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Israel Trade and Economic Office, Embassy of Israel

Geneva, Switzerland

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WTO members welcome entry into force of amendment to ease access to medicines

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Yesterday, the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) met to mark the entry into force of the first amendment to WTO rules since the organization was established. The amendment secures a legal
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WTO issues panel report regarding Russian duties on vehicle imports from Germany and Italy

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Today, the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by the European Union in “Russia — Anti-Dumping Duties on Light Commercial Vehicles from Germany and Italy” (DS479). You can find the summary of the
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Russia files WTO complaint against EU over anti-dumping duties on steel

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Today, the Russian Federation notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding anti-dumping duties imposed by the EU on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating
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United States files WTO complaint against Chinese aluminium subsidies

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Today, the United States notified the WTO Secretariat that it requested dispute consultations with China regarding alleged subsidies provided by China to its producers of primary aluminium. The United States alleges that loans and other financing
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Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed as sole candidate

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Today, the General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the
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Dates fixed for 2017 Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

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WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) will take place from 11 to 14 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The dates were endorsed at yesterday’s meeting of the WTO’s General Council.
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General Council proposed agenda

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You can find the proposed agenda for the last General Council of the year here
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Screening of arbitration hearing in US-Mexico tuna dispute

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At the request of the United States in the dispute “United States – Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products – Recourse to Article 22.6 of the DSU by the
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Progress made on Environmental Goods Agreement, setting stage for further talks

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Ministers and senior officials from the 18 participants in the Environmental Goods Agreement (representing 46 WTO members) met in Geneva this weekend to work towards liberalizing trade on a range of important environmental goods. Constructive
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WTO issues panel report regarding US tax breaks for civil aircraft production

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Today, the WTO issued the panel report in the case brought by the European Union regarding “United States – Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft” (DS487). You can find the report here
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