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Statement by the Chair of the GC on the DG appointment

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Before we move to the business of today’s meeting and to the expected action by the General Council, allow me a few moments to briefly recap the process. Further to the resignation of the former
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General

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Dr Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General. Her term, renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025. Dr Okonjo-Iweala said a key priority for her would be
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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 22 February 2021, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the agenda here
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WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General

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The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the appointment of the next Director-General. The meeting will take place in virtual format.
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WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Korean products

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States — Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products and the Use of Facts Available” (DS539). You can find the
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Malaysia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU palm oil measures

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Today, Malaysia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU and its member states affecting palm oil and palm crop-based biofuels. Malaysia claims that the challenged measures of
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WTO panel issues report regarding Pakistan duties on BOPP film from the UAE

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United Arab Emirates in “Pakistan — Anti-Dumping Measures on Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Film from the United Arab Emirates” (DS538). You can find
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Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions imposed by Panama

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Today, Costa Rica has requested WTO dispute consultations with Panama regarding measures imposed by Panama that restrict or prohibit the import of products such as strawberries, dairy products, meat products, pineapples and bananas from Costa
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Indonesia appeals compliance panel report on chicken import measures

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Today, Indonesia notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the compliance panel report in the case brought by Brazil in “Indonesia — Measures Concerning the Importation of Chicken Meat and Chicken Products”
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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 18 December 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body. The airgram is available here
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