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Israel Trade and Economic Office, Embassy of Israel

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Director-General selection process launched

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Today, the General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members of the process to appoint the WTO Director-General after the current term of office comes to an end on 31 August 2017.
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ITA expansion commitments

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A large majority of participants in the newly-expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA) have now implemented their tariff commitments under the deal, with full implementation on track for the near future. Reporting on behalf of the
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Anti-dumping Committee at WTO

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Concerns about a range of anti-dumping actions taken by WTO members on imported steel continued to dominate discussions at a meeting of the WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices. China’s Protocol of Accession China once again
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EU files appeal against WTO compliance panel ruling on aircraft subsidies

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Today, the EU filed a notice of appeal today, 13 October, challenging a WTO compliance panel’s findings in the dispute “European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft – Recourse to
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AB issues report regarding EU duties on biodiesel from Argentina

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Today, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the case “European Union – Anti Dumping Measures on Biodiesel from Argentina” (DS473). You can find the Report here
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the DSB

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 14 October 2016, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal
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Public Forum opens with call for focus on inclusive trade

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An agenda for inclusive trade focusing on the needs of small business owners and more vulnerable sectors of society will be essential for ensuring continued public support for open markets, speakers at the opening plenary
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the DSB

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 September 2016, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal
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WIPO, WHO, WTO Joint Technical Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Foster Innovation, Access and Appropriate Use of Antibiotics?

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WHO, WTO and WIPO will hold a joint technical symposium on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how to foster related innovation, as well as access to and appropriate use of antibiotics. The event will function as
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Appellate Body issues report in Korea/United States washers dispute

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Today, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the case “United States — Anti-dumping and countervailing measures on large residential washers from Korea” brought by Korea. You can find the summary of key findings
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