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  • December 7, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte to launch Del Monte Zero pineapple
    The product is its first carbon neutral certified pineapple, which factors in the entire supply chain from farm to...
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  • December 7, 2022
    Francisco Campama to step down from Frupco after 38...
    After 38 years of growing the company into one of the largest fresh fruit 3PL companies in the U.S.,...
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  • December 6, 2022
    French organization seeks to reduce agri-plastic with collaborative approach
    The private initiative is supported by the Chambers of Agriculture and farmers unions to collect, sort and recycle single-use...
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  • December 6, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean table grape exports now forecast...
    The charts show how Chile's weekly grape volumes in the U.S. market have evolving in previous seasons. The post Agronometrics...
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  • December 6, 2022
    High input costs and rising interest rates top concerns...
    The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer came in at a reading of 102 in November, unchanged from October. The...
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  • December 6, 2022
    Disruption in China dampens optimism for produce shipments
    The optimism surrounding China’s insatiable appetite is not there now, this is largely due to Covid and the logistics...
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  • December 5, 2022
    New drug-delivery tactic for citrus greening disease gets $1M...
    The nanocarrier-based treatment aims to deliver antibiotics to help plants fend off the virus. The post New drug-delivery tactic for...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Chile lowers table grape export forecast again
    For the upcoming season, Chile will ship 36.3 million boxes of new varieties and 19.5 million boxes of traditional...
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  • December 5, 2022
    Mexican melon business comes on strong late this fall
    November brought the most successful watermelon deal in recent seasons, with high demand for Orange Candy, Honeydew, mini...
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  • December 2, 2022
    EU ports going back to pre-Covid 19 normal
    While volumes still haven’t reached pre-Covid 19 levels, figures for both goods and passengers seem to be rebounding. The post...
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  • December 2, 2022
    Production costs and weather decrease West Mexico veg supplies
    Cold weather lowered yields in Mexico’s early harvest months of September, October, and November. The post Production costs and weather...
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  • December 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican table grape volumes 3% lower...
    Most of Mexico's production is destined to the U.S., with around 196,000 tons projected for overall exports in...
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  • December 1, 2022
    Maersk to discontinue blockchain shipping platform
    The blockchain platform did not reach commercial viability and is expected to go offline by Q3 2023. The post Maersk...
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  • December 1, 2022
    Northern hemisphere citrus crop to be one of smallest...
    Production in the region is projected to drop by 13% this season to 26 million tons, according to the...
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  • December 1, 2022
    LGS Specialty Sales announces new warehouse expansion
    Opening Spring 2023, the new facility will further the company’s mission of vertical integration The post LGS Specialty Sales announces...
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  • December 1, 2022
    EU market is the main destination for Ecuadorian banana,...
    The EU market represents 26% of total shipments of Ecuadorian bananas, making it the South American fruit's main destination...
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  • November 30, 2022
    Fruit exports going back to normal as Chilean truckers’...
    Authorities announced that a bill will be put in place to maintain the price of diesel and avoid future...
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  • November 30, 2022
    Exchange rates key concern for California citrus
    While shipping and logistics are a concern, California citrus peak export season is in the January-March timeframe, which otherwise...
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  • November 30, 2022
    New mango varieties to debut in Australia
    Scarlet Delight, Mahachanok and Hula varieties will be available at major supermarket chains in Australia for next season. The post...
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  • November 30, 2022
    EU market fresh fruit revenue to grow by 4%...
    The study considered volumes and revenue for fresh apples, pears, bananas, berries, grapes, citrus, peaches, mangos, pineapples, plums, and...
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  • November 30, 2022
    Full Harvest acquires FarmersWeb
    Adding FarmersWeb’s proven software capabilities to its technology pipeline, Full Harvest now has the ability to speed the delivery...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Awe Sum Organics’ winter organic table grape season underway
    The firm seeks to fill the natural gap in organic table grapes after California finishes up in early December...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Truckers' strike in Chile could halt fruit harvests
    Producers and exporters associations have voiced concerns as containers are not reaching the ports due to the ongoing blockade. The...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Colombian ag exports could grow by 250% in...
    The sector shows a 59% increase in sales, reaching $3,433.6 million between January and September 2022. The post Colombian ag...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Paine Schwartz Partners to acquire AgroFresh Solutions
    The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023. The post Paine Schwartz Partners to acquire AgroFresh...
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  • November 29, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Avocado glut in the US market...
    Hass avocados from Mexico continue to dominate the U.S. market, accounting for 92% of supply. The post Agronometrics in Charts:...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Spanish farming group to protest in Madrid against energy...
    The protest was called by the extraordinary general assembly of the Association of Irrigation Wells and Groundwater Users...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Cosmic Crisp apples to be available year-round, Stemilt says
    After the marketing season launches on December 1, the conventional product will become a year-round variety, while the organic...
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  • November 28, 2022
    Global mango market to grow 5% by 2029, study...
    A qualitative research study by Data Bridge Market Research analyzes that the global mango market will grow at a...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Chilean cherry exports hit by trucker strike
    Both exporters and fruit growers have expressed their extreme concern due to the stoppage being carried out by various...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Port congestion returning to pre-Covid normal in Southern California
    The overall count declined through the spring as the Southern California backlog eased. Then queues began to build off...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Zespri dispatches final vessel bound for Asia
    The vessel carrying some of the final volumes of this season’s New Zealand kiwifruit crop departed the Port of...
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  • November 25, 2022
    Michigan apples hit all-time peak
    In August the Michigan Apple Committee announced a crop estimate of a whopping 29.5 million bushels, a 10 million...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Aloe vera production a hit for InterAgro
    A year ago, the company began trucking fresh aloe to McAllen, TX, for a U.S. retailer, United Natural Foods,...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Chilean avocado exports to decline by 20% in 2022-23
    Frosts and lower temperatures had a negative impact on Chilean avocado production, with exports showing a 20% decrease from...
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  • November 24, 2022
    U.S. orange juice imports from Brazil peak following Hurricane...
    Florida citrus groves were severely damaged by Hurricane Ian, causing the market to turn to Brazil to supply the...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Citrosol solutions come to the fore in the 14th...
    The Valencian firm supported the congress held in Mersin between November 6 and 11 as its main sponsor. The post...
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  • November 24, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Volumes of Peruvian mangoes expected to...
    The season begins in Piura, the country's main producing region, with shipments to the US projected to kick off...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Canadian vertical farming model could help fight food waste
    Ontario-based Local Leaf Farms' particular model seeks to provide fresher, more nutritious options while supporting locally grown produce. The post...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Peru and Chile trucker unions begin strike
    Unions of both countries share concerns about the rising prices of input costs, particularly diesel. The post Peru and Chile...
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  • November 23, 2022
    Mexican table grape exports to remain steady in 2022-23
    Adverse weather, input costs surges and labor issues look set to cause a 3% drop in production. The post Mexican...
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  • November 23, 2022
    U.S. rail unions reject government agreement, threaten strike
    The tentative contract was proposed in September via a board appointed by the U.S. President Joe Biden. Unions argue...
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  • November 23, 2022
    IPM ESSEN at the German Growtech joint stand
    PRESS RELEASE Exhibitors benefit from new sales opportunities in Turkey The IPM ESSEN will be participating in...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Canada ag labor shortage threatens food security
    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is warning that labor shortages in agriculture are limiting both productivity and...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Tom Tjerandsen, produce industry icon, passes at age 80
    Tjerandsen was instrumental in the founding of the Pomegranate Council and had been its executive director since its inception...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: First prices for Chilean cherries on...
    Ten tonnes, representing around 7% of Chile's total export volumes, were shipped to Miami via air hoping to secure...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Berry Gardens to bring more innovation, varieties to U.K....
    News of the merger first broke in early November, with the two firms having collaborated t for the past...
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  • November 22, 2022
    Oppy’s John Anderson named to Business Laureates Hall of...
    The award honors British Columbia business leaders whose efforts have shaped the province and country. The post Oppy’s John Anderson...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Southern California ports face drop in import volumes as...
    Cargo has shifted to ports on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic seaboard because of the protracted labor...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Sun World expands South American scope with 10 new...
    The new marketers have been granted rights to distribute fruit from existing and future fruit varieties developed by Sun...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Brown Bag Potatoes meet retail demand for sustainable packaging
    After a large investment in developing the new item, Vee’s Marketing, Inc has been relieved by a positive response...
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  • November 21, 2022
    Winter grape import supplies may be substantially up
    This winter, South American table grape shippers will likely be looking to increase export volumes to the U.S. as...
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  • November 18, 2022
    U.S. will soon have access to methyl bromide-free Chilean...
    Chile Agricultural Attaché in the USA, Andrés Rodríguez weighs in the long-awaited Systems Approach approval for table grape exports...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Dole plc Q3 revenues, income jump from 2021
    Revenues for the third quarter of 2022 were $2.3 billion. This was up $400 million from $1.9 billion in...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte and Doha National Food Industries open...
    The new fresh cut facility is expected to help the company to meet the expected heightened demand during upcoming...
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  • November 18, 2022
    Profile Products Acquires Quick Plug from Dümmen Orange to...
    With the acquisition of Quick Plug, Profile Products expands its robust horticulture product line and establishes the company’s foothold...
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  • November 17, 2022
    IFPA updates industry on new FSMA rule
    The rule was published November 15th, but will become effective 60 days after it is published in the Federal...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru takes the crown as the...
    The country shipped 153 million kilos of fresh blueberries for $844 million, i.e. 31% more volume than in the...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Chilean fruit industry alarmed at incoming 25% surge in...
    The new increase has generated confusion among fruit producers and exporters, with associations calling the new prices “unsustainable”. The post...
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  • November 17, 2022
    Walmart earnings on the rise as wealthier shoppers opt...
    Inflation has continued to fuel grocery price surges, with shoppers in the $100,000 annual income bracket opting for Walmart's...
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  • November 17, 2022
    AgroFresh and Ceradis sign exclusive distribution agreement for CeraFruta,...
    The active ingredient in CeraFruta is natamycin, a naturally occurring molecule derived from soil bacteria that protects crops from...
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  • November 16, 2022
    U.S. avocado sales now peak during Q1, study says
    New data suggests that seasonal influences impact retail sales of avocados, driven by supply chain dynamics and shopper purchase...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Greenyard stays strong in profitability and volumes
    This comes as the produce market remains severely impacted by unprecedented macro-economic and geopolitical turmoil. The post Greenyard stays strong...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Chilean cherry production impacted by recent rains
    Regarding official data and damage estimates, both the ASOEX’s Cherry Committee and Blueberry Committee will release figures in the...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Dole installs wind turbines at California salad processing facility
    This energy is primarily delivered to the Dole facility’s electrical system with any excess clean energy generated flowing directly...
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  • November 16, 2022
    Paul Slupecki appointed as head of TOMRA Fresh Food
    The appointment follows the reorganization of TOMRA Food into two business areas, TOMRA Fresh Food and TOMRA Processed Food. The...
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  • November 15, 2022
    South Africa forecasts improved stone fruit export season
    After a disappointing 2021-21, the new season ahead is expected to yield much better results, with apricot season forecasted...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Yummy Fruit’s produce packing robot reaches 20M apple milestone
    Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, the Aporo robot seeks to optimize packhouse operations by fully automating the packing...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Blueberry availability expanding globally - Rabobank
    Per capita availability in the U.S. is likely to surpass 1.5kg per person per year, while in the EU-27...
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  • November 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Price alerts for raspberries in the...
    Average daily prices of conventional Raspberries in the US market have risen by 57.14% marking a $4.00 increase on...
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  • November 15, 2022
    FPAA welcomes new board members for upcoming term
    FPAA held its annual meeting on November 1, 2022 to elect a new board as the association headed into...
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  • November 14, 2022
    University of Florida awarded $16M to fight citrus greening
    The funding was awarded by ECDRE, a program designed by USDA to help develop and provide solutions to U.S....
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  • November 14, 2022
    How does the UK stand at the end of...
    John Giles, Divisional Director at Promar International, analyzes the main challenges faced by the UK produce industry during 2022. The...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Berries Australia announces changes of the guard
    Anthony Poiner of SmartBerries has taken over as the Chair of Berries Australia and Andrew Bell from Mountain Blue...
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  • November 14, 2022
    SanLucar receives the partnership agricultural investment award in Tunisia
    The award highlights the investment effort of the SanLucar Group in Tunisia, where the company operates through its 3...
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  • November 14, 2022
    Fruitist & Paradise unites partner strengths
    Independent berry grower-packer-exporters in Mexico and Peru have entered a joint venture partnership to create a new berry marketing...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Hortifrut being supplying berries from Ecuador and Colombia
    The company currently has 50 hectares of blueberries newly planted in Ecuador, with the 2022-23 season being its first...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Colombian avocados make Chilean market debut
    Colombian Hass avocado has consolidated its presence in Chile, after a successful first export which consisted of 22 tons...
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  • November 11, 2022
    The supply chain crisis will have a long-lasting impact...
    A period of severe disruption in the fresh produce industry could drive numerous and far-reaching improvements in the long...
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  • November 11, 2022
    Envy to propel sales with “The Ultimate Holiday Apple”...
    Best-Selling* Premium Apple brand partners with Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” in omni-channel marketing effort. The post Envy to...
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  • November 11, 2022
    November Florida orange estimate is 28M boxes, down a...
    The entire Florida citrus area was inundated with heavy winds and excessive rainfall due to Hurricane Ian. Consequently, the...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Sweet Valley Citrus projects strong Satsuma mandarin season
    Volumes are up and crops are maturing earlier compared to the previous season, with shipping set to begin about...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Total Produce UK rebrands to Dole UK
    The rebranding process seeks to position the brand as a vertically integrated business. The transition is expected to have...
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  • November 10, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean cherry exports projected to increase...
    According to ASOEX Cherries Committee’s most recent estimate, Chile will reach 446,769 tons in exports. The post Agronometrics in Charts:...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Jim Prevor, industry icon and maverick thought-leader, passes away
    On this earth for merely 61 years, Jim was a force of boundless energy and enthusiasm for the perishable...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Nature Fresh Farms launches Yoom: A flavor experience for...
    With an intensity and range of flavor from savory to fresh and a hint of plum-like sweetness the Yoom...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Panama disease in bananas could be controlled by fungicides,...
    Because of its known resistance to other fungicides, the study sought to better understand why chemical control of Panama...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Agroberries to expand blueberry operations into Morocco with €40M...
    Planting has begun and will continue through 2023, according to a press release by the firm. In the coming...
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  • November 9, 2022
    AgroFresh’s FreshCloud expedites production with latest digital technology
    The brand developed FreshCloud, a digital solution that uses consumer grade Android and Apple smartphones or tablets to examine...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Don’t Cry, Be Happy – Sunions Tearless Onions Are...
    Sunions are grown in Nevada, Utah and Washington using an all-natural crossbreeding program to ensure a tearless, sweet and...
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  • November 9, 2022
    Origine Group’s red kiwifruit makes EU market debut
    This particular variety, known as HFR18, is known for its intense sweetness, tropical flavor and a signature green and...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Freight rates and port congestion to continue decline into...
    Prices have yet to return to a pre-pandemic normal, as freight rates and port congestion begin to decline after...
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  • November 8, 2022
    U.S. cherry imports to hit record in 2022 -...
    U.S. imports of fresh cherries could reach the highest volume in a decade during the fourth quarter of 2022,...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Western Growers announces winners of Board of Directors election
    Western Growers announced the results of the 2023-2024 Western Growers Board of Directors elections. The post Western Growers announces winners...
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  • November 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Wide range in quality expected for...
    Stress to the plants and temperature fluctuations have affected the Santa Maria/Oxnard growing region, which currently produces roughly 80%...
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  • November 8, 2022
    California table grape stocks come more in line with...
    As of Oct. 31 there were 11.3 million boxes in inventory. This is up 8% from the 10.5 million...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Chile: More than half of table grape exports in...
    The milestone follows significant efforts in the Latin American country to plant new grape varieties and become more competitive...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Mexico and U.S. certify irradiation plants to strengthen fruit...
    Irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment, a variant of conventional quarantine processes. Its main objective is to neutralize pests and...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Iranian vessel carrying $1M worth of fruits sinks
    The 17 reefer containers carried fruits and vegetables for sales and re-exporting in the UAE. Although the produce was...
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  • November 7, 2022
    Calavo appoints Tommy Padilla as Sr. Director of International...
    Padilla is an industry veteran, with over a decade of experience in establishing and transforming International Sales and Sourcing...
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  • November 4, 2022
    APHIS drafts pest risk assessment for Brazilian Tahiti lime...
    The U.S. is asking for comments on a PRA that would open up the market to one of the...
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  • November 4, 2022
    Attorneys general sue to stop $4B dividend payment tied...
    The dividend is part of a nearly $25B deal that would combine the two chains with more than 5,000...
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  • November 4, 2022
    The North American market remains crucial for the blueberry...
    As one of the main destination markets, the U.S. is focusing on availability as demand for year-round conventional and...
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  • November 4, 2022
    IBO Report shows a blueberry industry undergoing transformation
    The extensive data reveals some interesting trends and forecasts a continued expansion. The post IBO Report shows a blueberry industry...
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  • November 4, 2022
    Guatemala’s Producers and Agricultural Exporters Delegation present at Global...
    A delegation of over 30 producers and agricultural businessmen from AGEXPORT’s Agricultural sector were present in Guatemala’s Pavilion at...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Australia approves apple imports from the U.S.
    The U.S. has officially been given the green light to send fresh apples to Australia, ABC News reports. The...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Driscoll's completes Berry Gardens acquisition
    "This acquisition supports our vision to ‘become the world’s berry company, enriching the lives of everyone we touch’, given...
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  • November 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Avocado hectarage growth set to slow...
    The development comes after changes in the agrarian promotion law and the elimination of tax incentives, according to the...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Limoneira closes $20M sale of its Oxnard packing facility
    Limoneira expects to record an approximate gain of $900,000 on this transaction to be recognized in the fiscal fourth...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Italian court enjoins illegal production of Sun World grape...
    In a landmark decision, the Court of Bari in Italy issued a first-of-its-kind injunction forbidding a domestic grape producer...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte's sales and net income rise in...
    In the three-month period ended Sept. 30, net sales rose by 5% year-on year to $1.05 billion, while net...
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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
    Zespri SunGold growing fast in U.S. with sales expected...
    In North America for the fourth consecutive year, Zespri’s SunGold kiwifruit has been “the fastest growing fruit in the...
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  • November 1, 2022
    African HLB vector spreads along the coast of Portugal,...
    Since it was detected in Porto in 2015, the dreaded psyllid has spread without interruption along the entire coast...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Mann Packing invests $2.5M in snap pea sorters
    The investment in the snap pea program comes shortly after the two companies announced that Mann Packing has officially...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 IntraFish
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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 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 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 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 IntraFish
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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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    TBT Symposium on Alleviating Regulatory Bottlenecks in Global Supply...
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    DDG Ellard discusses trade remedy trends, MC12 outcomes
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    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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    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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    DDG González: “More cooperation on digital will create trade...
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    Group on small business discusses implementation of 2020 recommendations,...
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    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 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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    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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    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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    Members brainstorm on initiating “second wave” of WTO fisheries...
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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 7, 2022
    DDG Paugam on World Cotton Day: WTO must help...
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    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...
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  • October 6, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
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  • October 6, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Let WTO be an institution people can...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Members accept third Korean-US request for more time to...
    WTO members agreed at a special meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 5 October to give the...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Trade growth to slow sharply in 2023 as global...
    World trade is expected to lose momentum in the second half of 2022 and remain subdued in 2023 as...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Mexico
    The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of Mexico takes place on 5 and 7 October 2022....
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  • October 4, 2022
    DDG González: “A well-functioning global trading system is not...
    In a keynote address delivered to the Third Australia-Europe Economic Relations Dialogue on 4 October, Deputy Director-General Anabel González...
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  • October 3, 2022
    WTO, WCO publication looks at how new technologies can...
    A joint publication entitled “Study Report on Disruptive Technologies” was launched by WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and World Customs...
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  • October 3, 2022
    First meeting on fossil fuel subsidy reform held at...
    WTO members seeking to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies explored ways to increase transparency and fulfil long-term sustainability...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Public Forum session highlights importance of youth engagement in...
    A Public Forum session on 30 September entitled “The Missing Peace” looked into how to involve youth in trade,...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Working Party welcomes strong commitment by Timor-Leste to join...
    WTO members noted the decisive steps taken by Timor-Leste over the past few months towards concluding WTO accession negotiations...
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  • September 29, 2022
    With right tools and policies, women can break the...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Public Forum explores role of trade in accelerating transition...
    Leading representatives from international organisations, the private sector and academia discussed on 29 September how trade rules can be...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Virtual workshop on import licensing and notifications concludes
    A total of 71 government officials from developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) attended the WTO Workshop on Import Licensing...
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  • September 28, 2022
    High-level panel explores the need to leverage technology to...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Put landmark Fisheries Subsidies Agreement into motion, governments urged...
    WTO members must seize the opportunity to take a major step forward for ocean sustainability by setting into motion...
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  • September 27, 2022
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  • September 27, 2022
    WTO, FIFA team up to use trade and football...
    The WTO and FIFA have agreed to work together to examine how international trade and football can serve as...
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  • September 27, 2022
    Gender Research Hub highlights WTO’s growing role in making...
    Women’s economic empowerment is making further inroads into the WTO’s work, according to experts speaking at the third Think...
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  • September 26, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala thanks outgoing Chair, urges members to build...
    At an informal meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules on 26 September, WTO members bid farewell to Ambassador...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Ambassador Alan Wolff discusses WTO reform in second Chiedu...
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  • September 26, 2022
    DDG Paugam: “Clear that sustainability is at the heart...
    In opening remarks delivered to the Graduate Institute’s “Geneva Trade Week” on 26 September, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam underlined...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Winners of Small Business Champions Competition announced
    The winners and runners-up of the 2022 edition of the Small Business Champions Competition were announced today (26 September)...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Chair urges members to find common ground on development...
    WTO members were urged on 23 September to use the success of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) as...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Members consider five regional trade agreements
    WTO members considered five regional trade agreements (RTAs) at the 22 September meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Advanced Thematic Course on General Agreement on Trade in...
    A group of 33 participants from 32 developing countries and customs territories are taking part in an Advanced Course...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Members agree next steps on trade and gender work...
    Members of the Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender agreed to intensify work and organise focused discussions under...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Investment facilitation negotiators reaffirm aim of concluding text-based talks...
    Participants in the investment facilitation for development (IFD) negotiations on 22 September reiterated their strong commitment to the objective...
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  • September 22, 2022
    WTO Chairs Programme launches activities at Universidad de los...
    The WTO Chairs Programme saw the launch of trade capacity-building activities at the Universidad de los Andes (UDLA) in...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Agency heads call for urgent action to address global...
    Heads of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Food Programme and the...
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  • September 21, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Global trade a powerful instrument for improving...
    Global trade has been, and remains, a powerful instrument for improving the lives of girls and women around the...
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  • September 19, 2022
    DDG Ellard: Trade multilateralism needed to address challenges of...
    In a keynote address on “Restoring Multilateralism — Making International Trade Work for All” delivered at an event organized...
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  • September 19, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Trade policy must catalyse green transformation, support...
    Trade and trade policy must act as catalysts for the transformation of how we produce, consume and live if...
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  • September 16, 2022
    Public Forum programme is now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”, will feature 144 sessions from...
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  • September 16, 2022
    WTO concludes second phase of advanced workshop on agriculture...
    Twenty-three government officials participated in phase two of the Advanced Agriculture Notification Workshop taking place from 13 to 16...
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  • September 16, 2022
    Members share lessons learned on export restrictions during COVID-19...
    The Committee on Market Access held on 16 September the fourth of a series of experience-sharing sessions on trade...
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  • September 15, 2022
    E-commerce talks resume following summer break, Mauritius joins the...
    Participants in the negotiations on e-commerce continued to seek convergence on various topics in the negotiations during their 12-15...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Agriculture meeting highlights food security, urgency of implementing MC12...
    Food security was the main focus of the meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Agriculture on 14-15 September as...
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  • September 14, 2022
    WTO Chairs Programme sees launch of trade capacity-building activities...
    Trade capacity-building activities under the WTO Chairs Programme were launched at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB) in Quito,...
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  • September 13, 2022
    WTO, OECD to redouble collaborative efforts in addressing challenges...
    A high-level delegation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), led by Secretary-General Mathias Cormann, visited the...
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  • September 12, 2022
    WTO to provide coaching help to developing country team...
    Coaching assistance will be made available by the WTO to coaches of teams from developing and least developed countries...
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  • September 9, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala expressed sorrow on the passing of HM...
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  • September 8, 2022
    WTO announces winner of 2022 Essay Award for Young...
    The winner of the 2022 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists is Mathilde Muñoz of Berkeley Stones Center, University...
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  • September 7, 2022
    DDG Zhang: Both AfCFTA and WTO are important to...
    Trade is a fundamental driver of growth, and both the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the WTO...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Argentina initiates WTO dispute complaint targeting Peruvian duties on...
    Argentina has requested WTO dispute consultations with Peru concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by Peru on imports of...
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  • September 5, 2022
    Integrate trade into climate strategies, DG Okonjo-Iweala says at...
    Trade policies should be integrated into global climate action as an amplifying force for financing and other climate-related support...
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  • September 2, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala mourns the passing of Central African Republic...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 2 September expressed her condolences on the passing of Ambassador Léopold-Ismaël Samba of the Central...
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  • August 29, 2022
    Public Forum registration closes on 7 September
    Online registration for this year’s in-person Public Forum must be completed no later than 7 September 2022. Last-minute and...
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  • August 29, 2022
    Türkiye states intention to implement findings in pharmaceuticals dispute...
    At a meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 29 August, Türkiye stated its intention to implement...
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  • August 29, 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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  • August 27, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala — “enormous scope” for Africa to benefit...
    There is “enormous scope” for Africans to benefit from regional and global trade, but this requires investment and support...
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  • August 25, 2022
    WTO concludes first online Regional Trade Policy Course for...
    Twenty-four participants representing 14 governments completed on 25 August the WTO’s first online Regional Trade Policy Course (eRTPC) for...
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  • August 23, 2022
    Goods Barometer points to stagnating global trade growth
    The latest WTO Goods Trade Barometer issued on 23 August was steady but below the recent trend line for...
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  • August 11, 2022
    Ireland gives EUR 400,000 to strengthen developing countries’ participation...
    Ireland is donating EUR 400,000 (close to CHF 395,000) to help developing countries and least— developed countries (LDCs) increase...
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    Applications open for 2022 Trade and Public Health Workshop
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  • July 29, 2022
    South Africa initiates WTO dispute complaint challenging EU citrus...
    South Africa has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union concerning certain measures imposed by the European Union...
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  • July 29, 2022
    WTO issues new edition of World Tariff Profiles
    The WTO issued today (29 July) the 2022 edition of “World Tariff Profiles”, which provides comprehensive information on the...
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  • July 29, 2022
    WTO Advanced Trade Policy Course (ATPC) concludes in Geneva
    A total of 26 government officials from developing and least-developed countries completed on 29 July an eight-week Advanced Trade...
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    WTO advanced course on economic analysis of trade policy...
    Twenty-five participants from developing and least-developed countries attended the sixth edition of the WTO Advanced Course on Economic Analysis...
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  • July 28, 2022
    Aid for Trade must adapt to channel resources for...
    Trade initiatives must keep up with the evolving needs of developing and least developed countries (LDCs) in order to...
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  • July 28, 2022
    Aid for Trade Global Review 2022 — Session 28...
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    WTO issues latest edition of Annual Report
    The WTO has published the latest edition of its Annual Report, providing a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities...
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    DG Okonjo-Iweala highlights success of Nigeria’s Growth Platform in...
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  • July 28, 2022
    DDG Ellard: Conclusion of Fisheries Agreement creates positive momentum...
    Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated on 28 July in a discussion organized by the Washington International Trade Association (WITA)...
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  • July 28, 2022
    WTO launches database on gender equality provisions in regional...
    Commitments for gender equality in trade agreements are cardinal to advancing development objectives as they ensure that women and...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Report of the TPRB from the Director-General on trade-related...
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  • July 27, 2022
    In a world of polycrisis, Aid for Trade Global...
    In a world buffeted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, food insecurity and climate change, the...
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  • July 27, 2022
    WTO members show restraint in trade-restrictive measures despite economic...
    The Director-General’s mid-year report on trade-related developments covering mid-October 2021 to mid-May 2022 shows WTO members continued to exercise...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Chairs Programme Conference concludes with call for enhanced cooperation...
    The WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) concluded its three-day annual conference on 27 July, wrapping up fruitful discussions on a...
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  • July 27, 2022
    WTO high-level event examines how international cooperation can tackle...
    Top officials of six global organizations have called for greater coordination among relevant national and international bodies in the...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Heads of multilateral agencies outline central role in addressing...
    The WTO, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and...
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  • July 27, 2022
    DG calls for increased investment on cotton projects, welcomes...
    At a Partners Conference on cotton on 27 July, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged donor agencies to mobilise resources in...
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  • July 27, 2022
    Aid for Trade Global Review 2022 — Session 35...
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  • July 27, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for more support for sustainable fisheries,...
    Financial assistance must be expanded to help developing and least-developed country (LDC) members establish sustainable fisheries in light of...
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  • July 25, 2022
    DG stresses at Chairs Programme Annual Conference importance of...
    Opening the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) Annual Conference on 25 July in Geneva, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala encouraged participants to...
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  • July 25, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala urges members to build on MC12 success...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on WTO members to build on the substantive outcomes reached at the 12th Ministerial Conference...
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  • July 25, 2022
    Arbitrators notify award in EU-Türkiye pharmaceuticals dispute
    On 25 July 2022, arbitrators circulated to WTO members their award in which they reviewed certain findings of the...
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  • July 25, 2022
    DDG Paugam calls on WTO Chairs Programme to contribute...
    Food security has increasingly taken centre stage at the WTO as members have explored next steps in agriculture reforms,...
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  • July 25, 2022
    DDG Ellard urges prompt acceptance of Fisheries Subsidies Agreement
    Addressing a session of the Annual Conference of the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) on 25 July, Deputy Director-General Angela...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Members urged to find new ways to rejuvenate agriculture...
    At a committee meeting on 21 July, WTO farm negotiators reflected on the outcomes on food and agriculture achieved...
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  • July 21, 2022
    Tunisia launches safeguard investigation on iron or non-alloy steel...
    On 21 July 2022, Tunisia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 19 July 2022 a...
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  • July 21, 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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  • July 20, 2022
    Preparations under way for high-level event on environmental sustainability...
    At a plenary meeting on 19-20 July, WTO members taking part in the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions...
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  • July 20, 2022
    WTO issues updated note on trade in medical goods...
    The WTO Secretariat has updated the information note on trade in medical goods in the context of tackling COVID-19,...
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  • July 20, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Moldova
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Moldova takes place on 20 and 22 July 2022....
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  • July 18, 2022
    Members share experiences on measures adopted to ease trade...
    At the third experience-sharing session organized by the Committee on Market Access on 18 July, WTO members shared practices...
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  • July 17, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala to African Union: MC12 outcomes will make...
    The WTO’s successful 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) has produced outcomes that will have a material impact on the lives...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Standards committee showcases work on transparency, discusses digital and...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 12-15 July, transparency was the focus...
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  • July 15, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines vital role of trade in addressing...
    Cooperation on trade will be vital in tackling the current food insecurity crisis, and the WTO “is determined to...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Heads of agencies call for urgent action to address...
    A joint statement calling for urgent action to address the global food security crisis was issued by the heads...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Working group on small business reflects on way forward...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held on 15 July,...
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  • July 15, 2022
    Working Party chair commends Timor-Leste’s commitment to WTO accession...
    The chair of the Working Party on the Accession of Timor-Leste, Ambassador Rui Macieira of Portugal, visited Dili from...
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  • July 14, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Cabo Verde Prime Minister H.E. José...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed Cabo Verde’s Prime Minister, José Ulisses Correia e Silva, to the WTO on 14 July....
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  • July 14, 2022
    E-commerce talks mark new phase in negotiations
    The co-convenors of the negotiations on e-commerce — Australia, Japan and Singapore — told the participants on 12-14 July...
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  • July 13, 2022
    Improved online platform launched to ease access to product...
    An improved version of the online alert system ePing was launched on 13 July, providing a single-entry point for...
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  • July 13, 2022
    “Trade is part of the solution to the big...
    The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have prompted new questions about whether trade, value chains and interdependence...
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  • July 13, 2022
    The launch of the WTO Chair in Lesotho
    Remarks by DDG ZhangAll copyrights for this article are reserved to IntraFish
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  • July 13, 2022
    National University of Lesotho launches activities under WTO Chairs...
    At a high-level event on 13 July, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) launched its activities under the WTO...
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  • July 13, 2022
    WTO circulates arbitration decision in US-Canada paper dispute
    On 13 July, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the methodology Canada may use to fix the level...
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  • July 8, 2022
    Germany commits EUR 150,000 to boost safe food exports...
    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is contributing EUR 150,000 (CHF 148,000) for 2022 to the Standards and...
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  • July 8, 2022
    Investment facilitation negotiators confirm aim of finalizing text-based talks...
    Participants in the investment facilitation for development (IFD) negotiations on 8 July started planning work for the second half...
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  • July 8, 2022
    WTO members consider record number of trade concerns at...
    The Council for Trade in Goods discussed 44 trade concerns maintained or newly introduced by WTO members at its...
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  • July 7, 2022
    G20 economies show restraint in use of trade restrictions...
    G20 economies continued to exercise restraint in the use of trade-restrictive measures despite increasing economic uncertainty aggravated by the...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Aid for Trade Global Review to focus on environment,...
    This year’s Aid for Trade Global Review — to take place from 27 to 29 July — will feature...
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  • July 7, 2022
    Members accept Korean-US request for further time for talks...
    WTO members agreed at a special meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 7 July to give Korea...
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  • July 7, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: “The world expects us to keep delivering”
    Speaking at an informal Heads of Delegation meeting on 7 July, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed the “Geneva package”...
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  • July 7, 2022
    DDG Ellard urges members to secure entry into force...
    Speaking virtually to a UN High Level Political Forum in New York on 7 July, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard...
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  • July 6, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to the WTO on 6 July. The two discussed the...
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  • July 6, 2022
    TRIPS Council welcomes MC12 TRIPS waiver decision, discusses possible...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 6 July, WTO members...
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  • July 5, 2022
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  • June 29, 2022
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    WTO Members marked the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), with a...
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    EIF partnership helping LDCs enhance trade capacities, Annual Report...
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    Costa Rica National University launches activities under WTO Chairs...
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    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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    DDG González: “More cooperation on services trade key to...
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    Agriculture meeting discusses MC12 outcomes, food security, Nairobi and...
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    DDG Ellard addresses the role of multilateralism in a...
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    Barometer indicates continued services trade recovery despite Ukraine conflict
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    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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    STDF Annual Report shows strong partnerships keep safe trade...
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    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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    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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    Trade Policy Review: Ghana
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    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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    Development Committee welcomes MC12 decision on e-commerce work programme
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  • June 17, 2022
    MC12 Closing Session
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    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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    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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    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Time is running out to reach credible...
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    Parliamentarians show strong support for WTO and role of...
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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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    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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    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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    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes trade ministers’ efforts to build a...
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    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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    MC12 Opening Session: Opening remarks by the Director-General
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    Ministers’ statements published as MC12 kicks-off in Geneva
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    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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    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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    Japan gives CHF 125,000 to help LDCs engage in...
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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
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  • June 9, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala, Chair urge members to support draft agriculture...
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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
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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...
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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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    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
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    Trade Policy Review: New Zealand
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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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    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
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    Members adopt panel reports in fresh avocados, steel safeguards...
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  • May 30, 2022
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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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    DDG Paugam: WTO is actively participating in efforts to...
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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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    High-level event marks Uzbek university joining WTO Chairs Programme
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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
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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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    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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    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
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  • March 28, 2022
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...