News from abroad

News from a selection of international sources.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 22, 2020
    WTO paper explores role of trade policy in the...
    The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note on trade-related issues for COVID-19 vaccine production, manufacturing and deployment....
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  • December 22, 2020
    WTO updates report on trade in medical goods in...
    The WTO Secretariat has published an update of the information note on trade in medical goods in the context...
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  • December 21, 2020
    Australia initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese barley duties
    Australia has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by China on imports of...
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  • December 21, 2020
    Sweden donates SEK 19.2 million to help developing countries...
    The government of Sweden has contributed SEK 19.2 million (approximately CHF 2 million) as part of its efforts to...
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