NEWS FROM ABROAD

News from a selection of international sources.
  • 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 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 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
    High-Level Dialogue on “Expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacture to promote...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to WTO news
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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 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 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
    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
    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
    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 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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