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Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing subsidies negotiations ahead of MC12

Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing subsidies negotiations ahead of MC12

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WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to curb harmful fishing subsidies ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) next month. The chair of
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WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum

WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum

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Online registration for the 2022 Public Forum is now open. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”. The Forum will be held at the WTO’s headquarters
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Precision systems for sustainable irrigation

Precision systems for sustainable irrigation

Even if mother nature gives more water to some countries (Switzerland) than to others (Israel), sustainable irrigation has become a significant issue for the agricultural community worldwide. In areas of the world where water is
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WTO session on the utilization of trade preferences

WTO session on the utilization of trade preferences

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Following the formal meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin, on 7th April 2022, WTO Members participated in the second installment of the dedicated sessions that explore the utilization of trade preferences. These sessions
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of 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 8 April 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body, you can find it here
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WTO Members reach consensus on the final decision on Bali tariff rate quota underfill mechanism

WTO Members reach consensus on the final decision on Bali tariff rate quota underfill mechanism

WTO members reached an important agreement on 31 March which will help address continued “underfill” of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on agricultural imports. The decision by the General Council marks the end of long discussions
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A look at the WTO Committee on Agriculture following its 100th session

A look at the WTO Committee on Agriculture following its 100th session

A special event on 17 March marked the 100th session of the Committee on Agriculture where Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala praised the achievements of the Committee over the past 27 years and highlighted its important role
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body

category: General
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 28 March 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the airgram here  
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Plastics dialogue launches three workstreams to advance discussions

Plastics dialogue launches three workstreams to advance discussions

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Participants in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) launched on 18 March discussions in three new workstreams to advance work on reducing plastics waste. This marks the first step
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2022 Public Forum to focus on theme of sustainable and inclusive recovery

2022 Public Forum to focus on theme of sustainable and inclusive recovery

category: General
The WTO’s 2022 Public Forum, to be held from 27 to 30 September, will look at how trade can contribute to post-pandemic economic recovery. The Forum will examine in particular how trade rules can be
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