
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  • July 20, 2023
    Panel explores role of trade in addressing global fragility...
    A panel discussion entitled “Measuring Peace in an Interconnected and Unstable World” brought together on 20 July experts to...
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  • July 19, 2023
    Peru formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Peru deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 19 July, bolstering the ranks of...
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  • July 19, 2023
    Food security work programme enters decisive phase
    The Committee on Agriculture’s food security work programme has entered a decisive phase, with the release of the coordinator’s...
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  • July 19, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes President Gabriel Boric of Chile to...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, on 19 July at the WTO. They discussed...
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  • July 19, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Fiji
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Fiji takes place on 19 and 21 July 2023....
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  • July 18, 2023
    WTO issues new edition of “One-Page Case Summaries”
    The WTO has issued a new print edition of “WTO Dispute Settlement: One-Page Case Summaries”, a biennial publication providing...
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  • July 18, 2023
    WTO members intensify discussion on e-commerce moratorium
    WTO members on 18 July exchanged views on the current practice of not imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions...
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  • July 18, 2023
    Third Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform meeting discusses concrete next...
    At an 18 July meeting, WTO members participating in the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR) initiative exchanged views on...
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  • July 17, 2023
    Statement by WTO Director-General
    “The abrupt termination of the implementation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative is a matter of grave concern. I...
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  • July 14, 2023
    Fisheries subsidies negotiations ramp up ahead of text-based discussions...
    WTO members demonstrated an increased sense of urgency in their discussions at the fourth of a series of “Fish...
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  • July 14, 2023
    EIF Annual Report underlines resilience of least-developed countries amid...
    The 2022 Annual Report of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) highlights how the EIF partnership has helped least-developed countries...
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  • July 14, 2023
    Second update of information note on integrated health, trade,...
    On 14 July, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO launched the...
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  • July 14, 2023
    Data Blog, by the WTO Secretariat
    Key trends in world trade revealed by new classification systemAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design...
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  • July 12, 2023
    Gabon formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Gabon deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 12 July, making it the third...
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  • July 12, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Honduras
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Honduras takes place on 12 and 14 July 2023....
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  • July 11, 2023
    Members discuss possible TESSD outcomes for delivery at MC13
    WTO members taking part in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) on 11 July considered possible outcomes...
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  • July 11, 2023
    Members review how to boost developing economies’ participation in...
    WTO members discussed how to better integrate developing economies and least-developed countries (LDCs) into the global trading system at...
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  • July 10, 2023
    Fisheries subsidies chair opens fourth “Fish Week” to help...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 10 July opened the fourth of...
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  • July 10, 2023
    Nomination deadline for Youth Trade Summit on Gender extended...
    The deadline for submitting nominations for the Youth Trade Summit on Gender, to be held at the WTO’s headquarters...
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  • July 7, 2023
    Goods Council reviews work on MC12 follow-up
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Goods on 6-7 July, WTO members discussed how the Council...
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  • July 7, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala congratulates participants in Latin America regional trade...
    A total of twenty-five government officials from 15 WTO members completed on 7 July an eight-week regional trade policy...
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  • July 6, 2023
    WTO issues new edition of World Tariff Profiles
    The WTO issued today (6 July) the 2023 edition of “World Tariff Profiles”, an annual publication providing comprehensive information...
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  • July 6, 2023
    Co-convenors of e-commerce negotiations review progress, reflect on way...
    At a heads of delegation meeting on 6 July, participants in the e-commerce talks reaffirmed their commitment to a...
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  • July 6, 2023
    Investment facilitation negotiators announce deal on Agreement’s text
    WTO members participating in the talks on investment facilitation for development (IFD) announced on 6 July the conclusion of...
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  • July 6, 2023
    Working Party injects fresh momentum into Azerbaijan’s WTO accession...
    The 15th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Azerbaijan to the WTO, held on 6 July...
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  • July 6, 2023
    STDF Annual Report: Adapting and learning to facilitate safe...
    The latest Annual Report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) issued on 6 July showcases how the...
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  • July 5, 2023
    Members consider five regional trade agreements, discuss improving functioning...
    Five regional trade agreements (RTAs) were considered by WTO members at the 5 July meeting of the Committee on...
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  • July 4, 2023
    Report shows many G20 export restrictions remain in place,...
    G20 economies introduced substantially more trade-facilitating than trade-restrictive measures on goods between mid-October 2022 and mid-May 2023. However, several...
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  • July 4, 2023
    Japan formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    Japan this week deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, joining other leading marine fish...
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  • July 3, 2023
    New report looks into boosting developing countries’ participation in...
    The growth of developing economies’ services exports has exceeded the world average over the past two decades but more...
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  • July 3, 2023
    MSMEs Group discusses digitalization, access to finance for women-owned...
    Digitalization was a recurring theme in discussions at a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and...
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  • June 30, 2023
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • June 28, 2023
    Members conclude tariff quota review, discuss food security, farm...
    WTO members successfully concluded the first triennial review of the Bali Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Decision at a meeting...
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  • June 27, 2023
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by Anabel González, Deputy Director-General
    Five reasons to fear a global subsidy race and what to do about itAll copyrights for this article are...
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  • June 27, 2023
    China formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies
    China deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 27 June, affirming its support for...
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  • June 27, 2023
    Technology transfer partners share insights at WHO-WIPO-WTO webinar
    Practical experiences and best practices in transferring COVID-19 health technologies to developing economies were at the centre of the...
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  • June 27, 2023
    Working Group announces Small Business Champions, Trade4MSMEs update and...
    The Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) on 27 June commemorated MSME Day by announcing...
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  • June 23, 2023
    Trade Perspectives, by Xiangchen Zhang, Deputy Director-General
    Exploring pathways for LDC integration into global tradeAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • June 23, 2023
    France commits EUR 1 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    The government of France is contributing EUR 1 million (approximately CHF 969,957) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism to...
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  • June 23, 2023
    WTO webinar looks at how South-South, multi-party cooperation supports...
    A webinar held on 23 June under the auspices of the WTO Committee on Trade and Development explored how...
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  • June 23, 2023
    Members discuss cybersecurity, intangible digital products, raise over 60...
    At meetings of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 19 to 23 June, WTO members discussed...
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  • June 23, 2023
    WTO members highlight importance of “digital industrialisation” to economic...
    WTO members on 23 June acknowledged the importance of digital industrialization for economic growth, highlighting the measures needed to...
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  • June 22, 2023
    DDG Zhang calls on least developed countries to “strategize...
    Speaking at a workshop on least developed countries’ (LDCs) participation in the multilateral trading system on 22 June, Deputy...
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  • June 22, 2023
    E-commerce negotiators continue to seek “landing zones” on text...
    “Let’s keep the momentum up”, stressed the co-conveners of the e-commerce negotiations — Japan, Australia and Singapore — at...
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  • June 22, 2023
    New submissions revitalise agriculture talks ahead of ministerial conference
    Trade officials discussed five new negotiating submissions on agriculture at meetings open to all members and observers on 21-22...
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  • June 21, 2023
    One year on from MC12, WTO Chairs Programme holds...
    A year after the successful 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and with an eye on MC13 early next year, the...
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  • June 21, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala sets up civil society and business advisory...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (21 June) announced the establishment of two advisory groups, one comprising leaders from the business...
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  • June 21, 2023
    First members to formally accept Fisheries Subsidies Agreement urge...
    WTO members that are among the first 10 to formally accept the Fisheries Subsidies Agreement called on other members...
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  • June 21, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to business leaders: We must push...
    In her keynote address to the 13th World Chambers Congress in Geneva on 21 June, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said...
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  • June 21, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes His Highness Sayyid Bilarab Bin Haitam...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with His Highness Sayyid Bilarab Bin Haitam Al-Said of Oman on 21 June at the...
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  • June 20, 2023
    Applications invited for 2023 Trade and Public Health Workshop
    The WTO will hold its annual Workshop on Trade and Public Health for senior government officials from 6 to...
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  • June 20, 2023
    Trade and Gender Informal Working Group co-chairs launch work...
    The co-chairs of the Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender on 20 June launched the 2023-24 work plan,...
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  • June 19, 2023
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding Chinese duties on...
    On 19 June, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Japan in “China — Anti-Dumping...
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  • June 16, 2023
    Members examine deliberative functions, institutional matters on WTO reform...
    WTO members on 16 June held an informal meeting on WTO reform which focused on the deliberative function of...
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  • June 16, 2023
    Members hold robust discussions on implementing Trade Facilitation Agreement
    At a meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation on 15 and 16 June, WTO members shared their experiences...
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  • June 16, 2023
    High-level panel urges action on triple planetary crisis at...
    Trade policy must be urgently and collectively wielded to address the triad of environmental problems posed by climate change,...