Archive | Source: World Trade Organization

Press Release: Belarus reaffirms intent to complete WTO accession by next Ministerial Conference

Have you logged into your account? If you are an OPP customer or have free trial access and you can't view this content please click login at the top of the screen.  If you are not an OPP subscriber, create a free account now and get started with 30 days free Enterprise access to read this page and use our range of policy tools. Sign up takes under 2 minutes, the 30 day free access ends automatically, and we don't ask for any credit card details.

Press Release: Panels to review US duties on Spanish olives, Indonesian compliance with chicken ruling

Have you logged into your account? If you are an OPP customer or have free trial access and you can't view this content please click login at the top of the screen.  If you are not an OPP subscriber, create a free account now and get started with 30 days free Enterprise access to read this page and use our range of policy tools. Sign up takes under 2 minutes, the 30 day free access ends automatically, and we don't ask for any credit card details.

Press Release: WTO report shows trade restrictions among G20 continuing at historic high levels

The WTO’s 21st Monitoring Report on G20 trade measures issued on 24 June shows that the trade coverage of new import-restrictive measures introduced during the period (October 2018 to May 2019) was more than 3.5 times the average since May 2012 when the report started including trade coverage figures.

Press Release: G20 trade ministers renew commitment to WTO reform with “sense of urgency”

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo participated in the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy on 8-9 June in Tsukuba, Japan, which resulted in a commitment by ministers to “work constructively with other WTO Members to undertake necessary WTO reform with a sense of urgency, including in the lead-up to the Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference”.

Summary of the WTO General Council meeting of 7 May 2019

Have you logged into your account? If you are an OPP customer or have free trial access and you can't view this content please click login at the top of the screen.  If you are not an OPP subscriber, create a free account now and get started with 30 days free Enterprise access to read this page and use our range of policy tools. Sign up takes under 2 minutes, the 30 day free access ends automatically, and we don't ask for any credit card details.

Press Release: Members review long list of safeguard actions at committee meeting

More than 30 safeguard-related actions of WTO members were put on the agenda for review at a meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards on 29 April. The European Union’s decision to impose a definitive safeguard measure against imports of steel products drew the most comments from members, with other actions by Canada, Egypt, Morocco and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on steel imports also drawing scrutiny.

Speech: DDG Wolff: Trading system must evolve to keep up with change in agricultural markets

Have you logged into your account? If you are an OPP customer or have free trial access and you can't view this content please click login at the top of the screen.  If you are not an OPP subscriber, create a free account now and get started with 30 days free Enterprise access to read this page and use our range of policy tools. Sign up takes under 2 minutes, the 30 day free access ends automatically, and we don't ask for any credit card details.

Press Release: Members adopt national security ruling on Russian Federation’s transit restrictions

The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 26 April formally adopted a panel ruling clarifying the use of national security exceptions to WTO rules as invoked in the trade dispute between the Russian Federation and Ukraine over transit restrictions. The DSB also heard a number of members’ views on proposed reforms to the dispute settlement process in light of recent dispute cases and continued differences over the appointment of Appellate Body members.

Event: Public Forum 2019 — “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World” (8-11 October 2019)

This year’s Public Forum theme is ‘Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World’. The sub-themes will be: “services — the next trade frontier”, “the next generation — what do Millennials & Gen Z want to see from global trade” and “the next chapter of the WTO — strengthening the trading system”.

WTO Press Release: DDG Wolff suggests members look at accessions as source of inspiration for WTO reform

Is there scope for members to look at the experience of WTO accessions for additional inspiration in the ongoing WTO reform debate, asked Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff at a meeting of the Informal Group of Acceding Governments on 25 April. Governments that have joined the WTO since 1995 and observer governments currently seeking WTO membership are “key stakeholders in the ongoing debate and have a voice that should be heard,” he underlined.

Press Release: WTO Forum looks at addressing food safety concerns through trade and cooperation

WTO rules on food safety play an important part in enabling governments to protect their citizens while ensuring trade can play its critical part in maintaining timely supplies of safe and affordable food, said Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in opening the International Forum on Food Safety and Trade taking place at the WTO on 23-24 April.

Dispute Settlement Body: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting

Have you logged into your account? If you are an OPP customer or have free trial access and you can't view this content please click login at the top of the screen.  If you are not an OPP subscriber, create a free account now and get started with 30 days free Enterprise access to read this page and use our range of policy tools. Sign up takes under 2 minutes, the 30 day free access ends automatically, and we don't ask for any credit card details.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies help you create your Policy Newsfeed for example. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close