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The Philippines launches safeguard investigation on rice

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Today, the Philippines notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 September 2019 a “preliminary safeguard investigation” on rice. In a document submitted together with the notification (see footnote of the notification)
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Appellate Body issues report regarding Ukrainian duties on ammonium nitrate from Russia

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Today, the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in “Ukraine — Anti-Dumping Measures on Ammonium Nitrate” (DS493). You can find the summary of the key findings here
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Canada files WTO dispute complaint against Chinese import restrictions on canola seed

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Canada has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning measures imposed by China affecting the importation of canola seed from Canada. The request was circulated to WTO members today. Canada claims that measures suspending the
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India launches safeguard investigation on phenol

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Today, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 23 August 2019 a safeguard investigation on phenol. In the notification India indicated, among other things, as follows: “All interested parties may make
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Wall Street Journal Series Tells the Story of Israel’s Innovation for Good

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For Israel, innovation has always been inextricably linked to the survival, security, and well-being of the people. “How did we start up a nation from nothing and transform it into a nation of start-ups?” the
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Registration opens for public hearing in “EU — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States”

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At the request of the parties in the dispute “European Union — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States” (DS559), the panel has agreed to open its first substantive meeting with the parties
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United States appeals panel report regarding renewable energy measures

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Today, the United States filed an appeal concerning the WTO panel report in the case brought by India in “United States — Certain Measures Relating to the Renewable Energy Sector” (DS510). The panel report was
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 9 August 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the agenda here    
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Summary of General Council meeting of 23-24 July 2019

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1. Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee and Report by the Director-General The Chair referred to the Director-General’s report at the 19 July Informal TNC and HODs meetings. At that meeting, some
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Madagascar launches safeguard investigation on pasta

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Today, Madagascar notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had decided to initiate on 18 July 2019 a safeguard investigation on pasta. In the notification Madagascar indicated, among other things, that (original text in
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