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Press Release: Members give US green light to impose countermeasures on EU in aircraft subsidy dispute

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Press Release: World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation

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Press Release: Panel hearings in “US — Steel and Aluminium Products” disputes opened to the public

At the request of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and the United States, the panels in the disputes “US — Steel and Aluminium Products” (DS548, DS552 and DS556) have agreed to open their meetings with the parties to public viewing at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva. The hearings will take place during the month of November and are subject to separate registration procedures.

Press Release: Panel established to review Turkish pharmaceutical measures

WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 30 September to a request from the European Union for a dispute panel to review various measures concerning the production, importation and marketing of pharmaceutical products in Turkey. Members also considered requests for panels from the United States to review India’s additional tariffs on certain imported US goods and from Tunisia to review Morocco’s anti-dumping measure on imported school books.

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

Update – the final programme is now available.

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”.

Trade Policy Review: Suriname

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Press Release: Registration opens for public hearing in “EU — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States”

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Press Release: Revamped trade indicator suggests further weakening of goods trade into third quarter

The growth of world merchandise trade volumes is likely to remain weak in the third quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer, released on 15 August. The latest reading of 95.7 from the barometer, formerly the World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), is lower than the previous release and signals that stronger trade growth is not yet in sight.

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

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

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Press Release: Azevêdo: WTO reform is already happening

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

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

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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”.

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