The EUIPO has published the TM5 Catalogue of Quality Services involving users, a catalogue of user-driven initiatives developed under the framework of international cooperation activities with the TM5 offices.
Update: New questions have been published.
The EU and 15 other members of the WTO today decided on an arrangement that will allow them to bring appeals and solve trade disputes among them despite the current paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Given its strong and unwavering support for a rules-based trading system, the EU has been a leading force in the process to establish this contingency measure in the WTO.
Eurostat’s interactive data visualisation on trade in goods in the EU, Member States, the United Kingdom and EFTA countries has been updated with 2019 data in the “Themes in the spotlight” section.
European Aluminium profoundly regrets the US anti-dumping investigation into common alloy aluminium sheet from Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. European Aluminium contests the injurious dumping and subsidisation allegations and strongly urges the US authorities not to impose additional trade barriers but rather to work together with the European Commission to address subsidised Chinese overcapacity, which is the root cause of the challenges faced by the aluminium industries in Europe and the US.
Update: This event is postponed to 7 May 2020.
The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report was published in Davos in January. For the first time in the survey’s 10-year outlook, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood are all environmental: extreme weather events (e.g. floods, storms); failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation; major natural disasters (e.g. earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, geomagnetic storms); major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse; human-made environmental damage and disasters.