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Japan initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese steel duties

Japan initiates WTO dispute complaint against Chinese steel duties

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Japan, today requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning anti-dumping measures imposed by China on certain stainless steel products from Japan. Japan claims the measures in question, imposed in 2019 by China’s Ministry of Commerce,
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on sodium hypochlorite

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on sodium hypochlorite

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Today, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 27 May 2021 a safeguard investigation on sodium hypochlorite. In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows: “The contact point for
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WTO opens NGO accreditation for Geneva Ministerial Conference

WTO opens NGO accreditation for Geneva Ministerial Conference

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Today, the WTO has opened the accreditation process for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 30 November to 3 December 2021. Online registration
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Panels established to review Chinese barley duties, EU palm oil measures

Panels established to review Chinese barley duties, EU palm oil measures

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At last week’s meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 May, WTO members agreed to the establishment of two new dispute panels: one at the request of Australia regarding Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing
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Fishing subsidies negotiations chair introduces new text in run-up to July ministerial

Fishing subsidies negotiations chair introduces new text in run-up to July ministerial

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The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, introduced today a new draft text aimed at bringing members closer to agreement ahead of the 15 July meeting of ministers. The text
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Webinar to explore links between TRIPS and health technology dissemination

Webinar to explore links between TRIPS and health technology dissemination

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A panel of leading experts will explore on 12 May the impact of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on health technology diffusion over the past 25 years and its role
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WTO opens online registration for 2021 Public Forum

WTO opens online registration for 2021 Public Forum

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Online registration for the 2021 Public Forum is now open. The main theme for this year’s Forum, which will be held from 28 to 30 September, is “Trade beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience”. The Forum’s subthemes
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DG Okonjo-Iweala announces her four Deputy Directors-General

DG Okonjo-Iweala announces her four Deputy Directors-General

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Today, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala announced the appointment of Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam of France and Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang of China as her four Deputy Directors-General.
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Dates fixed for WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference

Dates fixed for WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference

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In a communication to WTO members, Ambassador Dacio Castillo of Honduras noted that the General Council agreed at its meeting on 1 March to hold MC12 in Geneva the week of 29 November. As a
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Workshop on Information Technology Agreement to be held in September 2021

Workshop on Information Technology Agreement to be held in September 2021

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A WTO workshop to discuss developments in information and communications technology (ICT) will take place on 16 September in Geneva, according to today’s decision made at the meeting of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) Committee.
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