News from abroad

News from a selection of international sources.

  • April 3, 2020
    WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19...
    The WTO Secretariat has released a new report on trade in medical products critical for the global response to...
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  • April 2, 2020
    ICC, WTO heads urge business dialogue to inform response...
    WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce Secretary-General John Denton issued on 2 April a joint...
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  • April 1, 2020
    DDG Wolff outlines measures taken in response to COVID-19,...
    In a virtual address to the Washington International Trade Association on 1 April, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Agency chiefs issue joint call to keep food trade...
    The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health...
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  • March 30, 2020
    DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 ministers’ commitment to notify WTO...
    At a virtual gathering of G20 trade ministers on 30 March, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged them to “lead...
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  • March 30, 2020
    2020 Public Forum theme to be “Building on 25...
    The WTO’s 2020 Public Forum, to be held from 29 September to 2 October, will examine the important role...
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  • March 26, 2020
    DDG Wolff: COVID-19 crisis calls for “unprecedented level”...
    In a speech delivered to a virtual meeting of the Washington International Trade Association on 26 March, Deputy Director-General...
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  • March 26, 2020
    WTO members continue efforts to advance agriculture negotiations despite...
    WTO members continue exchanging views on various issues in the agriculture negotiations and the possible options for a positive...
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  • March 26, 2020
    DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 pledge on COVID-19 response and...
    WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo today (26 March) took part in an extraordinary G20 virtual leaders’ summit on COVID-19. He...
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  • March 25, 2020
    WTO sets up dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and trade
    The WTO has set up a dedicated webpage to help governments, business, the media and the public track the...
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  • March 25, 2020
    Azevêdo sees sharp fall in trade, calls for global...
    Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said cross-border trade and investment flows have a role to play in efforts to combat the...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Media, NGO accreditation suspended for 12th Ministerial Conference
    Accreditation for media and non-governmental organizations for the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) has been suspended, following host country...
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