NEWS FROM ABROAD

News from a selection of international sources.
  • October 22, 2021
    WHO, WIPO, WTO update information note on integrated health,...
    On 22 October 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO launched...
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  • October 22, 2021
    DDG Zhang: Cooperation in trade and investment needed to...
    Speaking at the World Investment Forum of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on 22 October, Deputy...
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  • October 22, 2021
    Coordinated global response key to MSMEs’ post-pandemic economic recovery...
    Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang highlighted the importance of targeted policies and a coordinated global response to mitigate the impact...
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  • October 22, 2021
    EU contributes EUR 75,000 to help LDCs participate in...
    The European Union is contributing EUR 75,000 (over CHF 80,000) to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO...
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  • October 22, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes constructive talks during visit to India
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala completed a three-day visit to India on 22 October, a visit which culminated in a...
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  • October 21, 2021
    Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on tricone drilling bits
    On 21 October 2021, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 13 October 2021 a...
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  • October 20, 2021
    The WTO has weathered recent global crises — DDG...
    The international trading system has demonstrated its usefulness and its resilience, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie...
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  • October 20, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: China
    The eighth review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on 20 and 22 October 2021....
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  • October 19, 2021
    LDC trade ministers adopt declaration on trade-related priorities ahead...
    Trade ministers from close to 30 least-developed countries (LDCs) adopted a declaration outlining LDCs’ trade priorities in the run-up...
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  • October 19, 2021
    Members agree on draft MC12 decision on small economies’...
    WTO members agreed on 19 October 2021 on a decision to be submitted to trade ministers for approval at...
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  • October 15, 2021
    WTO agriculture negotiators must step up engagement for MC12,...
    The Chair of the WTO agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), has told trade officials that the...
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  • October 15, 2021
    Logistics services critical for trade and economic development —...
    The digitalization of logistics services, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is helping to facilitate the smooth operation of supply...
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