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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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WTO appoints two new Appellate Body members

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The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed today to appoint Ms Zhao Hong of China and Mr Hyun Chong Kim of Korea as members of the Appellate Body, for four-year terms, respectively, beginning on 1 December
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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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