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  • February 1, 2023
    Exports of intermediate goods post sustained growth in second...
    World exports of intermediate goods (IGs) grew 4% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2022 to US$ 2.5 trillion,...
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  • January 31, 2023
    Least-developed countries discuss trade priorities ahead of UN Conference...
    Over 100 capital-based officials from more than 40 least-developed countries (LDCs) took part in two stocktaking consultations on the...
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  • January 30, 2023
    United States appeals panel report regarding US origin marking...
    The United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case...
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  • January 30, 2023
    United States appeals panel reports regarding US duties on...
    The United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel reports in the cases...
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  • January 30, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes the 2023 cohort of WTO Young...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed the seventh cohort of participants in the WTO Young Professionals Programme on 30 January 2023....
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  • January 27, 2023
    WTO issues call for papers for 2023 Essay Award...
    The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2023 WTO Essay Award. The...
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  • January 27, 2023
    WTO members appoint new chairs for fisheries and agriculture...
    WTO members confirmed on 27 January the appointments of Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland and Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of...
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  • January 27, 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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  • January 27, 2023
    Panels established to review EU complaints regarding Chinese trade...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 27 January, WTO members agreed to requests from the...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding EU steel duties
    Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding EU anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports...
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  • January 26, 2023
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Switzerland’s President Alain Berset to the...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with Swiss Confederation President Alain Berset on 26 January. They discussed the importance of multilateralism...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Members’ discussion on e-commerce work programme highlights importance of...
    On 26 January, WTO members discussed consumer protection in the first of a series of dedicated discussions to be...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Trade Policy Review: Dominican Republic
    The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of the Dominican Republic takes place on 24 and 26...
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  • January 21, 2023
    DDG Paugam: Trade is crucial to ensure sustainable food...
    Addressing a group of ministers on 21 January at the Agriculture Ministers’ Conference 2023, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam highlighted...
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  • January 20, 2023
    WTO must bolster cooperation in a fragmented world —...
    At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this week, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged governments to respond to...
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  • January 20, 2023
    Switzerland is first WTO member to formally accept new...
    On 20 January, Switzerland became the first WTO member to formally submit its acceptance of the WTO’s new Agreement...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Members commend Comoros’ efforts to clear final hurdles on...
    At the eighth meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of the Union of the Comoros on 19...
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  • January 18, 2023
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    A new WTO deal to facilitate investment could be ready in 2023. It could not be more timely.All copyrights...
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  • January 17, 2023
    Austria gives EUR 200,000 to Chairs network to boost...
    The government of Austria has contributed EUR 200,000 (approximately CHF 200,000) in 2023 to the Global Trust Fund to...
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  • January 13, 2023
    The Netherlands commits CHF 4.3 million to extend Netherlands...
    The Netherlands has committed just over CHF 4.3 million to extend the Netherlands Trainee Programme for another five years,...
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  • January 12, 2023
    Liechtenstein gives CHF 40,000 to help developing countries participate...
    Liechtenstein contributed CHF 40,000 in December 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) boost their trading capacities....
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  • January 12, 2023
    Applications invited for WIPO-WTO advanced course on intellectual property
    The WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will hold an advanced course on intellectual property (IP) for...
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  • January 11, 2023
    Germany gives EUR 2.85 million to support safe agriculture...
    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is contributing EUR 2.85 million (approximately CHF 2.8 million) to the...
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  • December 22, 2022
    Services trade activity likely to weaken with slowing growth...
    World services trade activity appears to have weakened in the fourth quarter of 2022 and is likely to remain...
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  • December 21, 2022
    WTO issues information note on steel decarbonatization standards, readies...
    The WTO Secretariat on 21 December published a new information note mapping the proliferation of standards for decarbonizing the...
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  • December 21, 2022
    WTO arbitrators issue award in EU-Colombia frozen fries dispute
    On 21 December the WTO circulated the arbitration award in the proceedings initiated by Colombia under Article 25 of...
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  • December 21, 2022
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding US origin marking...
    On 21 December the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Hong Kong, China in “United...
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  • December 20, 2022
    New commitments for domestic regulation of services move step...
    Following the successful conclusion of negotiations in December 2021 on a set of disciplines aimed at cutting trade costs...
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  • December 20, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: During these difficult times, the WTO “cannot...
    Speaking at the final 2022 meeting of the WTO’s General Council on 19-20 December, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged Geneva-based...
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  • December 20, 2022
    Members consider EU requests for dispute panels regarding Chinese...
    WTO members considered two requests from the European Union for dispute panels at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement...
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  • December 20, 2022
    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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  • December 19, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    WTO going greenAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 19, 2022
    WTO members accept UAE, Cameroon offers to host Ministerial...
    At a meeting of the General Council on 19 December, WTO members agreed to a proposal from the United...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Tech in 2022 – can’t touch this
    FIRST HALF What were we expecting of technology in 2022? Well, after the dominance of internet shopping over the...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Retail in 2022 – shopping around
    FIRST HALF After the ravages of 2020 and 2021, retailers could have been forgiven for hoping for a smoother...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Regulation in 2022 – clampdown
    FIRST HALF Cruelty free cosmetics and product safety have long been the dominant regulatory issues faced by the cosmetics...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Products in 2022 – cashing in 
    FIRST HALF: In our humble opinion, 2022 wasn’t a year of huge innovation. Launches were subdued compared to pre-pandemic...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Packaging in 2022 – we need to talk about...
    FIRST HALF If there was one issue and one issue only that dominated packaging stories this year, it was...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Marketing in 2022 – all aboard the bandwagon
    FIRST HALF If there was one thing that defined marketing practices in both halves of 2022, it was not...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Manufacturing in 2022 – grinding to a halt
    FIRST HALF At the start of the year, manufacturers were gearing up for growth. With the end of Covid...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Ingredients in 2022 – the price is right
    FIRST HALF The supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic showed no signs of abating in early 2022. If...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Finance in 2022 – inflation, inflation, inflation
    FIRST HALF Whether as a result of the pandemic, supply shortages or price gouging, inflation started rising worldwide in...
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  • December 19, 2022
    Environment in 2022 – promises, promises
    FIRST HALF In the first six months of the year, we saw more and more targets set: Douglas published...
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  • December 16, 2022
    WTO commemorates 20th anniversary of regional trade policy courses
    The WTO commemorated 20 years of its Regional Trade Policy Courses at an event held virtually on 16 December....
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  • December 16, 2022
    Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 16, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO call for innovation and cooperation to...
    The Joint Technical Symposium held on 16 December by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)...
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  • December 16, 2022
    Circulation of draft Agreement marks major milestone in investment...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed progress made by participants in the negotiations on investment facilitation for development (IFD) towards a...
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  • December 16, 2022
    Members to stretch deadline on extending TRIPS Decision to...
    WTO members agreed today to recommend that the General Council extends the 17 December deadline established to decide on...
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  • December 16, 2022
    LVMH CEO Bernaud Arnault pips Elon Musk to take...
    THE WHAT? LVMH Chief Executive Bernaud Arnault has taken the title of world’s richest person, overtaking billionaire Elon Musk,...
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  • December 16, 2022
    L’Oréal names Omnicom Media Group as agency of choice...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has awarded Omnicrom Media Group the U.S. media account following a formal review. THE DETAILS...
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  • December 16, 2022
    Lush gets £216.8 million investment from Silverwood Brands
    THE WHAT? Silverwood Brand has made a £216.8 million investment in Lush, purchasing a 19.8 percent stake. THE DETAILS...
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  • December 16, 2022
    Kao launches cosmetics brand for Gen Z men named...
    THE WHAT? Kao Corporation has released a new cosmetics brand for generation Z men, named UNLICS. THE DETAILS Debuting...
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  • December 16, 2022
    Cantu Beauty announces singer Jordin Sparks as its newest...
    THE WHAT? Singer Jordin Sparks has been named as the newest brand ambassador for Cantu Beauty, and will be...
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  • December 15, 2022
    China initiates WTO dispute complaint targeting US semiconductor chip...
    China has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States, challenging US export control and related measures with respect...
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  • December 15, 2022
    WTO Chair in Cameroon hosts high-level event on trade...
    The WTO Chair in Cameroon based at the Institute of International Relations (IRIC), University of Yaoundé II, organized a...
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  • December 15, 2022
    The European Union edges closer to adopting carbon tax...
    THE WHAT? The European Union is said to be closer to adopting a carbon tax law that would apply...
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  • December 15, 2022
    L Brands pays US$2.75 million settlement as part of...
    THE WHAT? L Brands has agreed to pay US$2.75 million settlement as part of a class action lawsuit, relating...
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  • December 15, 2022
    Sephora promotes Deborah Yeh to Global Chief Purpose Officer 
    THE WHAT? Sephora has promoted Executive Vice President, Global Chief Purpose Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Sephora for...
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  • December 15, 2022
    Amorepacific and Amorepacific Group name new Presidents 
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific Group has named Lee Sang-mok as its new President, while Amorepacific has appointed Kim Seung-hwan as...
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  • December 15, 2022
    Christian Dior to launch into Egyptian market in 2024
    THE WHAT? Christian Dior is said to be set to launch into the Egyptian market sometime in Q4, 2024,...
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  • December 14, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: United States of America
    The fifteenth review of the trade policies and practices of the United States of America takes place on 14...
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  • December 14, 2022
    Antoine Arnault takes helm at Christian Dior SE
    THE WHAT? The eldest son of Bernard Arnault, Antoine Arnault has been named CEO of Christian Dior SE, the...
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  • December 14, 2022
    Shinsegae acquires Laura Mercier license for Korea
    THE WHAT? Shiseido Korea has sold the license covering its domestic market for the Laura Mercier make-up brand to...
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  • December 14, 2022
    Kylie debuts new scent Disco Darling
    THE WHAT? Scent Beauty and Kylie Minogue has announced the launch of the singer’s latest fragrance, Disco Darling. THE DETAILS...
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  • December 14, 2022
    LVMH shutters stores for Cha Ling brand
    THE WHAT? LVMH has closed all physical retail locations across China for its local luxury skjn care brand, Cha...
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  • December 14, 2022
    Kering and L’Occitane partner on Climate Fund for Nature...
    THE WHAT? Kering and L’Occitane have announced that they have partnered up to create the Climate Fund for Nature....
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  • December 13, 2022
    LVMH pledges to safeguard biodiversity at COP 15
    THE WHAT? LVMH is presenting its plan to protect biodiversity at COP 15 in Montreal this week. The luxury...
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  • December 13, 2022
    Ecover partners with Mr Men to launch Little Miss...
    THE WHAT? SC Johnson’s Ecover has teamed up with the Mr Men book series to launch a new character...
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  • December 13, 2022
    The Body Shop’s Global Retail Director resigns
    THE WHAT? Global Retail Director for The Body Shop, Linda Campbell has stepped down from her role at the...
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  • December 13, 2022
    Global labor shortage hits Malaysia’s palm oil producers hard
    THE WHAT? Malaysia’s palm oil producers are set to lose up to MYR RM20 billion this year as a...
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  • December 13, 2022
    Serena Williams launches line of muscle care solutions, Will...
    THE WHAT? Serena Williams has launched a line of topical pain relief and daily muscle care solutions, named Will...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Indonesia appeals panel report in dispute regarding Indonesian measures...
    Indonesia has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought...
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  • December 12, 2022
    WTO launches new e-Learning platform
    The WTO on 12 December launched the new e-Learning platform with updated features aimed at enhancing the user’s learning...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Members highlight progress on trade and gender, aim for...
    At their last meeting of the year held on 12 December, members of the Informal Working Group on Trade...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Unilever becomes founding member of Cosmetics Europe Commit for...
    THE WHAT? Unilever has announced that it has become a founding member of a new group of cosmetics and...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Evonik Industries mulls switch to short-time work
    THE WHAT? The Chief Executive Officer of Evonik Industries, Christian Kullmann has told the press that it could soon...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Lazari buys Fenwick New Bond Street store for £430...
    THE WHAT? UK-based department store chain, Fenwick has sold its New Bond Street store in London to Lazari Investments...
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  • December 12, 2022
    Shiseido announces management reshuffle
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced a series of partial organizational reforms and personnel changes, all effective January 1, 2023. THE...
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  • December 12, 2022
    EU to ban goods linked to deforestation
    THE WHAT? The European Union has passed a new law which will impose import bans on products linked to...
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  • December 9, 2022
    International Forum for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in the...
    Remarks by DDG ZhangAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 9, 2022
    WTO Chair in Indonesia hosts interregional forum for inclusive,...
    From 5 to 9 December, the Forum for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the...
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  • December 9, 2022
    Advanced Trade Policy Course for Spanish speakers concludes in...
    A total of 28 Spanish-speaking officials completed an eight-week Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) at WTO headquarters in Geneva....
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  • December 9, 2022
    WTO circulates dispute panel reports regarding US measures on...
    On 9 December, the WTO circulated the panel reports in the cases brought by China, Norway, Switzerland and Türkiye...
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  • December 9, 2022
    Shilla Duty Free opens Gucci Beauty metaverse beauty class
    THE WHAT? Korean duty free chain Shilla Duty Free is opening a Gucci Beauty metaverse beauty class, according to...
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  • December 9, 2022
    The Estée Lauder Companies announces updates to the travel...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced changes to its travel retail leadership team, with Alice Marvillet...
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  • December 9, 2022
    Alibaba launches new marketplace Miravia in Spain 
    THE WHAT? Alibaba has launched a new marketplace in Spain named Miravia, which is said to connect brands and...
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  • December 9, 2022
    L’Oréal teams up with UK supermarket Sainsbury’s to bring...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has teamed up with UK supermarket Sainsbury’s to bring AI shopping to the grocery sector in...
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  • December 9, 2022
    The Good Glamm Group acquires majority stake in content-platform...
    THE WHAT? The Good Glamm Group has acquired a majority 51 percent stake in the content-platform Tweak, owned by...
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  • December 8, 2022
    DDG González: Multilateral trading system must do more to...
    WTO rules are key to well-functioning global agricultural markets, and more needs to be done to strengthen the rules-based...
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  • December 8, 2022
    DDG Ellard welcomes launch of first-ever study on trade...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard delivered a keynote speech on 8 December at the launch of the first comprehensive study...
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  • December 8, 2022
    WTO members advance discussions on Services Council’s role in...
    WTO members continued their discussions on how work in the Services Council can contribute to implementing outcomes of the...
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  • December 8, 2022
    Sephora announces participants for 2023 Accelerate Brand Incubator program;...
    THE WHAT? Sephora has announced the participants for its 2023 Accelerate brand incubator, with a cohort of seven BIPOC...
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  • December 8, 2022
    Bath & Body Works appoints Gina Boswell as Chief...
    THE WHAT? Bath & Body Works has announced the appointment of Gina Boswell as Chief Executive Officer and a...
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  • December 8, 2022
    Unilever Ventures leads US$6 million Series A funding round...
    THE WHAT? Indonesia beauty brand ESQA has raised US$6 million in a Series A funding round led by Unilever...
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  • December 8, 2022
    L’Oréal Paris USA hosts Women of Worth celebration in...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has hosted the 2022 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth celebration, announcing the National Honoree and Karen...
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  • December 8, 2022
    MAC launches Whitney Houston limited-edition make-up line 
    THE WHAT? MAC has launched a limited-edition Whitney Houston make-up line, which features products and shades inspired by the...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Officials from least-developed countries outline trade priorities at Geneva...
    A total of 60 trade experts and government officials from least-developed countries (LDC) are taking part in a seminar...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Agriculture Committee’s new working group on food security launches...
    The WTO’s newly established working group on food security met for the first time on 7 December 2022 to...
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  • December 7, 2022
    World Trade Congress on Gender
    Remarks by Anoush der BoghossianAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 7, 2022
    World Trade Congress on Gender
    Remarks by DDG EllardAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 7, 2022
    World Trade Congress on Gender closes with call for...
    The inaugural edition of the World Trade Congress on Gender closed on 7 December, marking the first time the...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Plastics Dialogue hails substantive progress, sets path towards achieving...
    Plastics talks have made great strides in 2022 and work will intensify in the year ahead with the aim...
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  • December 7, 2022
    L’Oréal USA ushers in own impact labeling system
    THE WHAT? In the absence of a consensus on environmental impact labeling, L’Oréal USA is going it alone. The...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Kenya’s Uncover Skincare raises US$1 million in seed round
    THE WHAT? Kenyan start-up, Uncover Skincare has raised US$1 million in a seed round, with FirstCheck Africa, Samata Capital,...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Kao announces leadership reshuffle
    THE WHAT? Kao has announced a series of changes to its leadership, effective January 1, 2023. The Japanese FMCG...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Wella FY22: profit and sales above expectations in second...
    THE WHAT? Wella Company is celebrating a second successful year as a standalone company. The hair styling giant surpassed...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Procter & Gamble settles benzene class action for US$8...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has settled a class action suit for US$8 million dollars, according to a report...
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  • December 6, 2022
    Overview of developments in the international trading environment
    Annual report by the Director-GeneralAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 6, 2022
    Report shows increase in trade restrictions amidst economic uncertainty,...
    The WTO Director-General’s annual overview of developments in the international trading environment shows that trade restrictions are increasing in...
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  • December 6, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Colombia’s Vice President Francia Márquez to...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed Vice President Francia Elena Márquez Mina of Colombia to the WTO on 6 December. They...
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  • December 6, 2022
    Notpla wins The Earthshot Prize 2022
    THE WHAT? A London-based start-up, Notpla has been named a winner of the 2022 Earthshot Prize in the Build...
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  • December 6, 2022
    AmorePacific signs VPPA with Bukchon Seomo Wind Power
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has signed what it is claiming to be Korea’s first Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with...
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  • December 6, 2022
    Citigroup in talks over retrieval of mistaken Revlon payout
    THE WHAT? Citigroup is said to be in talks with a view to recouping the US$500 million it paid...
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  • December 6, 2022
    P&G shareholders revolt over deforestation progress
    THE WHAT? Holders of Procter & Gamble stock are calling on the US FMCG giant to name an independent...
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  • December 6, 2022
    L’Oréal USA names first Chief Transformation Officer for North...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has announced the appointment of COO Rahquel Purcell as the first Chief Transformation Officer for...
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  • December 5, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala bids farewell to 2022 trainees and young...
    A closing ceremony took place on 5 December to mark the end of three 2022 internship programmes and the...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Trade and gender congress opens with call for inclusive,...
    Women are harder hit by global crises and research is vital to ensure trade policy makes an effective contribution...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Seychelles
    The first review of the trade policies and practices of the Seychelles takes place on 5 and 7 December...
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  • December 5, 2022
    UK WILL get Sephora store; retailer names Managing Director...
    THE WHAT? Sephora has appointed Sarah Boyd as Managing Director, UK, according to a report published by WWD. Boyd...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Enter the Magentaverse: Pantene unveils Color of the Year...
    THE WHAT? Pantone has announced its Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta 18-1750. The shade is said to...
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  • December 5, 2022
    The Detox Market teams up with Faces to launch...
    THE WHAT? The Detox Market has teamed up with Faces to launch in to the Middle East. The clean...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Amway India relaunches Artistry as Artistry Skin Nutrition
    THE WHAT? Amway India has announced that it is rebranding its premium skin care line, Artistry, as Artistry Skin...
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  • December 5, 2022
    What recession? Ulta reports sales rise of 4.6 percent...
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022. The US retailer saw...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Workshop on Trade and Public Health focuses on pandemic...
    Participants in the 16th edition of the WTO Workshop on Trade and Public Health highlighted the usefulness of the...
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  • December 2, 2022
    TESSD High-Level Stocktaking Event
    Remarks by Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie PaugamAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 2, 2022
    TESSD High-Level Stocktaking Event
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 2, 2022
    Members take stock of sustainability discussions, signal priorities for...
    WTO members participating in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) on 2 December held a high-level event...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Avon partners with Perfect Corp on personalised product recommendations...
    THE WHAT? Avon has partnered with Perfect Corp to launch a virtual try-on (VTO) online shopping experience in nine...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Medical skincare clinic Sk:n Clinic renews partnership with Joint...
    THE WHAT? UK-based medical skincare clinic group Sk:n Clinics has renewed its contract with the Joint Council for Cosmetic...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Schwarzkopf launches new sustainable haircare range 
    THE WHAT? Schwarzkopf has launched a new sustainable haircare range, promoting the range via media company Connecting Plots. THE DETAILS...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Treatwell launches beauty and wellness booking system direct via...
    THE WHAT? European online beauty and wellness booking company Treatwell has launched the ability for consumers to book appointments...
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  • December 2, 2022
    L’Oréal India to focus on premium hair care over...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal India is said to be focusing on bringing premium hair care products to the Indian market,...
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  • December 1, 2022
    E-commerce negotiators vow to intensify work in coming year
    At their last meeting of the year, participants in the negotiations on e-commerce intensified their efforts from 28 November-1...
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  • December 1, 2022
    Trade Facilitation Committee — Dedicated Session on Technical Assistance...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • December 1, 2022
    Members put trade facilitation support in sharper focus, aim...
    WTO members on 1 December held focused discussions on how to better assist developing and least-developed countries in meeting...
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  • December 1, 2022
    FuTure Proof: The Cosmetic Industry
    Throughout 2022 we have explored via niche product categories how cosmetic companies are future-proofing their businesses. This month with the...
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  • December 1, 2022
    Boohoo more than doubles stake in Revolution Beauty to...
    THE WHAT? Boohoo has more than doubled its stake in Revolution Beauty to become the cosmetic brand’s largest shareholder....
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  • December 1, 2022
    Natura &Co works with Bank of America Corp and...
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co is said to be working with the Bank of America Corp and Morgan Stanley in...
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  • December 1, 2022
    L’Oréal issues apology over marketing promotion for new brand...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has issued an apology over the marketing promotions of its new brand Shihyo through third party...
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  • December 1, 2022
    L’Oréal delves further into green sciences with minority stake...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced a strategic partnership with French biotech Microphyt, which sees L’Oréal’s venture capital fund, BOLD...
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  • December 1, 2022
    LVMH hosts Show Me event in Paris to promote...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has hosted its Show Me event in Paris, which is said to highlight a year of...
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  • November 30, 2022
    WTO issues 2022 edition of flagship statistical publication
    The WTO issued today (30 November) the latest edition of the World Trade Statistical Review, the WTO’s annual analysis...
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  • November 30, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: “We must move from discussion and...
    In her report to a meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) on 30 November, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged...
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  • November 30, 2022
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding Indonesian measures on...
    On 30 November, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the European Union in “Indonesia...
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  • November 30, 2022
    L’Oréal unveils multi-brand partnership with Ready Player Me
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced a new, multi-brand beauty partnership with Ready Player Me, the leading cross-game avatar platform...
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  • November 30, 2022
    C-beauty gains ground in the fragrance market
    THE WHAT? Locally made fragrances are starting to gain popularity in China, according to a report published by Nikkei...
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  • November 30, 2022
    Mane Group invests €23 million in Indian manufacturing
    THE WHAT? French flavors and fragrances manufacturer, Mane Group has invested €23 million in two new manufacturing facilities in...
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  • November 30, 2022
    L’Occitane lays out new corporate mission
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane Group has unveiled its new corporate mission statement: ‘With empowerment we positively impact people and regenerate...
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  • November 30, 2022
    Dolly Parton poised to launch new fragrance
    THE WHAT? After a sell-out debut, Dolly Parton and Scent Beauty is set to launch an expanded fragrance offer...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Parliamentarians from Latin America and Caribbean discuss challenges facing...
    More than 35 parliamentarians from Latin America and the Caribbean attended a joint Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)-WTO workshop in Buenos...
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  • November 29, 2022
    L’Occitane reports record profit for 1H23 as net sales...
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane has reported a second consecutive record interim net profit of €63.9 million, for the first half...
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  • November 29, 2022
    PZ Cussons appoints Non-executive Director
    THE WHAT? PZ Cussons has announced the appointment of David Tyler as a Non-executive Director. Tyler is expected to...
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  • November 29, 2022
    UpCircle achieves B Corp Certification
    THE WHAT? UpCircle has announced that it is now a certified B Corporation. The circular economy brand is one...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Garnier opens plastic waste collection center in Chennai
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Garnier has teamed up with Plastics for Change to open a plastic waste collection facility in...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Neutrogena faces class action over high cost of ‘identical’...
    THE WHAT? A consumer has launched a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena alleging that its SPF50...
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  • November 28, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala receives honorary doctorate from Nyenrode Business University
    Reform of the WTO is all about keeping the institution in tune with the world’s changing needs and continuing...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    Managing trade tensions at the WTOAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • November 28, 2022
    Australia pledges AUD 2 million to WTO Fisheries Funding...
    The Government of Australia has pledged AUD 2 million (approximately CHF 1.3 million) to the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Goods barometer sinks below trend as global import demand...
    Trade growth is likely to slow in the closing months of 2022 and into 2023, according to the latest...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Duolab partners with Frasers Hospitality
    THE WHAT? Duolab has teamed up with Frasers Hospitality to provide a personalized skin care guest amenity offer for...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Lee Jung-ae makes history as first female CEO at...
    THE WHAT? LG Household & Health Care has named Lee Jung-ae as Chief Executive Officer, the first woman to...
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  • November 28, 2022
    German firms need support to expand beyond China, says...
    THE WHAT? The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce is calling for greater support to reduce their...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Shoprite to pull out of Congolese market
    THE WHAT? South African retailer, Shoprite has announced that it is closing its operations in the Democratic Republic of...
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  • November 28, 2022
    L’Oréal to face multiple lawsuits over hair relaxers linked...
    THE WHAT? Lawsuits have been filed in the states of New York, California and Illinois claiming that regular use...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Street Talk 2022: Gen X Keeping it Clean 
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode 12 and find out why Marketa is keeping her beauty routine clean. The post...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Goods Council discusses high number of trade concerns, MC12...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Goods on 24-25 November, WTO members addressed a record number...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Kuwait bans sales of cosmetics containing butylphenyl methylpropional (lilial)
    THE WHAT? The Kuwaiti Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies has withdrawn cosmetics and personal care products that contain butylphenyl...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Sephora appoints Guillaume Motte as new CEO
    THE WHAT? Sephora has appointed Guillaume Motte as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st January, according...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci Creative Director
    THE WHAT? Kering has announced that Alessandro Michele is to step down as Creative Director of Gucci, which he...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Inter Parfums announces 2023 initial guidance
    THE WHAT? Inter Parfums has announced its initial 2023 guidance, and expects 2023 net sales of US$1.11 billion, resulting...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Australian distributor Frostbland acquires skincare brand Alya Skin
    THE WHAT? Australian distributor Frostbland has acquired skincare brand Alya Skin. THE DETAILS Alya Skin has amassed popularity via Instagram,...
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  • November 24, 2022
    WTO members take steps to invigorate working group on...
    At a meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology on 24 November, experts from international...
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  • November 24, 2022
    First course on Essentials for SPS Committee Participation concludes
    A two-week virtual course on Essentials for SPS Committee Participation took place for the first time from 15 to...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Superdrug signs 300 brands to newly launched health and...
    THE WHAT? UK health and beauty retailer Superdrug has signed 300 brands to the newly-launched Superdrug Marketplace. THE DETAILS The...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Are Unilever, L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble among UK’s...
    THE WHAT? More than two-thirds of the UK’s biggest advertisers are said to be cutting back on traditional television...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Estée Lauder Companies UK&I makes key leadership appointments  
    THE WHAT? Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Emmanuelle Noyer to the role...
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  • November 24, 2022
    L’Oréal announces Aseem Kaushik as Managing Director for India 
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced the appointment of Aseem Kaushik as Managing Director for India, succeeding Amit Jain who...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Firmenich and DSM jointly announce the launch of the...
    THE WHAT? Firmenich and DSM have jointly announced the launch of the Exchange offer as part of their merger...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Members start knowledge building for second wave of fisheries...
    WTO members on 23 November ramped up preparations for the second wave of fisheries subsidies negotiations by holding the...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Members discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic, hear views...
    The Committee on Market Access held on 21 November the fifth of a series of experience-sharing sessions on trade...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Brazil
    The eighth review of the trade policies and practices of Brazil takes place on 23 and 25 November 2022....
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  • November 23, 2022
    World Trade Congress on Gender programme is now available
    The World Trade Congress on Gender, to be held at the WTO on 5-7 December 2022 under the theme...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Sephora faces class action over ‘clean’ claims
    THE WHAT? A disgruntled shopper has launched a class action lawsuit charging Sephora with deceiving consumers by selling products...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Wavemaker wins Avon account
    THE WHAT? Wavemaker has prevailed in a competitive three-month pitch for Avon Cosmetics’ media account, according to a report...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Shiseido ups investment in Chinese market
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has pledged some US$140 million in order to boost its innovation capabilities in China, according to...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Claire’s launches content series with top influencers
    THE WHAT? Claire’s dedicated Content Studio has announced the launch of a new style-centric content series featuring some of...
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  • November 23, 2022
    L’Oréal USA names President, Maybelline New York, Essie and...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has announced the appointment of Amy Whang as President of Maybelline New York, Garner and...
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  • November 22, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: “We need multilateral cooperation and solidarity more...
    In a lecture delivered to the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, on 22 November, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala warned that...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Committee establishes work programme to address food security, reviews...
    WTO members established a new work programme in the Committee on Agriculture to address food security concerns of least-developed...
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  • November 22, 2022
    No deal: P&G to pursue organic growth, not M&A
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble is concentrating on organic growth, and is not planning to build its portfolio via...
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  • November 22, 2022
    L’Oréal teams up with Hotel Shilla to launch new...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has teamed up with Hotel Shilla and Anchor Equity Partners to launch a newly created luxury...
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  • November 22, 2022
    PZ Cussons announced new sustainability-linked credit facility
    THE WHAT? PZ Cussons has announced that it has agreed a new £325 million credit facility, which includes a...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Merck puts pigments division up for sale once more
    THE WHAT? Merck is said to have bought in Goldman Sachs to advise on the sale of its pigments...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Macy’s Q3 2022: sales down 3.9 percent yoy but...
    THE WHAT? Macy’s has reported its results for the third quarter of 2022 and reaffirmed its annual guidance. The...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Sweden provides CHF 1.7 million to improve developing countries’...
    The Swedish government is contributing CHF 1.7 million (SEK 19.2 million) in 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Unilever tops the price hike charts
    THE WHAT? Unilever has hiked its prices more quickly than fellow FMCG manufacturers, according to a report published by...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Berkshire Hathaway bows out of P&G
    THE WHAT? Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has dissolved its stake in Procter & Gamble, according to a report published...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Amazon sued for US$1 billion over competition law breach
    THE WHAT? Amazon is set to defend its Buy Box in a UK court after law firm Hausfeld &...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Tata Group plans 20 tech-heavy beauty stores
    THE WHAT? India’s Tata Group is gearing up to compete with the likes of Sephora and Nykaa with the...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Walmart Q3: Revenue rises 8.7 percent
    THE WHAT? Walmart has reported its results for the third quarter of the current financial year. The US retail...
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  • November 20, 2022
    Street Talk 2022: Millennial Wellness Routine 
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode11 and learn about Erin’s wellness routine. The post Street Talk 2022: Millennial Wellness Routine...
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  • November 20, 2022
    Univar Solutions: Universal Nourishing Skin Fix
    Formula Fridays: The Studio Sessions Listen and learn how to overcome skin care formula challenges and find solutions with the...
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  • November 18, 2022
    18th edition of WTO-WIPO colloquium for intellectual property teachers...
    The 18th edition of the colloquium for intellectual property (IP) teachers from developing countries and economies in transition, jointly...
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  • November 18, 2022
    22nd Session of the AMIS Global Food Market Information...
    Opening Remarks By A. González Deputy Director-General, WTOAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • November 18, 2022
    DDG González: Timely and quality market information is key...
    Growing risks to food security and market uncertainties underline the need to enhance transparency about agricultural trade measures and...
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  • November 18, 2022
    The 2050 Strategy for The Blue Pacific Continent, the...
    Remarks by DDG Angela EllardAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • November 18, 2022
    WTO, Pacific Islands affirm cooperation for work on fisheries...
    The WTO and the Pacific Islands Forum on 18 November affirmed continuing cooperation on fisheries subsidies and other key...
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  • November 18, 2022
    WTO members resume discussions on e-commerce following MC12 outcome
    WTO members kicked off discussions on 18 November on identifying specific cross-cutting issues to be addressed under the Work...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Target Q3 results disappoint due to ‘significant change in...
    THE WHAT? Target is feeling the hit of a slowdown in consumer spending, with its Q3 results falling short...
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  • November 18, 2022
    More talc woes for Johnson & Johnson; personal care...
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by Houston litigator Mark Lanier’s new UK...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announces winners of the 29th Annual...
    THE WHAT? Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) has announced the winners of the 29th Annual Beauty Creators Awards at a...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Japanese financial services group Orix to acquire cosmetics mail-order...
    THE WHAT? Japanese financial services group Orix is set to acquire Toyko-based mail-order cosmetics and health company DHC in...
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  • November 18, 2022
    L’Oréal brings La Roche-Posay brand to the Nigerian market
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has introduced its La Roche-Posay brand to the Nigerian market, having launched its new sunscreen Anthelios...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Members discuss role of trade in developing countries’ response...
    WTO members discussed how trade is helping developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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  • November 17, 2022
    United States donates USD 600,000 to enhance developing countries’...
    The government of the United States is contributing USD 600,000 (about CHF 600,000) in 2022 to finance activities aimed...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Five gender equality advocates chosen as ambassadors of the...
    Civil society representatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines have been appointed...
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  • November 17, 2022
    The Estée Lauder Companies finalises Tom Ford brand acquisition...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Tom Ford...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Clarins launches T.R.U.S.T platform using blockchain technology; provides transparency...
    THE WHAT? Clarins has launched its new platform named T.R.U.S.T., which uses blockchain technology and provides transparency on ingredient...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Indian Actress Deepika Padukone launches new self-care brand, 82°E
    THE WHAT? Indian Actress Deepika Padukone has launched a new self care brand named 82°E, with the products all...
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  • November 17, 2022
    L’Oréal set to relocate UK corporate headquarters to London’s...
    THE WHAT? L’Oreal is relocating its UK corporate headquarters from Hammersmith Broadway to Gateway Central, a new building at...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Sephora Canada appoints Thomas Haupt as Country General Manager 
    THE WHAT? Sephora Canada has appointed Thomas Haupt as its Country General Manager, with Haupt replacing the outgoing General...
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  • November 16, 2022
    First virtual course on essentials for SPS Committee participation...
    Government officials from 16 African countries are taking part from 15 to 24 November in a virtual course on...
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  • November 16, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to G20 leaders: “We need to strengthen...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued a strong call to the Group of 20 leaders to avoid trade fragmentation and to...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Coty launches first cradle-to-cradle certified refillable perfume
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced the launch of its first refillable fragrance and what it is claiming to the...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Milk Makeup owner publishes Q3 2022 results; net sales...
    THE WHAT? Waldencast has announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022. The wellness platform, which recently...
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  • November 16, 2022
    California sues 3M, DuPont et al to claw back...
    THE WHAT? The Attorney General of California is taking several chemicals manufacturers, including 3M and DuPont, to court in...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Shiseido to issue first sustainability linked bonds
    THE WHAT? Shiseido is set to offer its first sustainability linked bonds, having filed an Amended Shelf Registration Statement...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Walgreens Boots Alliance to link bonus plan to disability...
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to increasing the representation of people...
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  • November 15, 2022
    DDG Zhang calls for strengthened cooperation in Latin America...
    Speaking at the opening of a seminar titled “Negotiations, Economic Resilience and Commerce” held on 14-15 November at the...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Has Estee Lauder clinched Tom Ford deal for US$2.8...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies is poised to clinch a deal for Tom Ford for US$2.8 billion, according...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Revolution Beauty Founder steps down as probe continues
    THE WHAT? The Founder of Revolution Beauty, Adam Minto has left the company with immediate effect, according to a...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Target brings ColourPop range to bricks and mortar
    THE WHAT? Viral beauty brand, ColourPop is launching an exclusive collection in Target stores, according to a report published...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Kao pilots subscription beauty program
    THE WHAT? Kao Corporation has announced that its prestige skin care brand, est is set to pilot a subscription...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Kohl’s announces interim CEO as Gass departs for Levi’s
    THE WHAT? Kohl’s has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Gass is to step down from her role...
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  • November 14, 2022
    WTO report shows G20 trade restrictions increasing amidst economic...
    In a context of economic uncertainty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the food security...
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  • November 14, 2022
    WTO, FAO study calls for global action to improve...
    A study looking into current volatility in the fertilizers market and its impact on agricultural production was issued today...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Members review trade agreements involving Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Korea,...
    WTO members considered five regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the 14 November meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Trade for Peace Week looks at fragile and conflict-affected...
    The third edition of Trade for Peace Week opened on 14 November 2022 with an emphasis on the role...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Natura &Co Q3 2022: sales inch up 2.2 percent,...
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co has reported its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022. The Brazilian cosmetics conglomerate...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Shiseido promotes China chief to President and COO
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced a new management structure. The J-beauty giant has promoted the Senior Executive Officer China...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Augustinus Bader becomes billion-dollar brand
    THE WHAT? Augustinus Bader has announced the closure of a US$15 million strategic funding round led by existing investor...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Target to transition to larger stores
    THE WHAT? Target has announced the latest iteration of its new store strategy and design: larger-format stores of almost...
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  • November 14, 2022
    L’Oréal USA ushers in concierge service to lure employees...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA is incentivising employees back into the office with the launch of a concierge service that...
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  • November 13, 2022
    Street Talk 2022: New Mother Skin Care 
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode10 and find out how Nafeeza beauty routine has changed since having a baby....
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  • November 13, 2022
    Univar Solutions: High Tech Hair Care 
    Formula Fridays: The Studio Sessions Listen and learn how to formula challenges and solutions with the global team at Univar...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Participants advance work on environmental sustainability, eye high-level event
    WTO members participating in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) on 11 November reviewed progress in the...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Members agree on process aimed at enhancing implementation of...
    WTO members agreed on the process for undertaking the work programme aimed at identifying and addressing challenges in the...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Revlon sales fall 10.1 year on year; net loss...
    THE WHAT? Revlon has reported a Q3 sales fall of 10 percent, with the beauty giant continuing to face...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Fisk Industries acquires pubic hair dye brand bettybeauty 
    THE WHAT? Personal care manufacturer and distributor Fisk Industries has announced the acquisition of pubic hair dye brand bettybeauty....
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  • November 11, 2022
    India’s D2C Ecommerce acquires personal care brand Luxura...
    THE WHAT? India’s e-commerce platform D2C Ecommerce has acquired personal care D2C brand Luxura Sciences. THE DETAILS Luxura Sciences...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Coty announces cash tender offers for approximately US$200 million...
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced offers to purchase for cash up to US$100 million of its U.S. dollar-denominated notes,...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Croda announces Louisa Burdett as new Group Finance Director;...
    THE WHAT? Croda has named Louisa Burdett as its new Group Finance Director, succeeding Jez Maiden who will retire...
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  • November 10, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO to hold technical symposium on response,...
    The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO will hold on 16 December...
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  • November 10, 2022
    WTO joins call for greener markets and trade logistics...
    A side event at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 10 November organized by the WTO...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Members hold informal talks on WTO reform
    Members of the WTO met informally on 10 November to exchange views and ideas on their reform interests and...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Cotton meetings stress need to advance talks, focus on...
    The multifaceted challenges facing cotton producers have highlighted the need to strengthen the resilience of the cotton sector and...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Coty Q1 results bolstered by fast growth in mass...
    THE WHAT? Coty has reported better-than-expected Q1 revenue, bolstered by faster growth in its mass-market division, which grew 12...
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  • November 10, 2022
    LVMH partners with Circular Bioeconomy Alliance to support African...
    THE WHAT? LVMH is partnering with the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance in support of its latest Living Lab with a...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Alibaba encourages consumers to shop sustainability on Single’s Day     
    THE WHAT? Alibaba has encouraged eco-friendly shopping during the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, according to Alizila.com. THE DETAILS The...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Skincare brand Facetheory achieves B Corp status 
    THE WHAT? UK skincare brand Facetheory has announced it is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp) company. THE DETAILS...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Chemical plant fire at Symrise Georgia plant under investigation 
    THE WHAT? A chemical plant fire took place at the Symrise chemical plant in Georgia, with the plant suffering...
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  • November 9, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Make trade and investment a key part...
    At a high-level forum held on the sidelines of the COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt on 9 November, WTO Director...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Avon to move R&D operations to Brazil and Poland
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co-owned Avon has announced that it will be establishing new Research and Development operations in Brazil...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Sleek Nigeria names first Creative Ambassador
    THE WHAT? Sleek Nigeria has relaunched with new and improved products and named its first Creative Director, according to...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Dufry Q3 2022: travel back in business with summer...
    THE WHAT? Dufry has reported its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022. The travel retail operator said...
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  • November 9, 2022
    L’Oréal hosts first North Asia Beauty Innovation Summit
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal hosted the first-ever North Asia Beauty Industry Innovation Summit during the China International Import Expo, focusing...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Peace Out Skincare Receives a US$20 million investment from...
    THE WHAT? Peace Out Skincare has announced that it has received a US$20 million investment from 5th Century Partners,...
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  • November 8, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade is critical in global response to...
    Countries need to have the right trade policies in place to be able to respond to climate change, Director-General...
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  • November 8, 2022
    WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism now operational to assist developing...
    A key commitment from the WTO’s Fisheries Subsidies Agreement has now been made effective. Specifically, the WTO Fisheries Funding...
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  • November 8, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: World “cannot afford to leave trade and...
    An effective strategy for tackling global warming cannot be successful without governments taking into account the important role of...
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  • November 8, 2022
    DG joins world leaders in call to mobilize USD...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala participated on 8 November in a high-level event with world leaders at COP27 in Sharm...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Kering could be entering the fray for Tom Ford...
    THE WHAT? Shares in Kering rose at the close of last week as rumors that the owner of Gucci...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Air France and Clarins launch spa in JFK lounge
    THE WHAT? Air France and Clarins have teamed up to launch a new spa in the New York-JFK lounge....
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  • November 8, 2022
    FDA poised to up color certification fees
    THE WHAT? The US Food and Drugs Administration has issued a proposed rule to amend the color additive regulations...
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  • November 8, 2022
    AmorePacific Q3: Sales plummet 15.6 percent as China’s zero...
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has reported its results for the third quarter of the current financial year. The K-beauty behemoth...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Bed, Bath & Beyond Customer and Technology Chief resigns...
    THE WHAT? Bed, Bath & Beyond has announced that its Chief Customer and Technology Officer, Rafeh Masood will leave...
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  • November 7, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade is essential part of climate action...
    Food security was high on the agenda of the first day of the UN Climate Change COP27 in Sharm...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Trade must be a cornerstone of climate action, urges...
    The 2022 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report presents new analysis and recommendations on how international trade and...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Elf Beauty Q2 2023: Outlook raised as sales soar...
    THE WHAT? Elf Beauty has announced its results for the three- and six-month period ended September 30, 2022. THE DETAILS...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Bath & Body Works names CEO
    THE WHAT? Bath & Body Works has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gina Boswell as Chief...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Blackrock heralds ‘new democratic era’ for shareholders with proxy...
    Blackrock is piloting a scheme which would allow its shareholders to vote on proxy battles in a move it...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Unilever rolls out four-day working week trial to Australia
    THE WHAT? Following encouraging early results from an 18-month pilot in New Zealand, Unilever is extending its four-day work...
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  • November 7, 2022
    L’Oréal USA announces 2022 For Women in Science fellows
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has announced the recipients of its 2022 For Women in Science Fellowship. This year’s Fellows...
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  • November 6, 2022
    Street Talk 2022: Millennial Hair Care
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode 9 and discover the perfect hai product for Tatiana curly hair. The post Street Talk...
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  • November 6, 2022
    Univar Solutions: Good Hair Don’t Care
    Formula Fridays: The Studio Sessions Listen and learn how to formula challenges and solutions with the global team at Univar...
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  • November 6, 2022
    7th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in International Trade:...
    DDG Zhang’s opening remarksAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • November 6, 2022
    DDG Zhang stresses importance of WTO Chairs Programme in...
    Experience-sharing among WTO Chairs institutions can enhance cooperation in developing countries and strengthen joint efforts to tackle the multifaceted...
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  • November 4, 2022
    DDG Zhang underscores importance of implementing MC12 outcomes, other...
    Speaking at a workshop on 4 November held at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi, a member of...
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  • November 4, 2022
    WTO to champion importance of trade in climate action...
    The WTO is set to play an active role at the UN’s COP27 Climate Change Conference taking place in...
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  • November 4, 2022
    L’Oréal denies claim it has suspended advertising on Twitter
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has denied claims from a Financial Times report that it has suspended advertising spending on Twitter,...
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  • November 4, 2022
    Nykaa parent company FSN E-Commerce reports soaring Q2 profit...
    THE WHAT? Parent company of beauty brand Nykaa, FSN E-Commerce has reported a Q2 net profit surge to 41.08...
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  • November 4, 2022
    Bubble Skincare expands distribution into specialty retail; launches into...
    THE WHAT? Skincare brand Bubble Skin has expanded its distribution into specialty retail, having launched into Ulta Beauty. THE...
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  • November 4, 2022
    L’Occitane launches new spa aboard the World Traveller ferry 
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane has launched its new spa aboard the World Traveller from Atlas Ocean Voyages, according to a...
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  • November 4, 2022
    Private equity firm L Catterton launches impact fund platform 
    THE WHAT? Private equity firm L Catterton has launched an impact investment platform, with Tehmina Haider and Michael O’Leary...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Director-General meets with CEOs to discuss improved access to...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met on 3 November with CEOs from a range of companies engaged in the production of...
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  • November 3, 2022
    DDG Paugam: More collective efforts needed to address food...
    In a speech delivered at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development meeting of Agriculture Ministers on 3...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Investment facilitation talks make headway on solving remaining issues...
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD) on 1-3 November...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Ocado shares rise following deal with South Korean retailer...
    THE WHAT? Sales in online grocer Ocado have soared after it announced a deal to build robotic warehouses for...
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  • November 3, 2022
    The Estée Lauder Companies cuts full year forecast; Q1...
    THE WHAT? TheEstée Lauder Companies has cut its full year forecast due to COVID-19 related lockdowns in China, currency...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Mary Kay appoints founder’s third generation family member as...
    THE WHAT? Mary Kay has announced the appointment of Ryan Rogers as Chief Executive Officer, starting January 1, 2023. THE...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Perfect Corp debuts on New York Stock Exchange 
    THE WHAT? Augmented reality app Perfect Corp has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), becoming a publicly...
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  • November 3, 2022
    ShopMy raises US$8 million in series A funding; affiliate...
    THE WHAT? Affiliate marketing platform ShopMy has raised US$8 million in Series A funding, with the round led by...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Revlon sale begins as bankruptcy deadline approaches
    THE WHAT? Revlon is said to be inviting interested parties to submit bids for its assets, according to a...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Hong Kong mulls green lighting crypto trades
    THE WHAT? Hong Kong is exploring the possibility of allowing retail trading of crypto assets, according to a report...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Bed, Bath & Beyond investigates data breach
    THE WHAT? Bed, Bath & Beyond has revealed that it has suffered a data breach, according to a report...
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  • November 2, 2022
    New York edges closer to equal pay as salary...
    THE WHAT? Employers in New York City will be bound to disclose a pay range for every job vacancy...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Saks partners with TerraCycle to launch beauty recycling program
    THE WHAT? Saks has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a beauty recycling program which will encourage shoppers to give...
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  • November 1, 2022
    FuTure Proof: Color Cosmetics 
    How is the color cosmetics industry future-proofing itself for the circular economy? A notoriously difficult product category to share,...
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  • November 1, 2022
    WTO marks 75th anniversary of the General Agreement on...
    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), WTO Deputy Director-General...
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  • November 1, 2022
    WTO opens registration for the World Trade Congress on...
    Under the theme “Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery”, the World Trade Congress on Gender will take place...
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  • November 1, 2022
    WTO Secretariat launches Trade Remedies Data Portal
    The WTO Secretariat on 1 November launched the Trade Remedies Data Portal, an online tool that provides access to...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Beiersdorf 9M 2022: FY guidance raised as sales swell...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has reported its results for the first nine months of the current financial year. The manufacturer...
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  • November 1, 2022
    EU to charge ‘polluting’ cosmetics firms for wastewater treatment
    THE WHAT? The European Union is mulling new legislation that would require cosmetics manufacturers to contribute to the cost...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Will the UK lift ban on animal testing through...
    THE WHAT? A proposal by conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg to wipe out some 2,400 pieces of European legislation via...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Coupang to expand to Southeast Asia via Taiwan base
    THE WHAT? South Korea’s Coupang has announced that it is set to extend its reach to Southeast Asia via...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Coty announces global gender-neutral parental leave policy
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced that, starting today, all employees, regardless of gender will have access to the same...
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  • October 31, 2022
    WTO issues information note on technical barriers to trade...
    The WTO Secretariat issued a new information note on 31 October providing an overview of discussions within the Committee...
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  • October 31, 2022
    France gives EUR 50,000 to boost safe food exports...
    France is contributing EUR 50,000 (approximately CHF 49,000) for 2022 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to...
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  • October 31, 2022
    L’Oréal names President, Mugler Fashion and Fragrances
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has named Daniele Lahana-Aidenbaum Global President of its recently acquired Mugler fashion and fragrance brand, according...
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  • October 31, 2022
    LVMH signs first energy saving deal with Chinese mall...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has announced that it has signed its first partnership with a leading shopping mall owner as...
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  • October 31, 2022
    THG shares rise as sales forecast reaffirmed
    THE WHAT? THG shares have been boosted by an announcement that the British e-commerce operator expected to meet its...
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  • October 31, 2022
    The Estee Lauder Companies names VP/GM Travel Retail Southeast...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has named Bart Dubbeld Vice President / General Manager of its Travel Retail...
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  • October 31, 2022
    Minimalist beauty brand, Lilah B announces closure
    THE WHAT? Minimalist beauty brand, Lilah B has announced that it is to close by the end of the...
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  • October 30, 2022
    Univar Solutions: Catch the Virtual Sun
    Formula Fridays: The Studio Sessions Listen and learn how to formula challenges and solutions with the global team at Univar...
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  • October 30, 2022
    Street Talk 2022: Gen Z Skin Care
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode 8 and find out what would be the perfect skin care product for Alexandra’s...
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  • October 29, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO workshop looks at innovation and access...
    The third in a series of technical workshops jointly hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual...
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  • October 28, 2022
    E-commerce talks progress, aim at issuing a revised negotiating...
    Co-conveners of the e-commerce discussions — Japan, Australia and Singapore — held a series of meetings from 25 to...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Unilever reports record Q3 12.5 percent price increase; raises...
    THE WHAT? Unilever has posted underlying price growth of 12.5 percent in Q3, with turnover increasing by 17.8 percent...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Unilever U.S. recalls dry shampoo over positive benzene contamination 
    THE WHAT? Unilever U.S. has recalled dry shampoo products in the U.S. and Canada from brands such as Dove...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Grupo Boticário acquires men’s beauty brand Dr. Jones
    THE WHAT? Grupo Boticário has acquired Brazilian male beauty brand Dr. Jones for an undisclosed sum. THE DETAILS Grupo Boticário...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Nykaa parent company falls below initial public offering price 
    THE WHAT? Nykaa parent company FSN E-Commerce Ventures has fallen below its initial public offering issue price of 1,125...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Estée Lauder Companies appoints Chris Reid as Vice President...
    THE WHAT? Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has appointed Chris Read as Vice President General Manager of Commercial, ELC UK...
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  • October 27, 2022
    DDG Ellard calls for more strategic multilateralism to address...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated on 27 October in a session on Globalization and Strategic Autonomy as part of...
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  • October 27, 2022
    AmorePacific partners with AI-based start-up Asleep 
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has teamed up with artificial intelligence-based start-up Asleep to verify the performance of skincare products capable...
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  • October 27, 2022
    L’Oréal sued over hair straightening-products cancer claims 
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal is being sued by a Missouri plaintiff who claims she has developed uterine cancer as a...
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  • October 27, 2022
    Luxe beauty brand La Bouche Rouge teams up with...
    THE WHAT? Luxury beauty brand La Bouche Rouge has teamed up with footwear brand Gianvito Rossi on a limited-edition...
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  • October 27, 2022
    L’Occitane continues ‘positive momentum’ with 24.9 percent Q2 sales...
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane has reported continued ‘positive momentum’ despite ‘ongoing headwinds’ in certain markets, with sales growth in...
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  • October 27, 2022
    Beiersdorf names Florian Wolfram new General Manager, Beiersdorf Canada 
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has named Florian Wolfram as its new General Manager, Beiersdorf Canada. THE DETAILS In his new role,...
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  • October 26, 2022
    WTO issues new edition of Trade Profiles
    The WTO issued today (26 October) the latest edition of Trade Profiles, an annual publication providing key data on...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Anti-Dumping Committee reviews members’ notifications of dumping actions and...
    The WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 26 October 2022 to review members’ latest notifications of new, amended...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Ganni teams up with Submission to launch beauty line
    THE WHAT? Scandi fashion brand Ganni has unveiled its first foray into the cosmetics world – a line of...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Henkel names President for Benelux region
    THE WHAT? Henkel has named Stefan Pichler President of its Benelux unit, and General Manager Henkel Consumer Brands, Benelux,...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Johnson & Johnson sells Indian talc plant
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson has sold a manufacturing facility near Hyderabad that has never been in operation, according...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Inolex debuts new corporate identity
    THE WHAT? Inolex has launched a new corporate identity developed in partnership with Pentagram over the course of a...
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  • October 26, 2022
    SAG-AFTRA urges Congress to end hair discrimination by passing...
    THE WHAT? Entertainment union SAG-AFTRA has sent a strongly-worded letter to the US Senate, urging Congress to end hair...
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  • October 25, 2022
    WTO, Caribbean Development Bank strengthen efforts to help small...
    The WTO and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) signed today (25 October) a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Members still falling behind on subsidy notifications, committee hears
    Concerns with delays in the submission of required subsidy notifications by WTO members and incomplete information in the notifications...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Barbados
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Barbados takes place on 25 and 27 October 2022....
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  • October 25, 2022
    Remy Cointreau debuts luxury perfume house, Maison Psyche
    THE WHAT? Alcohol brand Remy Cointreau has announced the launch of a luxury perfume house, Maison Psyche. THE DETAILS The...
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  • October 25, 2022
    L’Oréal teams up with Meta and HEC Paris to...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal, Meta and HEC Paris are teaming up to launch an accelerator for Metaverse-focused start-ups, according to...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Coty cuts ribbon on digital flagship store for Hugo...
    THE WHAT? Coty has opened its largest digital flagship to date in Southeast Asia for its Hugo Boss Fragrances...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Chanel shoots Tara Emad for Middle East-focused campaign
    THE WHAT? Chanel has named Egyptian actor, Tara Emad a ‘friend of the house’, according to a report published...
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  • October 25, 2022
    NYSE suspends trading in Revlon stock
    THE WHAT? The New York Stock Exchange has announced that it has decided to suspend trading in the Class...
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  • October 24, 2022
    Members review safeguard actions on 19 products at committee...
    At the biannual meeting of the Committee on Safeguards on 24 October, WTO members reviewed safeguard actions taken by...
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  • October 24, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges update to WTO rules to address...
    The WTO’s rules governing farm trade have not kept pace with the current challenges to global food markets and...
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  • October 24, 2022
    New study links chemical hair straighteners to uterine cancer 
    THE WHAT? A new study by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that the use of...
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  • October 24, 2022
    L’Oréal Q3 results; mass outpaces luxury as cost of...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has reported Q3 12.0 percent like-for-like sales growth, with the Luxe division falling short to the...
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  • October 24, 2022
    Bath & Body Works launches new product line MOXY
    THE WHAT? Bath & Body Works has launched a new product range called MOXY, a line of new face...
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  • October 24, 2022
    SoftBank sells THG stake at a loss to beauty...
    THE WHAT? SoftBank has sold its stake in THG to Co-Founder Matthew Moulding and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund for...
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  • October 24, 2022
    Douglas appoints Sander van der Laan as Chief Executive...
    THE WHAT? European retailer Douglas has appointed Sander van der Laan as its Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st November,...
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  • October 23, 2022
    Consumer Trend Video Street Talk 2022: Gen Z MakeUp 
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode 7 and find out what’s missing from Niamh’s makeup bag. The post Consumer Trend...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Members affirm environment committee’s importance at end of Trade...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) on 21 October 2022, members underscored the importance...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Johnson & Johnson posts higher sales and earnings; likely...
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has posted higher Q3 sales and earnings, however has conceded that it may...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Macy’s appoints Julie Walsh as Senior Vice President, General...
    THE WHAT? Macy’s has appointed Julie Walsh as Senior Vice President, General Business Manager of Center Core and Beauty. THE...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Max Factor China launches first collaboration with fashion incubator...
    THE WHAT? Coty-owned Max Factor China has launched its first collaboration with fashion incubation community Labelhood. THE DETAILS Labelhood...
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  • October 21, 2022
    London’s West End bosses hit back at Jeremy Hunt’s...
    THE WHAT? Retail bosses in London’s West End have hit back at Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt scrapping...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Ulta boycotted by ‘TERFs’ over podcast featuring trans influencer...
    THE WHAT? Trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) are said to be boycotting Ulta Beauty over it’s The Beauty Of… podcast...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    Trade cooperation needed to support finance ministers and central bankersAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Members welcome AfCFTA’s role in fostering economic growth and...
    WTO members discussed the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in supporting economic growth and development...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Now Natura &Co IS considering spin off of Aesop
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co may have rubbished rumors that it was mulling a sale or spin-off of select brands...
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  • October 20, 2022
    P&G Q1 2023: Net sales inch up 1 percent...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023. In the three...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Revolution Beauty’s Chairman and CEO step down
    THE WHAT? The Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Revolution Beauty have announced that they will be stepping...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Amway ordered to suspend trade in Japan over illegal...
    THE WHAT? Amway has been ordered to suspend recruitment of new members in Japan for six months for violating...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Credo Beauty acquires Follain
    THE WHAT? Credo Beuaty has announced that it has acquired Follain. As part of the acquisition, Credo will absorb...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Members welcome enhanced WCO-WTO cooperation, take note of large...
    Members commended the efforts undertaken by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the WTO to find more agile ways...
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  • October 19, 2022
    P&G urges shareholders to reject mini tender offer
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has issued a statement encouraging stockholders to reject an unsolicited mini tender offer by...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Macellum publishes open letter calling for refresh of Kohl’s...
    THE WHAT? Macellum has published an open letter to its fellow Kohl’s shareholders calling for an ‘immediate and targeted...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Forma Brands on verge of bankruptcy?
    THE WHAT? The owner of Morphe make-up, Lipstick Queen and Jaclyn Cosmetics, Forma Hill is said to be poised...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Japan creates new court for business disputes
    THE WHAT? Japan has combined its Intellectual Property High Court and three bankruptcy divisions into one specialist entity to...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Is the Revlon lender saga over? Judge denies appeal...
    THE WHAT? A long-running dispute between a group of Revlon creditors and Citigroup could be drawing to a close...
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  • October 18, 2022
    DDG Zhang welcomes Kathmandu University School of Management to...
    The WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) on 17-18 October launched trade-capacity building activities at the Kathmandu University School of Management...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Loop Industries and L’Occitane pilot 100 percent recycled PET...
    THE WHAT? Loop Industries and L’Occitane en Provence have unveiled the first fruits of their partnership, aimed at helping...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Ushopal acquires Argentum Apothecary
    THE WHAT? Ushopal has acquired Argentum Apothecary for an undisclosed sum, according to a report published by WWD. The...
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  • October 18, 2022
    New survey finds shoppers don’t trust sustainability claims
    THE WHAT? A new survey conducted by Provenance and London Research reveals that while 91 percent of British shoppers...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Search for sustainable kerosene advances with €30 million grant
    THE WHAT? International research project, Care-o-Sene (Catalyst Research for Sustainable Kerosene) has been granted €30 million in funding by...
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  • October 18, 2022
    No7 teams up with AllBright on menopause campaign
    THE WHAT? WBA-owned No7 has launched a new initiative in partnership with AllBright designed to give perimenopausal and menopausal...
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  • October 17, 2022
    High level event on multilateral trade and environment cooperation:...
    Remarks by Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie PaugamAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • October 17, 2022
    Morocco launches safeguard investigation on inner tubes for bicycles,...
    On 17 October 2022, Morocco notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 3 October 2022 a...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Work fast and work together, speakers urge at opening...
    With the clock ticking on the planet’s future, cooperation across governments and stakeholders is more vital than ever to...
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  • October 17, 2022
    WTO-WCO workshop discusses update of classification system for traded...
    The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the WTO held on 17 October a joint workshop to address the periodical...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Unilever unveils new structure with 5 business groups
    THE WHAT? Unilever has announced that it has moved to an operating model organised around five business groups, namely...
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  • October 17, 2022
    L’Oréal breaks ground on smart operation center in Suzhou
    THE WHAT? Construction has begun on a smart operations hub in China for French beauty behemoth L’Oréal, according to...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Superdrug ushers in price freeze to help shoppers feeling...
    THE WHAT? AS Watson-owned Superdrug has announced that it is freezing the prices of some 5,000 beauty products in...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Kroger and Albertsons announce merger
    THE WHAT? US retail giants Kroger and Albertsons have announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge. THE...
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  • October 17, 2022
    P&G shareholders elect new Board member
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has announced that its shareholders have elected Rajesh Subramaniam, President and CEO of FedEx...
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  • October 16, 2022
    INOLEX: HempHair Hydrating Conditioner
    Making hair care podcast. Listen and learn how to formulate @inolexbeauty HempHair Hydrating Conditioner Click through to www.inolex.com to find out...
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  • October 16, 2022
    Consumer Trend Video Street Talk 2022: Millennial Hair Care
    Watch Street Talk 2022 episode 6 and listen to Kat describe the perfect hair care product for her long,...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Standards transparency champions programme kicks off in Geneva
    The Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement Transparency Champions Programme was formally launched on 10-14 October with an in-person...
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  • October 14, 2022
    DDG Zhang inaugurates the new WTO Chair at the...
    The WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) on 14 October kick-started activities with a new chair institution—the Indian Institute of Foreign...
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  • October 14, 2022
    TBT Symposium on Alleviating Regulatory Bottlenecks in Global Supply...
    Remarks by Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie PaugamAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • October 14, 2022
    Technical Barriers Committee helps strengthen value chains, acts as...
    The WTO’s Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement and the work of the TBT Committee play a vital role...
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  • October 14, 2022
    DDG Ellard discusses trade remedy trends, MC12 outcomes
    In her keynote address to the Seoul International Forum on Trade Remedies on 14 October, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Investment facilitation talks intensify towards achieving “stabilized” negotiating text
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD) on 14 October...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Symposium highlights importance of WTO’s work on easing regulatory...
    At a symposium held at the WTO on 14 October, members and other participants showcased how the WTO can...
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  • October 14, 2022
    WTO members discuss future work on trade in services...
    WTO members discussed how to follow up on outcomes from the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and the way forward...
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  • October 14, 2022
    LUXEPACK NEW YORK 2023
    Dates: 10-11th May 2023 City/Country: NewYork, United States Venue: Javits Center Organizer: IDICE/INFOPRO DIGITAL Website: www.luxepacknewyork.com Category: Supplier: Packaging Event The post LUXEPACK NEW YORK...
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  • October 14, 2022
    IN-COSMETICS GLOBAL 2023
    Dates: 28-30th March 2023 City/Country: Barcelona, Spain Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via Organizer: Reed Exhibitions Limited Website: www.in-cosmetics.com Category: Suppliers: Personal Care Event The post...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Walgreens Boots Alliance Q4 beats industry forecasts; set to...
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance Q4 results have beaten industry forecasts, with the company reporting a US$415 million loss...
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  • October 14, 2022
    TikTok set to launch live shopping in the U.S. 
    THE WHAT? TikTok is set to launch live shopping in the U.S. and is looking to outsource operations to...
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  • October 14, 2022
    L’Oréal Indonesia appoints Junaid Murtaza as new President Director 
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Indonesia has appointed Junaid Murtaza as new President Director, succeeding Umesh Phadke, according to Marketing Interative....
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  • October 14, 2022
    Author set to release book on the rise and...
    THE WHAT? U.S. Author Marisa Meltzer is set to delve into the rise of the Glossier brand in a...
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  • October 14, 2022
    US drug maker Viatris mulls sale of European consumer...
    THE WHAT? US drug maker Viatris is said to be considering a sale of its US$3 billion European consumer-health...
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  • October 13, 2022
    WTO to hold Trade and Environment Week on 17-21...
    The WTO is organizing the third edition of Trade and Environment Week, which will take place from 17 to...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Members seek to advance transparency decision for non-preferential rules...
    WTO members have agreed to ask the chair of the Committee on Rules of Origin to consult with delegations...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Members discuss extending MC12 TRIPS Decision to COVID-19 diagnostics...
    WTO members advanced discussions on whether to extend the TRIPS Decision adopted in June at the 12th WTO Ministerial...
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  • October 13, 2022
    LVMH Q3 beats estimates thanks to the resilience of...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has beaten industry estimates with its Q3 results thanks to continued demand for high-end handbags as...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Appointment of cannabis expert at FDA heralded by U.S....
    THE WHAT? The appointment of a cannabis policy expert at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Former Sephora stores reopen in Russia; renamed as Ile...
    THE WHAT? Former LVMH-owned Sephora stores have reopened in Russia under the new ownership of Ile de Beauté. THE DETAILS...
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  • October 13, 2022
    A.S Watson launches AI-powered Skinfie Lab in collaboration with...
    THE WHAT? A.S. Watson has announced the regional launch of Skinfie Lab, a skin analysis tool that creates highly...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Chanel appoints new all-female Global Creative Make-up Partners
    THE WHAT? Chanel has announced the appointment of make-up artists Ammy Drammeh, Cécile Paravina and Valentina Li as Global...
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  • October 12, 2022
    WTO, IFC launch joint publication on trade finance in...
    A joint publication on “Trade Finance in West Africa” was launched by Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and International Finance Corporation...
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  • October 12, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO to hold workshop on innovation and...
    The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO will hold on 28 October...
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  • October 12, 2022
    DDG González: “More cooperation on digital will create trade...
    It has become increasingly clear that the absence of global approaches to digital trade is leading to uncertainty and...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Group on small business discusses implementation of 2020 recommendations,...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held on 12 October,...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Djibouti
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti takes place on 12 and 14 October 2022....
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  • October 12, 2022
    Coty unveils new corporate purpose, vision and values
    THE WHAT? Coty has unveiled its new corporate identity and company purpose. Centred around the value of ‘fearless kindness’,...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Henkel issues recall for Joico hair dye
    THE WHAT? Henkel has issued a voluntary recall notice for a batch of its Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder...
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  • October 12, 2022
    China’s Giant Biogene Holding and Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic to...
    THE WHAT? Chinese skin care firms, Giant Biogene Holding and Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic have been given the go-ahead to...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Medmix names new Head of Geka
    THE WHAT? Medmix has appointed Oliver Vogel as the new Head of its beauty brand Geka, effective immediately. THE DETAILS...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Maybelline NY launches free mental health training in colleges
    THE WHAT? Maybelline NY has partnered with The Jed Foundation to create Brave Talk, a free expert-developed training designed...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Plastics Dialogue advances on ministerial mandate to seek outcomes...
    Participants in the Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade met for their third plenary meeting on...
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  • October 11, 2022
    WTO members discuss implementation of Information Technology Agreement, new...
    Participants in the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) met on 11 October to discuss implementation issues relating to the...
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  • October 11, 2022
    India launches safeguard investigation on “PVC suspension resins with...
    On 11 October 2022, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 16 September 2022 a...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Members and partner organizations look into future priorities for...
    WTO members, international financial institutions and observer organisations discussed the future direction of the Aid for Trade initiative and...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Dove brings its real beauty campaign to the metaverse
    THE WHAT? Unilever-owned Dove is launching Real Virtual Beauty, a series of actions supported by partners across the games...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Guess who’s back? Sephora to relaunch in UK as...
    THE WHAT? Sephora is set to re-launch onto the UK market, according to a report published by Vogue Business....
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  • October 11, 2022
    Now Valentino announces blackouts
    THE WHAT? Valentino has announced that it will be switching off the lights in stores at 10pm each night...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Hope on the horizon for Japanese department stores as...
    THE WHAT? Shares in Japanese department stores started to climb after the country announced an end to travel restrictions...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Henkel launches new B2B hair care brand, SalonLab&Me
    THE WHAT? Henkel-owned Schwarzkopf Professional has announced the launch of a new salon brand, SalonLab&Me, which combines hairdresser expertise...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Count on WTO in coordinated action to fight food...
    The WTO delivered important outcomes at its 12th Ministerial Conference in June and is actively engaged in many international...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Members brainstorm on initiating “second wave” of WTO fisheries...
    WTO members met at an informal retreat in the French town of Evian-les-Bains on 10 October in order to...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Brazil seeks to join Agreement on Trade in Civil...
    The Committee on Trade in Civil Aircraft discussed today (10 October) the process for reviewing Brazil’s application to join...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Colombia initiates appeal arbitration in frozen fries dispute, discloses...
    Colombia has initiated arbitration proceedings under Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) to review the findings of...
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  • October 10, 2022
    P&G Beauty names Chief Communications Officer
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has named Anitra Marsh as Chief Communications Officer for its P&G Beauty division, according...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Yatsen sued by investors over share price
    THE WHAT? Yatsen and its largest shareholder, Hillhouse Capital, are being sued by investors in the Chinese cosmetics firm...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Essence Makeup makes its debut in the gaming space
    THE WHAT? Essence Makeup has announced the launch of its first campaign in the gaming space with an activation...
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  • October 10, 2022
    The Estee Lauder Companies participates in UN General Assembly
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that it led, convened and participated in several events as part...
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  • October 10, 2022
    US talc suits blocked while Johnson & Johnson Chapter...
    THE WHAT? A US judge has stayed two court cases brought by states against Johnson & Johnson over the...
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  • October 9, 2022
    INOLEX: SativaSkin Priming Serum with CBD 
    Making Skin Care Podcast Listen and learn how to formulate @inolexbeauty SativaSkin Priming Serum with CBD Click through to...
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  • October 7, 2022
    DDG Paugam on World Cotton Day: WTO must help...
    Speaking in the high-level segment held during World Cotton Day on 7 October at the headquarters of the UN...
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  • October 7, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala stresses importance of SPS, TBT transparency to...
    Speaking on 3 October at the launch of the new Transparency Champions courses, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala underlined the importance...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Officials from French-speaking African countries complete a three-week course...
    A total of 26 government officials from 11 African countries classified as least developed countries (LDCs) attended a WTO...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Beauty Pie report shows cost-of-living crisis is driving era...
    THE WHAT? A new report by Beauty Pie has discovered that the cost-of-living crisis is driving an era of...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Target appoints Prat Vemana as Executive Vice President, Chief...
    THE WHAT? Target has announced the appointment of Prat Vemana as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Product officer,...
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