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WTO DG and chair brief NGOs ahead of turning point in fishing subsidies negotiations

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Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, briefed key civil society leaders ahead of the 15 July ministerial meeting aimed at moving WTO members closer to
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WTO issues 2021 Annual Report

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Today, the WTO’s Annual Report, was published. It provides a comprehensive account of the organization’s activities in 2020 and early 2021. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and a brief overview
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WTO issues updated edition of “One-Page Case Summaries”

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The WTO has issued an updated edition of “One-Page Case Summaries”. The latest version provides a succinct summary of the key findings of every dispute panel report up to the end of 2020 and, where
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Registration opens to access audio statements in “United States — Ripe Olives from Spain”

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At the joint request of the EU and the US in the dispute “United States — Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on ripe olives from Spain” (DS577), the panel has agreed to make the relevant portions
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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