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  • June 30, 2022
    New joint publication highlights benefits of paperless trade
    A new joint publication draws attention to the technical and legal tools that may be used by governments to...
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  • June 30, 2022
    Members welcome MC12 commitment to address dispute settlement
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 June, WTO members took the floor to welcome...
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  • June 30, 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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  • June 29, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
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  • June 28, 2022
    DDG Paugam cites need for closer WCO-WTO cooperation to...
    Speaking at the World Customs Organization’s “Green Customs Global Conference” on 28 June, WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam called...
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  • June 28, 2022
    EIF partnership helping LDCs enhance trade capacities, Annual Report...
    The 2021 Annual Report of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), released on 28 June, highlights how the EIF partnership...
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  • June 28, 2022
    Costa Rica National University launches activities under WTO Chairs...
    A high-level event on 28 June formally launched the activities of the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica under the...
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  • June 28, 2022
    Fisheries subsidies deal will contribute to sustainable blue economy:...
    The recent agreement by WTO members to eliminate the most harmful fisheries subsidies will contribute to the development of...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Virtual event marks launch of 2022 Small Business Champions...
    On the occasion of MSMEs Day (27 June), a virtual event was held to launch the 2022 edition of...
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  • June 27, 2022
    DDG González: “More cooperation on services trade key to...
    In her remarks at the Second Annual Global Trade Week 2022, hosted by Economist Impact on 27 June, Deputy...
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  • June 27, 2022
    WTO issues research papers on small business and international...
    The WTO has published on the occasion of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (27 June) three research papers...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Photo project shows human faces behind trade diplomacy
    A photo presentation entitled “Faces of Trade Diplomacy”, aimed at making trade more accessible to the public, was published...
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  • June 27, 2022
    WTO members review six free trade agreements, stress importance...
    WTO members considered six free trade agreements between Ukraine and Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and Jordan,...
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  • June 27, 2022
    Agriculture meeting discusses MC12 outcomes, food security, Nairobi and...
    Food security remained high on the agenda at the meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture on 27-28 June....
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  • June 24, 2022
    DDG Ellard addresses the role of multilateralism in a...
    On 24 June, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard delivered a keynote speech to the 2021-2022 Advanced Master Programmes of the...
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  • June 23, 2022
    WTO rolls out Trade Connectivity Heatmap to highlight bilateral...
    The WTO is launching today (23 June) the Trade Connectivity Heatmap, a new visualisation tool designed to give a...
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  • June 23, 2022
    Barometer indicates continued services trade recovery despite Ukraine conflict
    World services trade continued to grow into the second quarter of 2022, indicating resilience to the conflict in Ukraine...
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  • June 22, 2022
    Members laud Ministerial Declaration addressing food safety, animal, plant...
    WTO members welcomed the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Declaration on new challenges affecting food safety and animal and plant...
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  • June 22, 2022
    STDF Annual Report shows strong partnerships keep safe trade...
    The latest Annual Report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), launched on 22 June, spotlights how ongoing...
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  • June 21, 2022
    Uzbekistan reaffirms commitment to intensify WTO accession efforts
    Uzbekistan stressed its commitment to work together with WTO members to make rapid progress in its WTO accession process....
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  • June 21, 2022
    Australia pledges AUD 2.9 million to boost developing-country exports...
    Australia is contributing AUD 2.9 million (approximately CHF 2 million) to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) deepen...
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  • June 21, 2022
    DDG González: “Now more than ever, business needs the...
    Speaking at a meeting of more than 800 Spanish business leaders in San Sebastián on 21 June, WTO Deputy...
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  • June 21, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Ghana
    The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Ghana takes place on 21 and 23 June 2022....
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  • June 20, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    MC12: more than meets the eyeAll copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • June 20, 2022
    Development Committee welcomes MC12 decision on e-commerce work programme
    WTO members welcomed at a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development on 20 June the decision taken...
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  • June 17, 2022
    MC12 Closing Session
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  • June 17, 2022
    WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at...
    WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multilaterally negotiated outcomes on...
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  • June 15, 2022
    WTO 12th Ministerial Conference extended by one day to...
    The 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) has been extended by one day, until Thursday 16 June, in order to...
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  • June 15, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala meets with business, civil society representatives on...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 15 June exchanged views with civil society representatives on the state of play of...
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  • June 14, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called today (14 June) on members to go the extra mile to find convergence on the...
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  • June 14, 2022
    Parliamentarians show strong support for WTO and role of...
    A delegation of parliamentarians presented Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala with a statement today (14 June) expressing strong support for the...
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  • June 14, 2022
    WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism readied to provide support for...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 14 June introduced the WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism, which is envisioned to support developing and...
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  • June 13, 2022
    Georgia, Timor-Leste and United Arab Emirates join initiative on...
    At a press conference held on 13 June during the 12th Ministerial Conference, Georgia, Timor-Leste and the United Arab...
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  • June 13, 2022
    Co-convenors welcome good progress in e-commerce talks, launch capacity-building...
    Ministers of Australia, Japan and Singapore — co-convenors of WTO e-commerce negotiations — have welcomed the good results achieved...
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  • June 13, 2022
    Trade ministers present early results, pledge to advance plastics...
    Trade ministers representing the six co-coordinators of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade —...
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  • June 13, 2022
    WTO response to the pandemic, trade and food security...
    WTO members today (13 June) engaged in intense discussions and negotiations to get closer to meaningful outcomes on the...
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  • June 13, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes trade ministers’ efforts to build a...
    At a 13 June meeting on the margins of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met...
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  • June 13, 2022
    WTO members share early results and plans to ramp...
    Co-sponsors of three separate environmental talks at the WTO announced on 13 June, at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12),...
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  • June 12, 2022
    Members urged to address needs of women entrepreneurs at...
    WTO members must step up work to ensure that trade and trade rules better serve women amid disruptions posed...
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  • June 12, 2022
    MC12 Opening Session: Opening remarks by the Director-General
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  • June 12, 2022
    Ministers’ statements published as MC12 kicks-off in Geneva
    Pre-recorded and written statements delivered by trade ministers and heads of delegation have been posted on the WTO website...
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  • June 12, 2022
    Trade and gender co-chairs affirm commitment to gender equality...
    The three co-chairs of the Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender — Botswana, El Salvador and Iceland —...
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  • June 12, 2022
    Members urged to demonstrate the WTO can deliver for...
    WTO members were urged at the opening session of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on 12 June...
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  • June 11, 2022
    LDC trade ministers welcome renewed cooperation between WTO and...
    WTO Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mr Sandagdorj Erdenebileg of the UN High Representative for Least-Developed Countries signed a...
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  • June 11, 2022
    WTO, Commonwealth Secretariat strengthen efforts to boost trade capacity...
    The WTO and the Commonwealth Secretariat signed today (11 June) a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation between the...
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  • June 11, 2022
    Australia contributes CHF 70,000 to support LDCs’ participation in...
    Australia is contributing just over CHF 70,000 to help government officials from least-developed countries (LDCs) take part in the...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Draft texts on WTO response to pandemic, IP response...
    Negotiators in Geneva finalized their work on 10 June regarding two draft texts setting out a WTO response to...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Japan gives CHF 125,000 to help LDCs engage in...
    Japan is contributing CHF 125,000 in 2022 to cover the travel expenses of officials traveling to Geneva to participate...
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  • June 10, 2022
    Revised draft agreement on fisheries subsidies sets stage for...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 10 June submitted to WTO members...
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  • June 9, 2022
    WTO Chairs Programme activities launched in Peru
    A high-level launch event was held on 9 June by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú to mark the start...
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  • June 9, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala, Chair urge members to support draft agriculture...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged members to move ahead on the basis of three revised draft negotiating texts introduced...
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  • June 8, 2022
    WTO report highlights role of trade in meeting SDGs...
    The WTO has highlighted the role of trade in helping countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in a report...
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  • June 8, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala and negotiations chair join call to ‘stop...
    On the occasion of World Ocean Day on 8 June, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Santiago Wills, chair of...
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  • June 8, 2022
    Working group on small business launches Trade4MSMEs network
    The Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) on 8 June launched the Trade4MSMEs network, a...
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  • June 7, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges members to seize opportunity at MC12...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on WTO members to make one final effort to deliver substantive results at...
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  • June 7, 2022
    WTO updates joint indicative list of critical COVID-19 vaccine...
    The WTO Secretariat has updated the joint indicative list compiling information on critical inputs for the manufacturing, distributing and...
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  • June 7, 2022
    WTO resumes in-person training courses in Geneva
    A group of 26 government officials from developing countries and least-developed countries started the first in-person training course at...
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  • June 7, 2022
    DDG Paugam highlights WTO role in promoting sustainable agriculture
    At the 2022 edition of the International Grains Conference on 7 June, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam stressed the...
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  • June 4, 2022
    Chair introduces streamlined agriculture negotiation texts for MC12
    At a meeting on 4 June, the chair of the agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), introduced...
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  • June 3, 2022
    Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on paints
    On 3 June 2022, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 June 2022 a...
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  • June 3, 2022
    WTO-World Bank publication stresses key role of trade in...
    Trade plays a critical role in ensuring access to medical goods and services during global health crises such as...
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  • June 3, 2022
    WTO launches first online Regional Trade Policy Course for...
    Twenty-four government officials from 14 WTO members and observers are attending the WTO’s first online Regional Trade Policy Course...
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  • June 2, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time for members to show restraint and...
    At an agriculture negotiating meeting for delegation heads on 1-2 June, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the...
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  • June 2, 2022
    New report highlights positive impact of WTO technical assistance...
    The WTO Technical Assistance Annual Report, published on 2 June, outlines how the WTO Secretariat delivered training activities to...
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  • June 1, 2022
    Deadline for submitting proposals for 2022 Public Forum extended...
    The deadline for submitting proposals for this year’s Public Forum — entitled “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition...
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  • June 1, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    From confrontation to cooperation on subsidies. Let’s start with conversation.All copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • June 1, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: New Zealand
    The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of New Zealand takes place on 1 and 3 June...
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  • May 31, 2022
    WTO members discuss key findings of Aid for Trade...
    WTO members and Aid for Trade partner organizations discussed at a workshop on 31 May the key findings of...
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  • May 31, 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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  • May 31, 2022
    Members adopt panel reports in fresh avocados, steel safeguards...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 31 May, WTO members adopted two panel reports, one...
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  • May 30, 2022
    In Davos, DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for global solidarity in...
    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged government and business leaders to come together through...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Deadline of 1 June for submitting proposals for 2022...
    Proposals for this year’s Public Forum — entitled “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action” — must...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Exports of intermediate goods see continued growth in fourth...
    World exports of intermediate goods (IGs) continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2021, increasing by 21 per...
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  • May 25, 2022
    Online training on WTO activities concludes for officials from...
    A total of 40 participants from 17 of the world’s poorest countries completed, on 25 May, a five-week introductory...
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  • May 24, 2022
    New study looks at challenges and opportunities of LDCs’...
    The WTO launched on 24 May a paper that explores the impact of WTO accession on least-developed countries (LDCs)...
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  • May 24, 2022
    DDG Paugam: WTO is actively participating in efforts to...
    Keeping trade open, monitoring governments’ trade measures and reducing market distortions are the three lines of action the WTO...
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  • May 24, 2022
    Plastics dialogue discusses MC12 plans, next steps to implement...
    At a meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) on 24 May,...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Goods barometer remains flat as Ukraine conflict, COVID-19 weigh...
    The conflict in Ukraine and recent pandemic-related lockdowns in China appear to be dampening global goods trade in the...
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  • May 23, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines need to help African small businesses...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala underscored the pressing need for trade finance in African countries, especially for small businesses, at a...
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  • May 23, 2022
    Members reach consensus on 2022 chairs for subsidiary bodies...
    WTO members reached consensus on 23 May on a slate of names of the chairpersons for the 14 subsidiary...
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  • May 23, 2022
    High-level event marks Uzbek university joining WTO Chairs Programme
    The University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Uzbekistan held a high-level event on 23 May 2022 to...
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  • May 20, 2022
    Chair of fisheries subsidies negotiations reports on progress made...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 20 May reported to members on...
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  • May 20, 2022
    WTO virtual event looks at finance and trade lessons...
    A virtual event organized by the WTO on 20 May looked at the finance and trade lessons learned from...
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  • May 19, 2022
    DDG González: “Trade is essential to win the fight...
    Speaking at an event on trade and environment in Latin America and the Caribbean on 19 May hosted by...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Co-convenors update participants on latest progress in e-commerce discussions
    At a “transparency” meeting on 19 May, participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce received updates from the facilitators...
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  • May 19, 2022
    WTO accession for the Comoros moves towards final stages
    WTO members noted the substantial progress made by the Comoros towards concluding WTO accession negotiations, especially in the bilateral...
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  • May 19, 2022
    Agriculture negotiators strive for results in final stretch to...
    WTO members have intensified work on achieving outcomes in agriculture that would respond to the looming food crisis and...
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  • May 18, 2022
    DDG Paugam highlights public-private sector dialogue in addressing supply...
    Improved dialogue between the public and private sectors is indispensable in better understanding the challenges facing global supply chains...
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  • May 18, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
    The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein takes place on 18 and 20...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Registration opens for virtual event on finance and trade...
    With the objective of supporting ongoing discussions about the finance and trade lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic over...
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  • May 17, 2022
    WTO launches new WTO data portal
    The WTO has launched a new WTO data portal to provide easy access to key databases offering trade statistics...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Members review notification activity on national customs legislation
    WTO members reviewed the status of notifications of national customs legislation as well as questions regarding that legislation at...
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  • May 16, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on LDCs to focus on most...
    Delivering the opening address at the “South-South Dialogue on Least-developed Countries (LDCs) and Development” on 16 May in Geneva,...
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  • May 16, 2022
    DG receives letter from environmental groups seeking global deal...
    Representatives of nearly 200 environmental organizations on 16 May presented a letter for WTO members to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,...
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  • May 16, 2022
    Members discuss e-commerce, trade concerns and LDCs’ participation in...
    WTO members addressed implementation of the services waiver for least-developed countries (LDCs), which seeks to boost their participation in...
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  • May 13, 2022
    Spring sessions of WTO Training Course on Trade and...
    A total of 53 government officials representing over 30 WTO members have completed the WTO Training Course on Trade...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing...
    WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    Moving towards a WTO deal on COVID-19 vaccines?All copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • May 12, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala shares views with international agency heads on...
    In meetings this week with the heads of leading UN System international agencies, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said that...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Members discuss potential outcome on cotton at MC12, World...
    At the WTO’s Cotton Days meetings on 11-12 May, the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other...
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  • May 10, 2022
    Members welcome Quad document as basis for text-based negotiations...
    At a General Council meeting on 10 May, WTO members agreed that the outcome document emerging from the informal...
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  • May 10, 2022
    “This might well be our Bretton Woods moment. Let’s...
    In her opening remarks at the 12th RSIS-WTO Virtual Parliamentarian Workshop on 10 May, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed...
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  • May 10, 2022
    STDF, Asian Development Bank champion “smart” regulations to promote...
    Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) experts shared how they use Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs) in Bhutan, the Philippines and Sri...
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  • May 9, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges WTO members to “meet the many...
    Speaking to a meeting of the General Council on 9 May, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on WTO members...
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  • May 9, 2022
    Foreign Trade University in Viet Nam launches activities under...
    A high-level event was held at the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi (FTU) on 9 May to launch its...
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  • May 6, 2022
    TRIPS Council hears initial reactions to Quad’s outcome document...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 6 May, WTO members...
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  • May 6, 2022
    STDF partners explore impact of climate change on the...
    Worldwide sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) experts participated on 3-6 May in the first-ever Climate Change Week organized by the...
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  • May 5, 2022
    Transparency, analysis, cooperation key to address trade impacts of...
    Transparency is an essential first step to understanding how government subsidies impact international trade and how to minimize any...
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  • May 4, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Members can deliver results at MC12 despite...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 4 May called on WTO members to push as hard as they can to bridge...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Media accreditation for 12th Ministerial Conference re-opens
    The WTO is re-opening accreditation to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) for a limited number of journalists and media...
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  • May 4, 2022
    World Trade Congress on Gender: Deadline for submitting papers...
    Applicants interested in showcasing their research findings at the World Trade Congress on Gender, to be held on 5-7...
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  • May 4, 2022
    Members, partner organizations outline priorities for Aid for Trade...
    WTO members and Aid-for-Trade partner organizations outlined current projects and priorities for the forthcoming Global Review of Aid for...
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  • May 3, 2022
    Quad’s outcome document on IP COVID-19 response made public
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala put forward on 3 May the outcome document that emerged from the informal process conducted...
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  • May 2, 2022
    WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum
    Online registration for the 2022 Public Forum is now open. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Towards a...
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  • May 2, 2022
    WTO, generic drug makers explore cooperation for increased access...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the CEO Advisory Committee of the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) held...
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  • April 29, 2022
    WTO launches new database compiling over 100 studies on...
    The new WTO Research Database on Trade and Gender, launched on 29 April, brings together more than 100 studies...
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  • April 29, 2022
    Members commend Timor-Leste’s proactive approach to advance WTO...
    WTO members welcomed the active engagement and concrete steps taken by Timor-Leste in recent months in its endeavour to...
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  • April 29, 2022
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding EU safeguard measures...
    On 29 April, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Turkey in “European Union —...
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  • April 28, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala concludes US mission
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met on 28 April with US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to discuss prospects for the upcoming...
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  • April 28, 2022
    Turkey initiates arbitration procedure in pharmaceuticals dispute, discloses panel...
    Turkey informed WTO members on 28 April that it has initiated arbitration proceedings under Article 25 of the Dispute...
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  • April 27, 2022
    National Foreign Trade Council: Strengthening the WTO and the...
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  • April 27, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges US business to continue backing the...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 27 April urged the US business community to continue supporting the WTO and the multilateral...
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  • April 27, 2022
    Anti-Dumping Committee reviews members’ notifications, reports at first 2022...
    At its first regular meeting of 2022 on 27 April, the WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices reviewed the latest...
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  • April 27, 2022
    MC12 outcome must help end hunger, improve food security,...
    The chair of the agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), highlighted at a meeting on 27 April...
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  • April 27, 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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  • April 27, 2022
    Members commit to engagement on dispute settlement reform
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on 27 April, members expressed their commitment to engage in discussions...
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  • April 26, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade has central role in addressing food...
    Record food prices and a worsening food security context have given new urgency to the role of trade...
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  • April 26, 2022
    Members discuss improving data collection on trade in essential...
    The Committee on Market Access held on 26 April the second experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods, with members reporting...
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  • April 25, 2022
    Dates fixed for 12th Ministerial Conference in June
    In a communication forwarded to WTO members on 25 April, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the 12th Ministerial...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Goods Council addresses high number of trade concerns, notification...
    The Council for Trade in Goods discussed 41 trade concerns on measures maintained or newly introduced by WTO members...
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  • April 22, 2022
    Greater international cooperation needed on subsidies data, analysis and...
    Greater international cooperation is needed to improve information and analysis on subsidies and their impact, which would in turn...
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  • April 21, 2022
    Korea contributes CHF 260,000 to enhance developing countries’ trading...
    The Republic of Korea is donating KRW 339 million (approximately CHF 260,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs)...
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  • April 19, 2022
    DDG Ellard: More cooperation, trade and stronger institutions needed...
    In her opening remarks at the 7th Annual AGOA Spring Conference on 19 April, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard discussed...
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  • April 19, 2022
    DG calls on Brazil’s support in preventing food crisis,...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala concluded a two-day trip to Brazil on 18-19 April, her first to Latin America as head...
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  • April 18, 2022
    Multilateralism “must be reimagined and fit for purpose,” DG...
    Brazil, and in particular its powerhouse agri-food sector, has benefited from open markets provided by the multilateral trading system,...
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  • April 14, 2022
    Seven-week online course concludes for senior officials from developing...
    A total of 84 senior government officials from more than 40 English-speaking developing and least-developed countries concluded a seven-week...
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  • April 13, 2022
    Model WTO concludes 2022 edition
    Over 70 students from around the world have completed “Model WTO”, an annual, week-long simulation of WTO negotiations organized...
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  • April 13, 2022
    World Bank, IMF, WFP and WTO call for urgent...
    The heads of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and...
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  • April 13, 2022
    WTO panel issues report regarding Costa Rican import restrictions...
    On 13 April, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Mexico in “Costa Rica —...
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  • April 12, 2022
    WTO-WEF publication looks at policy approaches to harness “TradeTech”...
    The set of technologies known as “TradeTech” promises more efficient, inclusive and sustainable trade in the future, but there...
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  • April 12, 2022
    Russia-Ukraine conflict puts fragile global trade recovery at risk
    Prospects for the global economy have darkened since the outbreak of war in Ukraine on 24 February, prompting WTO...
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  • April 11, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO launch trilateral COVID-19 technical assistance platform
    The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO launched on 11 April 2022...
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  • April 11, 2022
    Global Review of Aid for Trade to take place...
    The Eighth Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place from 27 to 29 July, with the theme...
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  • April 11, 2022
    WTO Secretariat note examines impact of the crisis in...
    The war in Ukraine has not only created a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions but has also dealt a...
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  • April 9, 2022
    Supply chains are essential to trade, job creation, and...
    Speaking on behalf of the Director-General on 9 April at a conference in Bonn organized by the International Organisation...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Members accept Korean-US request for extra time for talks...
    WTO members agreed at a special meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body on 8 April to give Korea and...
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  • April 8, 2022
    Members advance work to improve transparency in import licensing...
    As part of overall efforts to improve transparency, WTO members advanced work to ensure that import licensing procedures remain...
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  • April 8, 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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  • April 7, 2022
    Webinar revisits trade preferences and factors impacting their use
    A webinar hosted by the WTO Secretariat on 7 April once again brought together government officials as well as...
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  • April 7, 2022
    Working group hears updates on work related to small...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held on 7 April,...
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  • April 6, 2022
    Participants reflect on future work of the ITA Committee
    At a meeting of the Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products on 6...
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  • April 5, 2022
    Members reinvigorate Trade Facilitation Agreement monitoring following last year’s...
    Building on the first review of the operation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) conducted in 2021, WTO members...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Trade must be part of the global effort to...
    International efforts to reduce plastics waste and promote more sustainable use of plastics must include a better understanding of...
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  • March 31, 2022
    DDG Ellard: WTO is essential to the rules-based international...
    In her address to the Steering Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on 31 March, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard provided...
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  • March 31, 2022
    WTO launches book on trade in knowledge in today’s...
    The WTO launched a new book entitled “Trade in Knowledge: Intellectual Property, Trade and Development in a Transformed Global...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Members welcome COVID-19 trade-related measures report, agree on future...
    Members welcomed the latest update on export restrictions and prohibitions and trade-easing measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, which...
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  • March 31, 2022
    Members launch discussions under trade and environmental sustainability work...
    WTO members taking part in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions (TESSD) met on 31 March to initiate...
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  • March 31, 2022
    New WTO statistics dashboard provides graphical presentation of trade...
    The WTO on 31 March launched a new data visualization tool that provides users with quick, at-a-glance information on...
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  • March 31, 2022
    General Council endorses final decision on Bali tariff rate...
    WTO members reached an important agreement on 31 March which will help address continued “underfill” of tariff rate quotas...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Plastics dialogue emphasizes need for international collaboration, cooperation
    At a meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) on 30 March,...
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  • March 30, 2022
    EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding UK low carbon...
    The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United Kingdom regarding UK measures relating to the promotion...
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  • March 30, 2022
    WTO releases update to statistical profiles on trade in...
    The WTO on 30 March released statistical profiles covering 66 economies, which reveal the domestic and foreign value-added contents...
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  • March 30, 2022
    WTO issues inventory of COVID-19 information resources
    The WTO has published a compilation of information resources, such as databases and reports, that provide information and data...
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  • March 30, 2022
    WTO launches call for proposals for 2022 Public Forum
    The WTO has issued a call for proposals for this year’s Public Forum, whose theme is “Towards a sustainable...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Plenary Meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution...
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  • March 30, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Pakistan
    The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Pakistan takes place on 30 March and 1 April...
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  • March 29, 2022
    WTO, WCO launch publication on role of latest technologies...
    A joint publication launched by the WTO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) at a virtual webinar on 29...
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  • March 29, 2022
    Estonia donates EUR 20,000 to help developing economies boost...
    Estonia has contributed EUR 20,000 (CHF 20,500) in 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) increase their...
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  • March 29, 2022
    WTO members review UK-Turkey, UK-Singapore and China-Mauritius trade agreements
    WTO members considered free trade agreements (FTAs) between the United Kingdom and Turkey, the United Kingdom and Singapore, and...
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  • March 29, 2022
    DDG González: Resilient supply chains call for trade diversification,...
    Continued supply chain disruptions are no cause for a retreat from trade, Deputy Director-General Anabel González said at the...
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  • March 29, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    Supply chain challenges and heightened uncertainty: How can the WTO help?All copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • March 28, 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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  • March 28, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: “This is not the time to retreat...
    Trade can help WTO members adjust to, and overcome, the shocks of events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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  • March 28, 2022
    Members continue push to commence Appellate Body appointment process
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 March, a large group of members continued their...
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  • March 25, 2022
    DDG Zhang encourages Uzbekistan to maintain positive WTO accession...
    Speaking at the opening session of the first Tashkent International Investment Forum held in Tashkent on 24-26 March, Deputy...
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  • March 25, 2022
    WTO rules on product standards help align carbon content...
    WTO rules on product standards and regulations play an important role in ensuring countries’ methodologies for measuring carbon content...
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  • March 24, 2022
    Canada commits CAD 200,000 to support developing-country exports of...
    Canada is contributing CAD 200,000 (approximately CHF 150,000) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) engage more actively in...
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  • March 23, 2022
    Prime Minister of Barbados: The centre of new global...
    Open and equitable international trade is at the centre of reinventing the global order to address the world’s most...
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  • March 22, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: United Arab Emirates
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of the United Arab Emirates takes place on 22 and...
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  • March 21, 2022
    WTO offers unique forum for dialogue on global supply...
    The WTO can play an important role in strengthening global supply chains and helping promote economic recovery from the...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Focus on food safety, trade opportunities for Africa on...
    To mark International Francophonie Day, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) partnered with the permanent missions of Canada...
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  • March 21, 2022
    Agriculture negotiators chart path towards MC12
    WTO agriculture negotiators met on 21 March to discuss the way forward ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12),...
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  • March 18, 2022
    Plastics dialogue launches three workstreams to advance discussions
    Participants in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) launched on 18 March discussions...
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  • March 17, 2022
    DDG González: the trading system, a crucial ally in...
    Trade policy is health policy, and WTO members have a unique responsibility to leverage the full force of trade...
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  • March 17, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala hails achievements of Agriculture Committee following its...
    At a special event on 17 March to mark the 100th session of the Committee on Agriculture, Director-General Ngozi...
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  • March 16, 2022
    Agriculture Committee’s 100th session discusses food security, farm policies,...
    At the 100th session of the Committee on Agriculture on 15-16 March, members examined multiple farm trade policies, updated...
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  • March 16, 2022
    WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes breakthrough on COVID-19 vaccine waiver
    World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today warmly welcomed the breakthrough among four WTO Members on a waiver of...
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  • March 15, 2022
    2022 Public Forum to focus on theme of sustainable...
    The WTO’s 2022 Public Forum, to be held from 27 to 30 September, will look at how trade can...
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  • March 15, 2022
    DDG Zhang: trade for peace, one of the raisons...
    The trade for peace agenda was taken for granted for years and it took a group of fragile and...
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  • March 15, 2022
    Standards committee advances transparency, discusses accreditation and digital issues
    At meetings of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 8-11 March, WTO members discussed accreditation and...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Two programmes for interns from developing countries, LDCs get...
    Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang welcomed 32 interns from developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) at a ceremony launching two ten-month...
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  • March 11, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala expresses sorrow with “unjustified, unnecessary war” in...
    Speaking at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva on 11 March, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
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  • March 11, 2022
    Members share experiences on e-commerce, talk LDC services waiver...
    WTO members shared experiences in the digital sphere and discussed operationalizing the services waiver for least-developed countries (LDCs) at...
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  • March 10, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes project in support of African Continental...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has welcomed a new project aimed at helping eight African countries operationalize the African Continental...
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  • March 10, 2022
    Members updated on high-level talks aimed at finding convergence...
    WTO members were updated on the high-level political consultations taking place to try to find a landing zone on...
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  • March 10, 2022
    DDG González: The WTO’s work on trade facilitation benefits...
    Deputy Director-General Anabel González joined Robert Skidmore, host of the Trade Splaining podcast, on 10 March to discuss the...
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  • March 9, 2022
    Prime Minister of Barbados to be first guest speaker...
    H.E. Ms Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, will be the first guest speaker of the WTO’s...
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  • March 9, 2022
    DDG González: Trade cooperation essential for fairer, greener and...
    Deputy Director-General Anabel González joined Dr Fred Olayele, host of the podcast “Inclusive Economics for Impact”, to discuss the...
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  • March 9, 2022
    WTO Gender Research Hub thinks up ways to address...
    Research findings on trade finance are aligned with experiences of women entrepreneurs, according to insights shared during the first...
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  • March 8, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Women must be at the centre of...
    Trade must be used as a vehicle for ending the marginalization of women in the global economy amid widening...
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  • March 8, 2022
    WTO Secretariat initiates gender equality and inclusion audit on...
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced on 8 March that the WTO Secretariat is...
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  • March 8, 2022
    WTO Gender Research Hub launches call for papers for...
    The WTO Gender Research Hub has issued a call for papers for the first edition of the World Trade...
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  • March 7, 2022
    DDG González: We need a plan, not just a...
    Faced with a rapidly changing trade landscape, WTO members need a plan to coordinate national trade initiatives so that...
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  • March 7, 2022
    International organizations discuss how to ensure rapid delivery, administration...
    The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization held high-level...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Members exchange views on challenges, lessons learnt on trade...
    The Committee on Market Access held on 4 March its first experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods. Members engaged in...
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  • March 4, 2022
    WTO to host Global Supply Chains Forum to explore...
    The WTO will bring together on 21 March stakeholders from every part of global supply chains to share perspectives...
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  • March 4, 2022
    Japan provides CHF 160,000 to strengthen developing countries’ trade...
    Japan has contributed over CHF 160,000 in 2022 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) improve their capacity...
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  • March 3, 2022
    DDG González: WTO rulebook instrumental in tackling fraud, weeding...
    The WTO rulebook plays a crucial role in helping to weed out illicit trade and food fraud, Deputy Director-General...
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  • March 2, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Guyana
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Guyana takes place on 2 and 4 March 2022....
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  • March 2, 2022
    DDG Ellard discusses upcoming Ministerial Conference, WTO reform
    At an event held by the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD on 2 March, Deputy Director-General...
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  • March 2, 2022
    DDG Ellard highlights WTO-ILO collaboration on inclusive trade, opportunities...
    In her opening remarks at the 2 March webinar titled “Gender, Trade and Jobs in COVID Times” organized by...
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  • March 2, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala issues statement on Ukraine
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued today (2 March) the following statement on the situation in Ukraine.All copyrights for this article...
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  • March 1, 2022
    DDG Ellard discusses WTO reform, challenges facing global trade
    At an event organized by Asia House, an independent think tank, on 1 March, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard provided...
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  • February 28, 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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  • February 28, 2022
    WTO Gender Research Hub kicks off Think Up! series...
    The WTO Gender Research Hub on 9 March will launch the first of a series of public discussions titled...
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  • February 28, 2022
    WTO dispute panel to review Chinese complaint regarding Australian...
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 February to establish a dispute...
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  • February 28, 2022
    WTO, WHO, WIPO workshop looks at access, use...
    Participants from across the world joined a workshop held by the WTO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the...
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  • February 24, 2022
    WTO chairpersons for 2022
    The WTO General Council, on 24 February 2022, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for...
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  • February 23, 2022
    WTO members agree on mid-June dates for reconvening MC12
    WTO members agreed on 23 February that the postponed 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) will now take place during the...
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  • February 23, 2022
    WTO members initiate membership talks for Turkmenistan
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the General Council on 23 February 2022 to initiate negotiations on the...
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  • February 23, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    One year of exporting COVID-19 vaccines: what does the evidence show?All copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • February 23, 2022
    Members updated on progress to further integrate small economies...
    At the General Council meeting of 23 February 2022, the Chair of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD),...
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  • February 22, 2022
    Supply chain resilience highlighted at fifth anniversary of Trade...
    Five years since the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force on 22 February 2017, global trade flows are...
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  • February 22, 2022
    EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese intellectual property...
    The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning alleged Chinese measures adversely affecting the protection and...
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  • February 21, 2022
    Goods barometer signals possible turning point for trade as...
    Supply disruptions have dampened the strength of the rebound in global merchandise trade, but this could be starting to...
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  • February 21, 2022
    E-commerce negotiators seek to find common ground, revisit text...
    At a meeting on 21 February, participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce received updates on the small group...
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  • February 17, 2022
    Applications now open for the WTO Training Course on...
    The WTO Trade and Gender Unit will hold a dedicated training course on trade and gender in a virtual...
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  • February 16, 2022
    WTO members look at how trade can help LDCs...
    WTO members noted the sharp decline in least-developed countries’ (LDCs) participation in world trade since the outbreak of the...
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  • February 16, 2022
    WTO issues call for papers for 2022 Essay Award...
    The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2022 WTO Essay Award. The...
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  • February 15, 2022
    Investment facilitation negotiators take steps to assess needs of...
    Participants in the investment facilitation negotiations agreed at a meeting on 14-15 February to establish a Working Group of...
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  • February 15, 2022
    Chair of fisheries subsidies negotiations reports on consultations with...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 15 February reported on the consultations...
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  • February 14, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Climate-related trade policies must focus on needs...
    Speaking at the “Climate Change Priorities on Trade and Investment” webinar hosted by the government of Bangladesh on 14...
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  • February 14, 2022
    WTO, WHO, WIPO to hold workshop on access, use...
    A virtual workshop jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the...
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  • February 14, 2022
    Registration opens to access audio statements in “US —...
    At the joint request of the United States and Canada in the dispute “US — Supercalendered Paper (Article 22.6...
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  • February 14, 2022
    Virtual executive trade course underway for senior officials from...
    A total of 84 senior government officials from more than 40 developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) started on...
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  • February 11, 2022
    Workshop looks into practical aspects of supporting equitable access...
    Over 250 representatives from WTO members and observers participated on 11 February in a technical workshop focused on the...
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  • February 9, 2022
    High-level dialogue takes stock of Arab countries’ ongoing WTO...
    The 2nd High-Level Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Arab Region on 7-9 February 2022 focused on how...
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  • February 8, 2022
    Working group on small business welcomes three more members
    At its first meeting of the year, on 8 February, the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized...
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  • February 8, 2022
    WTO members, international organizations outline Aid for Trade activities...
    An overview of recent Aid for Trade activities was given by WTO members, international financial institutions and observer organisations...
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  • February 8, 2022
    WTO dispute panel issues report regarding US safeguard on...
    On 8 February, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the Republic of Korea in...
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  • February 7, 2022
    DDG Ellard: Multilateralism is the solution to challenges of...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard delivered a lecture to the US National War College on 7 February in which she...
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  • February 7, 2022
    Participants discuss work plan for new trade and environmental...
    WTO members taking part in a new initiative on trade and environmental sustainability met on 7 February to review...
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  • February 4, 2022
    Second meeting of Latin American National Trade Facilitation Committees...
    Almost 200 government officials and experts from 17 countries participated in the Second Latin American Meeting of National Trade...
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  • February 4, 2022
    Exports of intermediate goods continue to grow in third...
    World exports of intermediate goods (IGs) continued to rise in the third quarter of 2021, although at a slower...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Onion-linked salmonella outbreak is over, with more than 1,000...
    No one died, but of 778 people with information available there were 260 so sick they had to be...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Seven key soil functions
    Recognition that soil is not a limitless resource and that its appreciation and protection can improve the impact of...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Canadian truck drivers block border crossing and protest at...
    What started as a convoy of truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates has snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Global fresh produce trade associations form coalition to address...
    The global coalition will proactively voice the concerns of the global industry regarding the increased supply chain disruptions and...
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  • February 3, 2022
    Chilean avocado irrigation projects yield impressive water efficiency
    By AQUA4D A large-scale water efficiency of irrigation technology in Chilean avocado cultivation has concluded its first phase. The...
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  • February 2, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes new cohort of WTO young professionals
    A group of 12 young professionals from developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) have begun a year of work...
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  • February 2, 2022
    DDG González: Agricultural trade reform can deliver gains for...
    Speaking at a seminar organized by the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 2...
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  • February 2, 2022
    Members note work in three environment initiatives and discuss...
    At the 2 February meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE), WTO members received briefings on the...
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  • February 2, 2022
    LGS Specialty Sales announces "strong" transition into Moroccan W....
    LGS has been supplying Mandarins from Morocco to the U.S. for over 15 years between the months of January...
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  • February 2, 2022
    FDA updates Dole packaged salad Listeria outbreak investigation
    The CDC investigated this outbreak in 2019 and 2020 but was unable to gather enough data to identify the...
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  • February 2, 2022
    Calavo names new Chairman
    Calavo Growers has named its recent Interim CEO, Steven Hollister, as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective immediately....
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  • February 1, 2022
    WHO, WIPO, WTO heads chart future cooperation on pandemic...
    The Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO met on...
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  • February 1, 2022
    DDG González: “Trade facilitation and economic resilience are two...
    Throughout the pandemic, trade facilitation has played a life-saving role in keeping trade in food and other essential supplies...
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  • February 1, 2022
    High shipping rates and digital services sustain services trade...
    Global services trade posted a 25% year-on-year increase in the third quarter of 2021. Digitally deliverable services such as...
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  • February 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: ‘Avocados from Mexico’ back in the...
    Owing to guacamole's role as a Super Bowl staple, avocado demand grows up to 40% every February. A whopping...
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  • February 1, 2022
    USDA announces partnership to ease port congestion
    The USDA is partnering with the Port of Oakland to set up a new 25-acre “pop-up” site to make...
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  • February 1, 2022
    Chile doubles cherry volumes sent to the U.S.
    Point of sale material, digital ads and social media posts showcase new, original photography, and consumers are encouraged to...
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  • February 1, 2022
    California avocado forecast released for 2022 season
    Market conditions will be a key factor for when California avocado growers begin harvesting; some growers have already begun...
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  • February 1, 2022
    Effects of Huanglongbing on Florida oranges
    This article presents important facts of HLB's history in Florida, illustrated descriptions, and details regarding HLB's effects on fruit...
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  • January 31, 2022
    DDG Ellard highlights state of play in current negotiations...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated on 31 January in an armchair discussion with Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, former WTO Deputy...
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  • January 31, 2022
    EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on...
    The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning alleged Chinese restrictions on the import and export...
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  • January 31, 2022
    U.S. truck rates and availability see relief amid lower...
    The USDA's weekly report on seasonal perishable products also included updates about blueberry market movement and pricing. The post U.S....
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  • January 31, 2022
    Chiquita banana to ship bananas via Florida's Port Manatee
    Previously, Chiquita bananas arrived at local grocers by truck delivery after cargo delivery to Port Everglades. The post Chiquita banana...
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  • January 31, 2022
    Sun World appoints Executive Vice President & Chief Science...
    In this new leadership position, the appointee will oversee all activities, staff and partnerships pertaining to breeding, variety development,...
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  • January 31, 2022
    Top-working of trees in apple orchards is on the...
    "As the cost of a modern apple orchard establishment increases, prices for many varieties are in the pits, and...
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  • January 31, 2022
    South African table grape intakes up with exports down...
    Exports to the EU up to week three are down over 3 million cartons year-on-year while the U.K. saw...
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  • January 28, 2022
    E-commerce negotiations resume with call for intensified efforts in...
    At their first meeting of the year, on 28 January, the co-convenors of the negotiations on e-commerce, Australia, Japan...
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  • January 28, 2022
    WTO Secretariat updates members on COVID-19 reports and new...
    At the information session organized by the Committee on Market Access on 28 January, WTO members were updated on...
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  • January 28, 2022
    Mission Produce launches "It's Your Game Too" social media...
    The initiative aims to bring Mission Avocados to the forefront of Big Game festivities by inspiring consumers to indulge...
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  • January 28, 2022
    Most citrus categories to see record global production in...
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  • November 22, 2021
    South African table grape planted area to recover after...
    South Africa table grape planted area, production and exports are all forecast to increase in the marketing year 2021-22,...
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  • November 22, 2021
    All there is to know about citrus, oranges and...
    Check out this article to find which varieties of citrus are best to grow in your area and where...
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  • November 22, 2021
    WTO rules Trump-era import tariffs on Spanish olives breach...
    Former U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration slapped extra tariffs on Spain’s iconic agricultural export in 2018, considering their olives...
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  • November 22, 2021
    Port congestion eases in Asia, but U.S. situation expected...
    The handoff between land and sea remains an issue for America’s largest container hub, as logistics operators on the...
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  • November 22, 2021
    Territorio Aguacate is the main avocado showcase of Latin...
    Territorio Aguacate is preparing for a new in-person event, with hopes to exceed the expectations of all attendees while...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Tissue and soil nutrient testing for cold climate grapes
    There are 14 essential plant nutrients derived from the soil that are considered essential for the growth of all...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Oppy to launch hydroponic strawberry product in December
    The hydroponic tabletop strawberry concept was developed by New Wave Berry, LLC which is a joint venture formed by...
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  • November 19, 2021
    U.S.: September Hass avocado sales up on last year...
    Hass avocado volume sales were down on last year, but dollar sales managed to gain a small edge, new...
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  • November 19, 2021
    USDA invests $11M in five projects to combat citrus...
    The projects include three in Florida, one in California and one in Texas, and involve possible solutions ranging from...
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  • November 19, 2021
    Chile's Asoex releases table grape export estimate
    In terms of varieties, shipments of new varieties are expected to reach 35 million boxes, followed by traditional varieties...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Canada: U.S. table grapes continue to lose market share
    The USDA also forecasts imports of fresh table grapes to see continued growth in marketing year 2021-22 due to...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Chilean Avocado Committee shares 2021 season update
    The Chilean avocado industry continues to face challenges but this season is looking to hit improved production levels compared...
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  • November 18, 2021
    Calavo Growers announces changes to Board of Directors
    The avocado company has announced a new appointee to its Board of Directs and the stepping down of a...
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  • November 18, 2021
    CDC investigates 7-state E. coli outbreak linked to organic...
    As of Nov. 15, 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from seven...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Citrus prices anticipated to rise, water concerns continue -...
    The California citrus season is off to a strong start overall in terms of quality, size and color with...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Peruvian table grape forecast reveals increases for 2021-22
    The ideal region for grape production, along with precision irrigation enables Peru to mature vines 55 percent faster than...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Fruit gardening: What can I prune right now?
    As cleaning up gardens for winter starts, many gardeners have been asking about when to start pruning their fruit...
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  • November 17, 2021
    Zespri dealing with larger crop and fewer workers than...
    Zespri is ringing in major changes in its systems to deal with an expected shortfall of 6500 workers to...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Kiwifruit prices high and stable at...
    Higher volumes of kiwifruit will begin to arrive from Greece and Italy as the U.S. season, specifically California continues...
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  • November 16, 2021
    EU table grape forecast shows slight changes for 2021-22
    The USDA has released production and export forecasts for EU table grapes, as well as expectations for fruit quality. The...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Produce industry welcomes "major victory" for Western water users...
    With President Joe Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Monday, a national coalition representing...
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  • November 16, 2021
    New ship queue system aims to cut congestion, pollution...
    The effort, supporters said, will “dramatically reduce the number of backlogged ships at anchorage” off the two ports as...
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  • November 16, 2021
    Australian company uses Augmented Reality to educate consumers on...
    The journey begins by scanning an on pack QR code which then opens the microsite to show the full...
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  • November 15, 2021
    California Citrus Mutual hires Jacob Villagomez as Director of...
    PRESS RELEASE California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is proud to announce we have hired Jacob Villagomez as the new Director...
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  • November 15, 2021
    World Citrus Organisation presents Northern Hemisphere forecast
    WCO has released its annual Northern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast for the upcoming 2021-22 season based on data from Egypt,...
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  • November 15, 2021
    How to manage insects on indoor plants
    Prevent, or at least minimize, pest issues on indoor plants by choosing the right plants and providing good overall...
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  • November 15, 2021
    Mexican table grape forecast released for 2021-22
    The USDA has released export and production forecasts for Mexican table grapes, as well as expectations for imports into...
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  • November 15, 2021
    WAO responds to misinformation avocados' water footprint amid reports...
    A handful of London chefs have decided to take avocados off their menus because of the trees' supposed water...
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  • November 15, 2021
    Labeling Guide: New edition released for U.S. and Canada
    With significant changes to both the U.S. and Canadian regulatory and business requirements, two associations collaborated to create the...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Chile: Company raffles off new car to attract seasonal...
    A Chilean agricultural plant that is facing labor shortages, has resorted to raffling off a new car to attract...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Fruit Logistica announces guests should be vaccinated or recovered
    The restarting of attendance trade fairs after the corona-related break has been a success and preparations for Fruit Logistica...
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  • November 12, 2021
    Backyard gardener claims world record for tree bearing 10...
    Out the back of a suburban home on a leafy Australian street, a humble tree bearing 10 different fruits...
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  • November 12, 2021
    IFG licensee creates Sweet Globe grape ice cream
    In partnership with a boutique gelato parlor in the heart of Athens, Greek Grape Company created a natural sorbet...
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  • November 11, 2021
    In a year of challenges, how will California’s table...
    The Grape Reporter spoke to a number of growers, importers and industry leaders to better understand how the transition...
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  • November 11, 2021
    "The discussion is now coming back to sustainability on...
    The Grape Reporter recently spoke to Corne van de Klundert from Origin Fruit Direct to get his view on...
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  • November 11, 2021
    Chilean table grapes: Collective decisions are needed to move...
    Carolina Cruz, president of Chilean grape association UVANOVA, says that it will be key to put into practice all...
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  • November 11, 2021
    Mealybugs on table grapes in the valleys of Norte...
    Mealybugs are difficult to control as they hide in the plant tissue, trunk, crown and arms or among the...
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