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Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions imposed by Panama

Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions imposed by Panama

category: General
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

Indonesia appeals compliance panel report on chicken import measures

category: General
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

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 18 December 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body. The airgram is available here
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WTO members conclude cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings

WTO members conclude cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings

category: General
Today, at the conclusion of two days of meetings at the level of heads of delegation, the chair of the Negotiating Group on Rules, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said he will continue his consultations
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UK and Switzerland confirm participation in revised government procurement agreement

UK and Switzerland confirm participation in revised government procurement agreement

category: General
Today, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have completed the final step for making their respective participation in the revised Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) effective. As of 1 January 2021, the revised GPA will be in
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Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on expansible polystyrene

Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on expansible polystyrene

category: General
Today, Indonesia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 18 November 2020 a safeguard investigation on expansible polystyrene. In the notification Indonesia indicated, among other things, as follows: “4. POINT OF CONTACT
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WTO marks its 25th anniversary

WTO marks its 25th anniversary

category: General
To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the WTO will host on 19 November a series of speeches and panel discussions that offer the chance to reflect on and take stock of the organization’s achievements as well
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WTO issues compliance ruling regarding Indonesian measures on Brazilian chicken imports

WTO issues compliance ruling regarding Indonesian measures on Brazilian chicken imports

category: General
Today, the WTO circulated the compliance panel report in the case brought by Brazil in “Indonesia — Measures Concerning the Importation of Chicken Meat and Chicken Products” (DS484). You can find the Report here
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General Council meeting on DG selection postponed

General Council meeting on DG selection postponed

category: General
Today, Ambassador David Walker, the chair of the General Council, informed members that the General Council meeting scheduled for 9 November to consider the appointment of the next WTO Director-General has been postponed. Amb. Walker
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Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on cigarette paper

Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on cigarette paper

category: General
Today, Indonesia notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 26 October 2020 a safeguard investigation on cigarette paper. In the notification Indonesia indicated, among other things, as follows: “4.POINT OF CONTACT FOR
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