NEWS FROM ABROAD

News from a selection of international sources.
  • May 18, 2022
    Trade Policy Review: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
    The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein takes place on 18 and 20...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Members review notification activity on national customs legislation
    WTO members reviewed the status of notifications of national customs legislation as well as questions regarding that legislation at...
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  • May 17, 2022
    WTO launches new WTO data portal
    The WTO has launched a new WTO data portal to provide easy access to key databases offering trade statistics...
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  • May 17, 2022
    Registration opens for virtual event on finance and trade...
    With the objective of supporting ongoing discussions about the finance and trade lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic over...
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  • May 16, 2022
    Members discuss e-commerce, trade concerns and LDCs’ participation in...
    WTO members addressed implementation of the services waiver for least-developed countries (LDCs), which seeks to boost their participation in...
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  • May 16, 2022
    DG receives letter from environmental groups seeking global deal...
    Representatives of nearly 200 environmental organizations on 16 May presented a letter for WTO members to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,...
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  • May 16, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls on LDCs to focus on most...
    Delivering the opening address at the “South-South Dialogue on Least-developed Countries (LDCs) and Development” on 16 May in Geneva,...
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  • May 13, 2022
    Spring sessions of WTO Training Course on Trade and...
    A total of 53 government officials representing over 30 WTO members have completed the WTO Training Course on Trade...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Members discuss potential outcome on cotton at MC12, World...
    At the WTO’s Cotton Days meetings on 11-12 May, the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other...
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  • May 12, 2022
    DG Okonjo-Iweala shares views with international agency heads on...
    In meetings this week with the heads of leading UN System international agencies, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said that...
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  • May 12, 2022
    Trade thoughts, from Geneva, by DDG Anabel González
    Moving towards a WTO deal on COVID-19 vaccines?All copyrights for this article are reserved to WTO news
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  • May 12, 2022
    Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing...
    WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to...
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