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Trade falls steeply in first half of 2020

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World trade fell sharply in the first half of the year, as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy. However, rapid government responses helped temper the contraction, and WTO economists now believe that while trade
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Turkey launches safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips

Turkey launches safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips

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Today, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 June 2020 a safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips. In the notification Turkey indicated, among other things, as follows: “The interested parties
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WTO issues panel report on protection of intellectual property rights

WTO issues panel report on protection of intellectual property rights

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Qatar in “Saudi Arabia — Measures concerning the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (DS567). You can find the Report here
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses

category: General
Today, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 May 2020 a safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses. In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows: “The contact point
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