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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...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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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
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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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
    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
    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
    Remarks by DDG YiAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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 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
    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 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 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
    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 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 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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  • February 15, 2021
    History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General
    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
    WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General
    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
    E-commerce negotiations: Members finalise “clean text” on unsolicited commercial...
    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
    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 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 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
    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 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 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 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 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...
    Remarks by DDG Yonov Frederick AgahAll copyrights for this article are reserved to FurnitureToday Business News
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  • December 11, 2020
    DDG Wolff: “WTO accession has been a story of...
    Speaking at the 9th edition of the China Round Table on WTO Accessions on 11 December, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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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...
    The third quarter of 2020 saw a partial recovery of world trade in manufactured goods, led by electronics, textiles...
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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
    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 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 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 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 1, 2020
    China pledges USD 500,000 to support WTO accession and...
    The government of China has pledged to renew its contribution of USD 500,000 (CHF 451,500) to the WTO’s Least...
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