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  • September 15, 2021
    Public Forum programme is now available
    This year’s Public Forum, entitled “Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience”, will feature 102 sessions from 28 September to 1...
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  • September 13, 2021
    Media accreditation for 12th Ministerial Conference is now open
    Members of the media who wish to attend the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference to be held in Geneva, Switzerland,...
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  • September 9, 2021
    WTO announces winners of 2021 Essay Award for Young...
    The winners of the 2021 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists are Tomas Dominguez-Iino of New York University and...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on PVC profile
    On 8 September 2021, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 September 2021 a...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Korea contributes CHF 290,000 to help developing countries participate...
    The Republic of Korea has contributed CHF 290,000 to support the WTO’s efforts to help developing countries improve their...
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  • September 8, 2021
    Agriculture negotiations chair says progress on new draft text...
    Progress in the agriculture negotiations depends on the willingness of WTO members to achieve it, the chair of the...
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  • September 7, 2021
    DDG Paugam: Trade policy must be mobilized for promoting...
    Trade policy and the WTO are important facets of international efforts towards a sustainable ocean economy and should be...
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  • September 2, 2021
    How can cooperation on trade contribute to the United...
    Event organized by UNCTAD, UNEP, the Forum on Trade, Environment and the SDGs, and the Government of EcuadorRemarks by...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Momentum rising in WTO discussions on plastics trade, DDG...
    WTO members’ interest in addressing the environmental implications of plastics trade has intensified in recent years, leading to a...
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  • September 2, 2021
    Exports of intermediate goods sustain gains in Q1 of...
    World exports of intermediate goods (IG), such as parts and components, rose by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter...
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  • September 2, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding US safeguards on imported...
    On 2 September the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by China in “United States —...
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  • September 1, 2021
    Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution
    Opening remarks by DDG PaugamAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • September 1, 2021
    DDG Paugam highlights role of trade in global action...
    Trade has an important role to play in addressing global challenges posed by plastics, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam said...
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  • August 30, 2021
    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 30, 2021
    WTO members gear up for marathon fishing subsidy negotiations...
    WTO members are resuming negotiations on fisheries subsidies after the August break under an intensified programme of meetings beginning...
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  • August 30, 2021
    Panel established to review China’s compliance with ruling on...
    At the meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 August, WTO members agreed to the establishment of...
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  • August 26, 2021
    Public Forum registration for in-person participation closes on 6...
    Online registration for in-person participation at this year’s Public Forum must be completed no later than 6 September 2021....
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  • August 23, 2021
    Reminder: NGO accreditation for Geneva Ministerial Conference closes on...
    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should submit their requests for accreditation for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) no later than 30...
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  • August 20, 2021
    WTO concludes first online Regional Trade Policy Course for...
    The WTO’s first online Regional Trade Policy Course (eRTPC) for English-speaking African countries concluded on 20 August, with 26...
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  • August 19, 2021
    Saudi Arabia initiates WTO dispute case against EU duties...
    Saudi Arabia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding a provisional anti-dumping duty imposed by the...
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  • August 18, 2021
    United States gives USD 600,000 to boost negotiating capacities...
    The United States has contributed USD 600,000 (close to CHF 550,000) in 2021 to help developing countries and least-developed...
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  • August 18, 2021
    Goods Barometer hits record high, confirming strength of trade...
    Global merchandise trade is continuing its robust recovery from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the WTO’s...
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  • August 13, 2021
    Call for papers issued for WTO Trade for Peace...
    A call for papers is being issued for a new publication examining linkages between trade and peace. The...
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  • August 12, 2021
    WTO launches first online regional trade policy course for...
    Twenty-three government officials from ten WTO members are attending the WTO’s first online Regional Trade Policy Course for Latin...
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  • August 9, 2021
    DDG González underscores importance of women’s economic empowerment in...
    In an opening address to a joint webinar marking the launch of a research and outreach project on “Gender...
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  • August 9, 2021
    Event marks 5 years of Afghanistan’s WTO membership
    A high-level session marking Afghanistan’s 5th anniversary of WTO Membership took place on 29 July, co-organized by the WTO...
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  • August 6, 2021
    DDG Zhang welcomes selection of new projects for WTO...
    Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang welcomed on 2 August the selection of new projects for the WTO Chairs Programme....
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  • August 6, 2021
    WTO and ELSA formalize agreement to boost Moot Court...
    With August marking 20 years of collaboration, the WTO and the European Law Students Association (ELSA) have concluded a...
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  • August 4, 2021
    Morocco appeals panel report regarding duties on school books...
    Morocco has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought...
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  • August 2, 2021
    STDF Annual Report highlights efforts to boost SPS capacity...
    The latest annual report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), launched on 2 August, highlights the continued...
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  • July 30, 2021
    Lao PDR on course to join information technology agreements
    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is set to become the first least developed country to accede to both the...
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  • July 30, 2021
    WTO issues 2021 edition of flagship statistical publication
    The WTO issued today (30 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the “World...
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  • July 30, 2021
    IMF, World Bank, WHO, WTO launch joint vaccine information...
    The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization launched a...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Informal Trade Policy Review Body meeting — Trade Monitoring...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • July 29, 2021
    Ireland gives EUR 440,000 to help developing countries better...
    Ireland is contributing EUR 440,000 (close to CHF 480,000) to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) increase their...
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  • July 29, 2021
    WTO report: Full trade recovery at risk without equitable...
    WTO economies from mid-October 2020 to mid-May 2021 exercised trade policy restraint and refrained from an acceleration of protectionism...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Members engage with Timor-Leste in its ongoing bid to...
    WTO members examined Timor-Leste’s trade regime and noted the progress in its market access negotiations at the 29 July...
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  • July 29, 2021
    Agriculture negotiations chair introduces draft text for ministerial outcome...
    The Chair of the negotiations on agricultural trade, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), introduced on 29 July her...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Open trade policies vital to support growth in solar...
    The WTO and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have launched a new booklet highlighting the need for open...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Members agree on 2021 chairs for subsidiary bodies of...
    The WTO General Council, on 28 July, noted consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for the 14...
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  • July 28, 2021
    Members agree on 2021 chairs for subsidiary bodies of...
    The WTO General Council, on 28 July, noted consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for the 14...
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  • July 27, 2021
    Costa Rica initiates WTO dispute case against Dominican Republic...
    Costa Rica has requested WTO dispute consultations with the Dominican Republic regarding anti-dumping duties imposed by the Dominican Republic...
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  • July 27, 2021
    WTO booklet highlights members’ activities in 2020 on food...
    A new booklet launched on 27 July highlights strong engagement from WTO members at all levels of development in...
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  • July 27, 2021
    Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu...
    The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) is contributing CHF 144,000 to help least-developed...
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  • July 27, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding Moroccan duties on school...
    On 27 July the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Tunisia in “Morocco — Definitive...
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  • July 26, 2021
    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 26, 2021
    EU challenges Russian import substitution measures in new WTO...
    The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with the Russian Federation regarding Russian measures which the EU alleges...
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  • July 26, 2021
    Working group on small business close to finalizing ministerial...
    Members of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) on 26 July moved closer to...
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  • July 26, 2021
    Panel established to review Chinese measures on imports of...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 26 July, WTO members agreed to the establishment of...
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  • July 26, 2021
    Members welcome formal resumption of Sudan WTO accession talks
    WTO members welcomed Sudan’s renewed commitment to advancing talks on its WTO membership terms during a 26 July meeting...
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  • July 23, 2021
    Members chart course for autumn negotiations on fisheries subsidies,...
    At a meeting of all WTO delegation heads on 23 July, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to bring...
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  • July 23, 2021
    Services trade slump persists as travel wanes; other service...
    Global services trade remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2021, falling 9% year-on-year after posting a 21% decline...
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  • July 22, 2021
    Participants cite further progress in e-commerce negotiations, eye MC12...
    Participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce have secured agreements on additional elements of a future e-commerce agreement and...
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  • July 21, 2021
    WHO-WTO dialogue steps up efforts for increased COVID-19 vaccine...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and the WTO on 21 July hosted a High-Level Dialogue on “Expanding COVID-19 vaccine...
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  • July 21, 2021
    High-Level Dialogue on “Expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacture to promote...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • July 20, 2021
    First virtual introductory trade policy course underway for poorest...
    A total of 34 officials from 12 least-developed countries are taking part in the WTO’s first Virtual Introductory Trade...
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  • July 20, 2021
    WTO publishes list of bottlenecks and facilitating measures on...
    The WTO Secretariat has issued an indicative list of trade-related bottlenecks and trade-facilitating measures on critical products to combat...
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  • July 20, 2021
    TRIPS Council agrees to continue discussions on IP response...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 20 July 2021, WTO...
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  • July 20, 2021
    US joins services domestic regulation talks, participants move closer...
    The United States announced it is joining the negotiations on services domestic regulation at a meeting of the initiative’s...
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  • July 20, 2021
    WTO members note updates on implementation of Trade Facilitation...
    WTO members took note of trade facilitation commitments due to be implemented by year end at the 20 July...
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  • July 19, 2021
    Members review draft MC12 declaration on trade and environmental...
    WTO members taking part in a new initiative on trade and environmental sustainability provided their first comments on 19...
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  • July 16, 2021
    Members discuss possible work programme on sustainable agriculture and...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on 15-16 July, WTO members discussed how...
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  • July 15, 2021
    WTO members edge closer to fisheries subsidies agreement
    WTO members edged closer today (15 July) to an agreement which would set new rules for the global fisheries...
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  • July 14, 2021
    WTO issues new edition of World Tariff Profiles
    The WTO issued today (14 July) the 2021 edition of World Tariff Profiles, a joint publication of the WTO,...
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  • July 13, 2021
    WTO issues joint indicative list of critical inputs for...
    The WTO Secretariat has published an indicative list compiling information on the critical inputs for the manufacturing, distributing and...
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  • July 13, 2021
    WTO holds two-day workshop on SPS risk analysis
    The WTO held on 12-13 July a virtual Workshop on Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication in relation...
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  • July 13, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes progress on investment facilitation
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed the headway towards an agreement made by participants in the negotiations on investment facilitation for...
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  • July 12, 2021
    WTO DG and chair brief NGOs ahead of turning...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 12 July...
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  • July 9, 2021
    WTO members consider revised proposal for transparency reforms at...
    The WTO Goods Council discussed at its meeting on 8-9 July a revised proposal to enhance members’ compliance with...
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  • July 8, 2021
    WTO issues 2021 Annual Report
    The WTO’s Annual Report, published today (8 July), provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2020 and...
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  • July 8, 2021
    Trade for Peace Programme marks fifth anniversary of Liberia...
    On 8 July, the Trade for Peace Programme hosted a side-event to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable...
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  • July 6, 2021
    DDG Zhang highlights power of trade in transforming economies...
    Integration into the global economy through WTO membership can provide a pathway to economic development, peace and prosperity, Deputy...
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  • July 6, 2021
    WTO issues updated edition of “One-Page Case Summaries”
    The WTO has issued an updated edition of “One-Page Case Summaries”. The latest version provides a succinct summary of...
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  • July 6, 2021
    Trade can help put UN Sustainable Development Goals back...
    In a keynote address to the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said trade has...
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  • July 6, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala highlights vital role of trade for global...
    Addressing the Global Dialogue on Trade, a 6 July event organized by the WTO Secretariat in collaboration with the...
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  • July 6, 2021
    Members discuss economic and trade impact of natural disasters...
    The Committee on Trade and Development met on 6 July 2021 to discuss how trade policy and WTO rules...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Registration opens to access audio statements in “United States...
    At the joint request of the European Union and the United States in the dispute “United States — Anti-dumping...
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  • July 2, 2021
    Chair encourages members to make additional efforts to facilitate...
    The chair of the Sub-Committee for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Ambassador Monique T.G. Van Daalen of the Netherlands, urged...
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  • July 1, 2021
    Improving trade data for COVID-19 products key to better...
    Improving trade data on products needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic — including vaccines and their components — is...
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  • July 1, 2021
    WTO members continue review of LDC services waiver, e-commerce...
    The 1 July meeting of the Council on Trade in Services addressed the WTO work programme on e-commerce and...
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  • June 30, 2021
    WTO issues new update on trade in medical goods...
    The WTO Secretariat has published a further update of its information note on trade in medical goods in the...
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  • June 30, 2021
    WTO issues new update on trade in medical goods...
    The WTO Secretariat has published a further update of its information note on trade in medical goods in the...
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  • June 30, 2021
    Negotiating Group on Rules — Fisheries subsidies meeting at...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • June 30, 2021
    Chair introduces revised fishing subsidies text to facilitate 15...
    To facilitate discussions ahead of the 15 July meeting of ministers, the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador...
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  • June 30, 2021
    Germany pledges EUR 150,000 to help developing countries meet...
    Germany is pledging EUR 150,000 (approximately CHF 164,000) in 2021 to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) participate more...
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  • June 29, 2021
    WTO announces winners of John H. Jackson Moot Court...
    The WTO co-hosted the final round of the 19th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on...
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  • June 29, 2021
    China initiates WTO dispute complaint against Australian dumping, subsidy...
    China has requested WTO dispute consultations with Australia regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures imposed by Australia on imports...
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  • June 29, 2021
    WTO members agree to extend TRIPS transition period for...
    WTO members agreed to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual...
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  • June 29, 2021
    WTO technical symposium feeds into continuing efforts to deal...
    The WTO held a technical symposium on 29 June 2021 to address the main challenges to vaccine supply chain...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Australia initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese wine duties
    Australia has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures imposed by China on imports...
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  • June 28, 2021
    New Zealand donates CHF 50,000 to help LDCs take...
    New Zealand is contributing CHF 50,000 to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO membership participate in the...
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  • June 28, 2021
    WTO report: Trade policy restraint prevented destructive acceleration of...
    Trade policy restraint by G20 economies, as well as WTO members more broadly, prevented a destructive acceleration of protectionist...
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  • June 28, 2021
    Members consider Canadian request for panel review of Chinese...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 June, WTO members considered a request from Canada...
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  • June 25, 2021
    EIF Annual Report highlights resilience of poorest countries despite...
    The 2020 Annual Report of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), released on 24 June, reveals that EIF projects carried...
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  • June 25, 2021
    Call for proposals for “Digital Champions for Small Business”...
    The “Digital Champions for Small Business “ initiative was launched today (25 June 2021) at a joint event hosted...
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  • June 24, 2021
    Merchandise trade posts strong gains in first quarter despite...
    Global merchandise trade continued to bounce back in the first quarter of 2021 from its collapse earlier in the...
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  • June 24, 2021
    WHO, WIPO, WTO map out further collaboration to tackle...
    The Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO agreed to...
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  • June 24, 2021
    Working group on small business reviews draft ministerial declaration
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held on 24 June,...
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  • June 23, 2021
    Business leaders express support for WTO, underline priorities for...
    Business leaders from around the world met at a virtual Trade Dialogues session on 23 June to discuss pressing...
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  • June 22, 2021
    Chair Castillo selects David Walker to facilitate WTO response...
    General Council Chair Dacio Castillo of Honduras has selected Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand to be a facilitator...
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  • June 22, 2021
    Norway commits NOK 45 million to EIF to spur...
    Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is contributing NOK 45 million (CHF 4.8 million) to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)...
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  • June 22, 2021
    100th session of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • June 22, 2021
    WTO members review CPTPP at 100th session of Committee...
    WTO members considered the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) at the landmark 100th session of the...
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  • June 21, 2021
    Plastics pollution dialogue advances discussions, eyeing MC12 outcome
    WTO members participating in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) discussed on 21...
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  • June 18, 2021
    WTO to host technical symposium on COVID-19 vaccine supply...
    The WTO will hold on 29 June 2021 a technical symposium to contribute to improved public and policymaker understanding...
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  • June 18, 2021
    WTO launches call for MSME stories on “Building resilience...
    The WTO is inviting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to share their business experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic...
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  • June 18, 2021
    Chair to explore potential next steps on special treatment...
    The ten Agreement-specific proposals for special and differential treatment tabled by the G90 group of developing and least-developed countries...
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  • June 17, 2021
    DDG Zhang highlights role of trade in promoting security,...
    Trade plays a key role in producing economic opportunities, helping to create employment and strengthening institutions, which are indispensable...
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  • June 17, 2021
    Canada pledges CAD 193,000 for food, animal and plant...
    Canada is contributing CAD 193,000 (approximately CHF 111,000) to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in 2021 to...
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  • June 17, 2021
    Investment facilitation talks advance, delve into implementation and technical...
    Participants in the discussions on investment facilitation for development (IFD) continued to make progress in negotiating a future agreement....
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  • June 15, 2021
    EU donates EUR 1 million to enhance developing countries’...
    The European Union has contributed EUR 1 million (just over CHF 1 million) over the period 2021-2022 to help...
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  • June 15, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes resolution in US-EU aircraft subsidy disputes
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued a statement on 15 June in response to the announcement by the European Union and...
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  • June 15, 2021
    Japan initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese steel duties
    Japan has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning anti-dumping measures imposed by China on certain stainless steel products...
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  • June 14, 2021
    WTO members urged to hasten towards fisheries subsidies compromise...
    WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies have progressed ahead of the 15 July meeting of ministers, but gaps remain and...
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  • June 11, 2021
    Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on sodium hypochlorite
    On 11 June 2021, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 27 May 2021 a...
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  • June 11, 2021
    WTO members consider how to monitor Aid for Trade...
    WTO members had a first exchange on 11 June on how to monitor Aid for Trade ahead of next...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Finland gives EUR 1,025,000 to deepen developing countries’ participation...
    The government of Finland is contributing EUR 1,025,000 (over CHF 1,100,000) in 2021 and 2022 to help developing countries...
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  • June 10, 2021
    Participants in services regulation talks outline steps taken to...
    Brazil, China, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom presented how they are implementing services domestic regulation disciplines at the...
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  • June 9, 2021
    Members approach text-based discussions for an urgent IP response...
    WTO members moved closer to a text-based process to address the proposals put forward by delegations aimed at improving...
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  • June 9, 2021
    Members discuss COVID-19, climate change, digital issues at review...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 2-4 and 9 June, WTO members...
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  • June 9, 2021
    The Director-General welcomes the Head of Government of Tunisia,...
    On 9 June, the Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, welcomed the Head of Government of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Hichem Mechichi,...
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  • June 8, 2021
    Technical assistance report highlights positive impact of 2020 activities...
    The WTO’s Technical Assistance Annual Report, released on 8 June, reveals how WTO capacity-building support continued to be provided...
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  • June 8, 2021
    High time for global rules on fishing subsidies, the...
    Marking World Ocean Day on 8 June, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, and Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, chair of...
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  • June 7, 2021
    WTO receives updated petition calling for universally accessible and...
    A petition signed by over 2.7 million people from around the world calling for universal access to affordable COVID-19...
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  • June 7, 2021
    WTO opens NGO accreditation for Geneva Ministerial Conference
    The WTO has opened the accreditation process for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference, which...
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  • June 7, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes President Kaljulaid of Estonia to the...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to the WTO on 7 June. The two discussed the state...
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  • June 5, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala on World Environment Day: Harness sustainable trade...
    Trade cooperation at the WTO must be harnessed sustainably to protect the environment and ensure inclusiveness and prosperity for...
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  • June 4, 2021
    Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on ceramic tiles
    On 4 June 2021, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 June 2021 a...
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  • June 3, 2021
    Deadline for submitting proposals for 2021 Public Forum extended...
    The deadline for submitting proposals for this year’s Public Forum — entitled “Trade beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience” — has...
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  • June 3, 2021
    Conclusion of first WTO-FES virtual seminar for English-speaking journalists...
    Twenty journalists from English media outlets in Africa and Asia attended a seminar organized by the WTO and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung...
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  • June 2, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for enhancing LDCs’ integration in global...
    Restoring and increasing the export performance of least developed countries (LDCs) in services trade has taken on greater urgency...
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  • June 1, 2021
    New $50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to...
    The heads of the world’s predominant global financing, health and trade agencies have united to urge government leaders to...
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  • May 31, 2021
    WTO launches Gender Research Hub to promote cooperation on...
    The WTO on 31 May launched the WTO Gender Research Hub to enhance collaboration and exchange among trade and...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Webinar to explore role of regulatory cooperation in easing...
    On 2 June 2021, a panel of experts will discuss regulatory cooperation and its role in facilitating access to...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Goods barometer reveals strength of trade recovery, depth of...
    Global merchandise trade is continuing to recover in 2021 following a steep but brief pandemic-induced drop in the second...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Panels established to review Chinese barley duties, EU palm...
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 May, WTO members agreed to the establishment of...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Members discuss possible MC12 deliverables on trade and environmental...
    WTO members taking part in a new initiative on trade and environmental sustainability continued their discussions on possible outcomes...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Members updated on progress in cotton trade and development...
    The Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other WTO members held discussions on trade-related aspects of cotton...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Customs Valuation Committee sees encouraging increase in notification activity
    At the meeting of the Committee on Customs Valuation on 27 May 2021, WTO members noted encouraging progress on...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Farm talks enter critical stage as Cairns, African groups...
    The Cairns Group — a group of agriculture exporting countries — and the African Group, representing 64 WTO members,...
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  • May 25, 2021
    WTO introduces the General Council ePortal
    A new e-portal and search engine will make it easier to access documents on the deliberations that have taken...
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  • May 25, 2021
    WTO panel issues report in Canada-Australia wine dispute
    On 25 May the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Australia in “Canada — Measures...
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  • May 21, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on WTO members to tackle vaccine...
    Speaking to G20 leaders and the heads of international organizations on 21 May, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said WTO members...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Webinar to address delivery of medical technologies, vaccines to...
    A panel of experts will explore on 26 May 2021 the factors determining the successful delivery of medical technologies...
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  • May 20, 2021
    E-commerce negotiations advance, delve deeper into data issues
    At a meeting on e-commerce negotiations held on 20 May, co-convenor Ambassador George Mina (Australia) urged WTO members to...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Webinar examines challenges, opportunities in the use of trade...
    WTO members exchanged views with public and private sector experts on the growing challenges and opportunities facing businesses in...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Kyrgyz Republic
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of the Kyrgyz Republic takes place on 18 and 20...
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  • May 17, 2021
    WTO members look to MC12 outcome on trade finance
    Speaking at a meeting of the Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance on 17 May, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
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  • May 17, 2021
    WTO launches first online Regional Trade Policy Course for...
    A total of 26 government officials from 16 WTO members and observers are attending the WTO’s first online Regional...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Webinar to explore perspectives on access to medical technologies
    A panel of leading experts from government, industry, civil society, academia and intergovernmental organizations will explore the different perspectives...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Bolivia outlines vaccine import needs in use of WTO...
    The government of Bolivia has formally notified the WTO of the country’s need to import COVID-19 vaccines, taking another...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Productive new negotiating round for an investment facilitation agreement
    At a negotiating meeting of the structured discussions on investment facilitation for development on 11-12 May, participating members made...
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  • May 11, 2021
    Fishing subsidies negotiations chair introduces new text in run-up...
    The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, introduced on 11 May a new draft...
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  • May 10, 2021
    New booklet highlights key results of 2020 work on...
    The WTO has launched a new booklet highlighting ten key results from the latest annual review of the Technical...
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  • May 10, 2021
    Participants in services domestic regulation talks share national practices
    WTO members participating in the negotiations on services domestic regulation shared how they are implementing disciplines at the national...
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  • May 10, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala talks COVID response, recovery with Italian officials
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with senior Italian leaders — including Prime Minister Mario Draghi — on 9-10 May to...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Webinar to explore links between TRIPS and health technology...
    A panel of leading experts will explore on 12 May the impact of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Statement of Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on USTR Tai’s statement...
    “I read with interest the statement made yesterday by USTR Katherine Tai and I warmly welcome her willingness to...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Trade and public health, fish subsidies and LDC concerns...
    Ensuring access to essential medical goods during a pandemic, securing a global deal on prohibiting harmful fisheries subsidies and...
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  • May 5, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala underlines urgent need to address equitable access...
    WTO members must respond urgently to the need for a multilateral solution to ensure equitable access to vaccines worldwide,...
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  • May 5, 2021
    General Council
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  • May 5, 2021
    WTO opens online registration for 2021 Public Forum
    Online registration for the 2021 Public Forum is now open. The main theme for this year’s Forum, which will...
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  • May 4, 2021
    EIF launches policy briefs to develop trade opportunities for...
    The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) released on 4 May three policy briefs recommending actions to boost the participation of...
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  • May 4, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala announces her four Deputy Directors-General
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (4 May) announced the appointment of Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of...
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  • May 4, 2021
    Working group on small business discusses roadmap to MC12...
    At a meeting of the Informal Working Group on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held on 4 May, WTO...
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  • May 3, 2021
    Members discuss contours of potential MC12 deliverables
    Heads of WTO member delegations today exchanged views about issues on which they can realistically reach agreements in the...
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  • May 3, 2021
    TRIPS@25 webinar: Leading economists to explore the economics of...
    A panel of leading international economists will explore the evolving relationship between the intellectual property (IP) system and international...
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  • May 3, 2021
    WTO launches Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health...
    The WTO, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), launched on...
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  • April 30, 2021
    New WTO database details impact of regulatory barriers, other...
    Trade policy barriers such as tariffs and regulations account for at least 14 per cent of trade costs according...
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  • April 30, 2021
    TRIPS Council to continue to discuss temporary IP waiver,...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 30 April 2021, WTO...
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  • April 30, 2021
    Members welcome ongoing efforts to monitor trade-related measures during...
    At the formal meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 29-30 April, WTO members underlined the ongoing efforts...
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  • April 28, 2021
    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 28, 2021
    Members consider requests for dispute panels from Australia, Malaysia
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 April, WTO members considered two requests for the...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Farm talks chair calls for increased efforts to prepare...
    The chair of WTO agriculture negotiations Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica) urged members at meetings on 23 and...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Committee reviews latest notifications on WTO members’ anti-dumping actions
    The WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 28 April to review members’ latest notifications of new or amended...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Future of special treatment for developing countries talks lies...
    WTO members sought on 27 April to advance discussions on ten Agreement-specific proposals tabled by a large group of...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Members express concerns on lack of transparency at WTO...
    Missing notifications from WTO members outlining the subsidies they give to their enterprises continues to be an irritant in...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Viet Nam
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Viet Nam takes place on 27 and 29 April...
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  • April 26, 2021
    Seminar to map evolving and diversifying links between IP...
    A virtual seminar organized by the WTO for 29 April 2021 will address the interaction of the Agreement on...
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  • April 26, 2021
    WTO examines progress in landlocked developing countries’ trade performance
    The participation of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in world trade has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new...
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  • April 26, 2021
    WTO saddened by passing of former Deputy Director-General Miguel...
    Miguel Rodríguez Mendoza died in Geneva on Sunday 25 April. He was a senior member of former WTO...
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  • April 26, 2021
    Morocco launches safeguard investigation on street lights
    On 26 April 2021, Morocco notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 23 April 2021 a...
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  • April 26, 2021
    Members review safeguard actions, discuss increased use
    At the biannual meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards on 26 April, WTO members reviewed a large number...
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  • April 23, 2021
    WTO members note further progress on Trade Facilitation Agreement...
    WTO members discussed the latest progress in implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the 22-23 April meeting of...
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  • April 23, 2021
    “Easter text” to facilitate negotiations for an investment facilitation...
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations on investment facilitation for development agreed on consolidating into one single document...
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  • April 22, 2021
    Conclusion of the joint FES-WTO seminar for journalists from...
    Twenty-one journalists from Latin American media outlets participated from 19 to 22 April in a virtual seminar organized jointly...
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  • April 22, 2021
    WTO issues call for papers for 2021 Essay Award...
    The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2021 WTO Essay Award. The...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Summary of statement of Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia,...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Negotiating Group on Rules — fisheries subsidies: Informal open-ended...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Ministerial meeting eyed for July as fisheries subsidies negotiations...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the fisheries subsidies negotiations chair, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, urged WTO members on 21...
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  • April 20, 2021
    What’s up on services? The WTO’s Trade Monitoring Database...
    Trying to find information on what WTO members are doing on services? A new addition to the WTO’s Trade...
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  • April 20, 2021
    E-commerce negotiations: Members finalise “clean text” on e-signatures and...
    At a meeting on e-commerce negotiations held on 20 April, WTO members participating in the talks announced that a...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Members note sharp downturn in LDCs’ trade, discuss role...
    An analysis of least-developed countries’ (LDCs) trade flows in 2020, presented to WTO members at a meeting of the...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Dates fixed for WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference
    The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place from 30 November to 3 December 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Virtual seminar to explore TRIPS and trade in knowledge
    The WTO is organizing a virtual seminar on 20 April 2021 to explore the burgeoning trade in knowledge within...
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  • April 15, 2021
    2021 Model WTO initiative focuses on trade and health
    Close to 60 students from around the world successfully concluded on 15 April the 24th edition of Model WTO,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Workshop on Information Technology Agreement to be held in...
    A WTO workshop to discuss developments in information and communications technology (ICT) will take place on 16 September in...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Chair Summary following “COVID-19 and Vaccine Equity: What Can...
    DG Okonjo-Iweala provided this summary at the end of the event.All copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday...
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  • April 14, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for follow-up action after WTO vaccine...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (14 April) called on WTO members, vaccine manufacturers and international organizations to act to address...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Participants in talks on services domestic regulation share implementation...
    At a virtual meeting held on 14 April 2021, WTO members participating in the negotiations on services domestic regulation...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Tonga
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Tonga takes place on 14 and 16 April 2021....
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  • April 13, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Equitable vaccine access key to sustained recovery...
    In meetings in Washington, D.C. last week, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO Director-General, made the case that equitable worldwide access...
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  • April 12, 2021
    WTO launches call for proposals for 2021 Public Forum
    The WTO has issued a call for proposals for this year’s Public Forum, whose theme is “Trade beyond COVID-19:...
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  • April 12, 2021
    DG calls on WTO members to narrow remaining gaps...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 12 April urged heads of WTO delegations to stay engaged in the fisheries subsidies negotiations...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Negotiating Group on Rules — Fisheries Subsidies: Plenary meeting...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Calling young professionals: the WTO wants you!
    Wanted: Young, dynamic, hard-working individuals with an interest in trade and a yearning for learning to work at...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Qatar
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Qatar takes place on 6 and 8 April 2021....
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  • April 1, 2021
    France contributes approximately EUR 6 million to help developing...
    France is donating approximately EUR 6 million to finance WTO technical assistance programmes for developing countries and least-developed countries...
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  • April 1, 2021
    WTO hosts Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health...
    WTO member and observer governments are invited to submit candidates for the 2021 Virtual Course on Trade and Public...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Trade forecast press conference
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  • March 31, 2021
    World trade primed for strong but uneven recovery after...
    Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Director-General urges WTO members to deliver concrete results this...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to deliver concrete results that promote the WTO’s founding objectives: using trade...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Global Trade and Blockchain Forum 2021
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  • March 30, 2021
    Blockchain forum looks at how to accelerate digitalization to...
    The 2021 Global Trade and Blockchain Forum held on 30 March brought together policy-makers, trade officials and business representatives...
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  • March 30, 2021
    WTO members discuss measures to tackle climate change and...
    WTO members discussed the trade-related aspects of the European Green Deal and heard presentations from several developing countries on...
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  • March 30, 2021
    COVID-19 concerns continue to overshadow WTO farm trade discussions
    Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm trade and farm policies continued to overshadow the work...
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  • March 29, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Action on trade can help alleviate debt...
    Speaking at a High-Level Meeting with Heads of State and Government on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    2021 Public Forum theme to be “Trade beyond COVID-19:...
    The WTO’s 2021 Public Forum, to be held from 28 to 30 September, will look at the effects of...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution kicks off again
    The Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade took place on 29 March 2021 and focused...
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  • March 29, 2021
    WTO committee explores initiatives to increase developing countries’ trading...
    Special and differential treatment for developing countries, and particularly for least-developed countries (LDCs), featured in WTO members’ discussions at...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Sudan, WTO host Round Table with development partners to...
    The Government of Sudan and the WTO Secretariat organised a Round Table with WTO members and development partners on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    WTO-ECOWAS workshop addresses health, intellectual property and trade policy-making
    The WTO and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission jointly organized a three-day virtual workshop on...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Training course on trade in services for acceding governments...
    The second training course on trade in services for WTO acceding governments took place virtually from 15 to 26...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Members discuss SPS Ministerial Declaration, address large number of...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on 25-26 March, WTO members discussed a...
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  • March 25, 2021
    WTO concludes online Regional Trade Policy Course for Arab...
    The WTO’s second online Regional Trade Policy Course concluded on 25 March, with 16 government officials from nine Arab...
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  • March 25, 2021
    WTO launches Trade for Peace Network in support of...
    On 25 March, the Trade for Peace Network was launched at a meeting attended by ambassadors from WTO members...
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  • March 24, 2021
    WTO and Enhanced Integrated Framework announce winner of photo...
    The WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework EIF announced today (24 March) the winner of the “Trading during the...
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  • March 24, 2021
    WTO holds online discussion on trade issues in Arab...
    Key trade negotiators, decision makers and private sector representatives from Arab and Middle Eastern countries discussed contemporary trade policy...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Aid for Trade Stocktaking Event
    Remarks by DG Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • March 23, 2021
    Post-COVID-19 recovery must not leave anyone behind — DG...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, joined by five heads of international organizations, stressed the need to keep global trade flows...
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  • March 23, 2021
    New WTO report examines ways of increasing Africa’s trading...
    African economies have been hit hard by the downturn in global trade triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Finland gives EUR 2 milion to EIF to help...
    The government of Finland has provided EUR 2 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for 2021-2022 to help...
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  • March 22, 2021
    WTO members consider EU-Singapore, Peru-Australia trade agreements
    WTO members considered the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore and the Free Trade Agreement between...
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  • March 22, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala continues outreach to members with Ottawa Group...
    As part of her outreach to WTO members aimed at encouraging results-oriented compromises in ongoing negotiations, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • March 19, 2021
    United States appeals panel report regarding US duties on...
    The United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 19 March of its decision to appeal the panel report...
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  • March 19, 2021
    WTO members hold March cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings
    In the week-long cluster of meetings of the Negotiating Group on Rules held from 15 to 19 March, WTO...
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  • March 17, 2021
    DDG Wolff: Africa is a priority for the WTO
    Speaking at a meeting of the Informal Working Party on the Accession of Sudan on 17 March, Deputy Director-General...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Director-General concludes successful official visit to Nigeria
    On the final day of her three-day visit to Nigeria, Director-General Okonjo-Iweala met with women entrepreneurs and representatives of...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Mongolia
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Mongolia takes place on 17 and 19 March 2021....
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  • March 16, 2021
    Co-convenors of e-commerce negotiations: We are heartened by progress...
    At a meeting on e-commerce negotiations on 16 March, co-convenor George Mina (Australia) reminded participating members of their target...
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  • March 15, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala makes official visit to Nigeria
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is in Nigeria for her first official trip since taking office at the beginning of March....
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  • March 12, 2021
    Members of Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender...
    Members adopted a 2021 work plan to intensify efforts to increase women’s empowerment through trade at the 26 February...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Barometer points to services trade rebound in short run,...
    After falling sharply during the global pandemic, world services trade appears to be in a recovery phase, according to...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Members discuss TRIPS waiver, LDC transition period and green...
    Members continued discussions on the role of intellectual property amid a pandemic and how the WTO and other stakeholders...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Workshop looks at incentives for technology transfer to LDCs...
    A virtual workshop on incentives for technology transfer to least-developed countries (LDCs) under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of...
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  • March 9, 2021
    DG calls on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to increase production...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 9 March called on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to do more to ramp up production in...
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  • March 9, 2021
    Steady progress in the negotiations for an investment facilitation...
    The participants in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development held another negotiating meeting on 8-9...
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  • March 8, 2021
    2021 WTO International Women’s Day: “Women in Leadership: Achieving...
    Opening remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • March 8, 2021
    International Women’s Day: Focus on women for a stronger...
    On the occasion of 2021 International Women’s Day on 8 March, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said: “The COVID-19 pandemic...
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  • March 5, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala hits the ground running
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala finished her first week at the WTO by meeting with ambassadors and groups of members for...
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  • March 5, 2021
    First meeting held to advance work on trade and...
    The first meeting of WTO members taking part in a new initiative aimed at advancing work on trade and...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Two internship programmes for developing countries and LDCs get...
    Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah welcomed 36 new interns from developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) at a virtual...
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  • March 5, 2021
    WTO members to hold workshop on preferences for services...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 5 March 2021, WTO members agreed to organize...
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  • March 4, 2021
    DDG Wolff: AfCFTA and WTO can help “knit...
    Regional and multilateral integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and WTO membership can help to “knit...
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  • March 4, 2021
    WTO chairpersons for 2021
    The WTO General Council, on 4 March 2021, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Talks on domestic regulation in services focus on disciplines...
    Participants in the talks on domestic regulation in services explored at a virtual meeting on 4 March equivalent disciplines...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Talks kick off for Brazil’s accession to government procurement...
    Parties to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) initiated negotiations on 3 March on Brazil’s accession to the GPA at...
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  • March 3, 2021
    WTO members adopt roadmap to review implementation of the...
    The WTO Committee on Trade Facilitation on 3 March adopted a roadmap for the first ever review of progress...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Saudi Arabia
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Saudi Arabia takes place on 3 and 5 March...
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  • March 1, 2021
    This year holds great promise for WTO and multilateral...
    Speaking at a General Council meeting on 1 March, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff welcomed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her...
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  • March 1, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: WTO can deliver results if members “accept...
    Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking office on 1 March, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva in...
    WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place in the week of 29...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Civil society call for fishing subsidies deal welcomed by...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed civil society’s plea for a successful conclusion to the fisheries subsidies negotiations, illustrated through a...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Members review proposals on improving implementation of Technical Barriers...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 23-26 February, WTO members discussed various...
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  • February 25, 2021
    DDG Wolff calls on members to work with new...
    Speaking to heads of WTO member delegations on 25 February, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged them to build on...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Japan gives CHF 160,000 to help developing countries strengthen...
    Japan has contributed over CHF 160,000 in 2021 to help build the trading capacities of developing countries and least-developed...
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  • February 24, 2021
    WTO members hold February cluster of meetings for fisheries...
    The Negotiating Group on Rules concluded another cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings on 19 February. During the week-long series...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Members discuss TRIPS waiver request, exchange views on IP...
    At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 23 February 2021,...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Japan supports EIF to help poorest countries recover from...
    Japan has contributed over USD 81,000 (approximately CHF 72,000) to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) in 2021 to help...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Pakistan appeals panel report regarding duties on BOPP film...
    Pakistan notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 22 February of its decision to appeal the panel report in the...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Programme for Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event now online
    The programme for the Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event to be held from 23 to 25 March was published at a...
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  • February 22, 2021
    New WTO handbook sheds light on the Technical Barriers...
    A new WTO publication, launched on 22 February, provides an overview of the purpose and scope of the WTO...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Panels established to review Indonesian, US trade measures
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 22 February to two requests for...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Goods Barometer signals strong trade rebound but momentum may...
    World merchandise trade volume growth remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2020 after trade rebounded in the third...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Working group on small business reflects on topics for...
    At the first meeting of the year for the Informal Working Group on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Statement by the Chair of the General Council
    Appointment of the next Director-GeneralAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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    WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Myanmar
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Myanmar takes place on 15 and 17 February 2021....
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  • February 10, 2021
    WTO launches “Trading during the COVID-19 pandemic” photo contest
    The WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a photo contest to showcase how world trade is...
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  • February 10, 2021
    New system for applying for trade-related training activities now...
    The WTO launched on 10 February an online portal to allow individuals to apply online for trade-related technical assistance...
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  • February 9, 2021
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    The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the...
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  • February 9, 2021
    DDG Wolff — WTO must demonstrate soon it...
    In remarks delivered to the Washington International Trade Association on 9 February, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the WTO...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Chair calls dedicated meetings to solve impasse on special...
    At a meeting on 8 February, the Chair of the trade and development negotiations, Ambassador Kadra Ahmed Hassan of...
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  • February 5, 2021
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    At the first meeting of the year on e-commerce negotiations, held on 5 February, co-convenor Ambassador George Mina (Australia)...
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  • February 5, 2021
    WTO negotiators undertake intensive preparatory work as agriculture talks...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 5 February, WTO members discussed the latest...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Online executive trade course under way for developing countries
    Sixty-two senior government officials from developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) are attending the WTO’s first Virtual Executive Trade Course...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Participants in domestic regulation negotiations for services commit to...
    Participants in the negotiations on services domestic regulation reaffirmed on 4 February their commitment to reaching a “meaningful” outcome...
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  • February 3, 2021
    DDG Agah welcomes fifth cohort of WTO young professionals
    Deputy Director-General Frederick Yonov Agah welcomed the new cohort of young professionals to the WTO at a virtual welcoming...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Online Aid for Trade event to examine the impact...
    The WTO will host an online event on 23-25 March to explore the trade-related challenges faced by developing countries...
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  • February 1, 2021
    WTO DDGs call for heightened cooperation on vaccine availability
    The WTO’s four Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Frederick Agah, Karl Brauner, Alan Wolff and Yi Xiaozhun — urged members...
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  • January 29, 2021
    DDG Wolff urges WTO ministers to address the pandemic...
    Speaking to ministers from a cross-section of the WTO membership on 29 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged them...
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  • January 28, 2021
    New WTO publication looks at impact of digital technologies...
    A new WTO publication launched on 28 January looks at how the rapid adoption of digital technologies can create...
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  • January 27, 2021
    COVID-19 continued focus of trade facilitation discussions
    The COVID-19 pandemic continued to be at the centre of discussions when the WTO’s Committee on Trade Facilitation met...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Nicaragua
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Nicaragua takes place on 27 and 29 January 2021....
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  • January 26, 2021
    Services trade recovery not yet in sight
    Global services trade in the third quarter of 2020 fell 24% compared to the same period in 2019, according...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Investment facilitation agreement negotiators set up roadmap towards Ministerial...
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development have approved a roadmap...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Members consider panel requests regarding Indonesian, US trade measures
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 25 January, WTO members considered two requests for the...
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  • January 22, 2021
    DDG Wolff stresses need to make progress in WTO...
    Addressing agriculture ministers at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin on 22 January, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Korea appeals panel report regarding Korean duties on Japanese...
    Korea notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 22 January of its decision to appeal the panel report in the...
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  • January 22, 2021
    WTO members resume work on fisheries subsidies negotiations using...
    On 22 January, at a meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules, heads of WTO delegations said they were...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Group of members issue joint pledge on humanitarian food...
    A group of nearly 80 WTO members issued a joint statement on 21 January pledging not to impose export...
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  • January 21, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Korean...
    On 21 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States —...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Malaysia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU palm oil...
    Malaysia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU and its member...
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  • January 18, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding Pakistan duties on BOPP...
    On 18 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United Arab Emirates in...
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  • January 14, 2021
    DDG Wolff: Focused WTO talks needed on trade...
    Speaking at a webinar hosted by the French Association of Large Companies (AFEP) on 14 January, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions...
    Costa Rica has requested WTO dispute consultations with Panama regarding measures imposed by Panama that restrict or prohibit the...
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  • January 13, 2021
    DDG Wolff outlines possible responses to calls for WTO...
    Speaking at a virtual event hosted by Chatham House in London on 13 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined...
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  • January 13, 2021
    WTO, OECD launch dataset on bilateral trade in services
    The WTO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 13 January jointly launched a new dataset...
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  • January 11, 2021
    WIPO and WTO launch enhanced access to the Colloquium...
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO have launched a new webpage providing comprehensive access to the...
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  • January 11, 2021
    Estonia donates EUR 20,000 to help increase trade know-how...
    Estonia has contributed EUR 20,000 (CHF 22,000) in 2021 to enhance the trading capacities of developing countries and least-developed...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Austria donates EUR 200,000 to support trade-related academic activities
    The government of Austria has contributed EUR 200,000 (CHF 215,000) in 2021 to the Global Trust Fund (GTF) dedicated...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: India
    The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of India takes place on 6 and 8 January 2021....
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  • December 14, 2020
    WTO issues compendium of GATT dispute settlement reports
    The new “GATT Dispute Settlement Reports” compendium brings together for the first time all dispute settlement reports issued under...
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  • December 14, 2020
    Three internship programmes for developing countries and LDCs conclude...
    Three internship programmes for developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) concluded at the WTO on 14 December. A total...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Package of declarations and recommendations adopted to help small...
    The Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) officially adopted at its meeting on 11 December...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Report shows marked decline in trade restrictions by WTO...
    The Director-General’s latest annual overview of trade-related developments shows a marked slowdown in the number of trade-restrictive and trade-facilitating...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Trade Policy Review Body — Trade Monitoring Overview of...
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  • December 11, 2020
    DDG Wolff: “WTO accession has been a story of...
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  • December 10, 2020
    DDG Wolff: “The WTO must not continue as it...
    In remarks delivered to a 10 December Chatham House discussion regarding trans-Atlantic cooperation on WTO reform, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • December 10, 2020
    Members discuss work plan at first meeting of Informal...
    Members exchanged ideas on how to further advance their understanding of the links between trade and gender and how...
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  • December 10, 2020
    Members to continue discussion on proposal for temporary IP...
    At the meeting of the Council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 10 December, WTO members...
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  • December 9, 2020
    Sweden gives SEK 40 million to help developing countries...
    The government of Sweden is pledging SEK 40 million (approximately CHF 4.2 million) over the period 2020-2023 to help...
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  • December 9, 2020
    WTO receives petition asking for universally accessible and affordable...
    A petition calling for universal access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines was delivered virtually by Avaaz, a global online...
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  • December 9, 2020
    Trade Policy Review: Indonesia
    The seventh review of the trade policies and practices of Indonesia takes place on 9 and 11 December 2020....
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  • December 8, 2020
    WTO seeks applications for new phase of Chairs Programme
    The WTO is seeking applications from academic institutions around the world for a new phase of the WTO Chairs...
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  • December 8, 2020
    Ninth China Round Table to reflect on 25 years...
    The Ninth China Round Table on WTO Accessions, to be held on 11 December, will review and pay tribute...
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  • December 8, 2020
    Investment facilitation agreement negotiators wrap up productive year
    The participants in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development held another round of meetings on...
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  • December 4, 2020
    DDG Wolff calls for deepening work on “Trade for...
    At a concluding session of the WTO’s “Trade for Peace” week on 4 December, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff outlined...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Electronics and automotive products lift global merchandise trade in...
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  • December 4, 2020
    WTO thanks 2020 Young Professionals for their work during...
    On behalf of the entire WTO, Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah on 4 December thanked the 2020 WTO Young...
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  • December 4, 2020
    WTO members consider holding a workshop on preferences for...
    WTO members tasked the WTO Secretariat with drafting an agenda for a virtual workshop next spring on preferential treatment...
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  • December 3, 2020
    DDG Agah: Trade key to mitigating impact of COVID-19...
    Trade will play a key role in helping Africa to improve living standards and mitigate the economic impact of...
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  • December 3, 2020
    Germany, Estonia contribute to EIF to help poorest countries...
    Germany and Estonia have pledged EUR 815,000 to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the programme’s bi-annual Steering Committee...
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  • December 2, 2020
    DDG Wolff pays tribute to James Wolfensohn
    Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff has paid tribute to former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who passed away on 25...
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  • December 2, 2020
    “Pressing needs for a breakthrough” in WTO farm trade...
    Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged WTO members on 2 December to push for extensive reform of existing global farm...
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  • December 2, 2020
    UK and Switzerland confirm participation in revised government procurement...
    Switzerland and the United Kingdom have completed the final step for making their respective participation in the revised Government...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Aid for Trade stocktaking event to examine impact of...
    An online information session was held by the WTO on 2 December to prepare for an Aid for Trade...
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  • December 2, 2020
    WTO members conclude cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings
    On 2 December, at the conclusion of two days of meetings at the level of heads of delegation, the...
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  • December 1, 2020
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