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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

category: General
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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TRIPS Council March 2022

TRIPS Council March 2022

category: General
At yesterday’s TRIPS Council meeting, WTO members were updated on the high-level political consultations taking place to try to find a landing zone on the intellectual property-related aspects of a WTO COVID-19 response. Additionally, Members
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Members exchange views on challenges, lessons learnt on trade in COVID-19-related goods

Members exchange views on challenges, lessons learnt on trade in COVID-19-related goods

category: General
Today, the Committee on Market Access held its first experience-sharing session on COVID-19-related goods. Members engaged in an open discussion aimed at better understanding how they defined their lists of “essential goods” to combat COVID-19
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Ongoing Negotiations to conclude an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development

Ongoing Negotiations to conclude an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development

category: General
In December 2021, 112 WTO members co-sponsored a Joint Statement on Investment Facilitation for Development, in which they recognize the Consolidated Document by the Coordinator (so-called ‘Easter Text (Revision 5)’) as the basis for their ongoing
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Registration opens to access audio statements in “US — Supercalendered Paper” arbitration

Registration opens to access audio statements in “US — Supercalendered Paper” arbitration

category: General
At the joint request of the United States and Canada in the dispute “US — Supercalendered Paper (Article 22.6 — US)” (DS505), the arbitrator has agreed to make the relevant portions of the audio recordings
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Approach to Market – Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Israel

Approach to Market – Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Israel

Over the past two years the Israeli government has been involved in a number of government committees set up to examine the feasibility of establishing a vaccine plant in Israel. The government’s decision-making proposal on
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Israeli Tech Startups Record Breaking 2021: from ‘Startup Nation’ to scale-up nation

Israeli Tech Startups Record Breaking 2021: from ‘Startup Nation’ to scale-up nation

category: General, Investment
IVC Research Center and law firm Meitar published a report which highlighted the record breaking 2021 for Israeli tech startups. “Israeli tech companies have now raised $17.5 billion in the first nine months of 2021,
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EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on trade with Lithuania

EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on trade with Lithuania

category: General
Yesterday, the European Union requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning alleged Chinese restrictions on the import and export of goods, and the supply of services, to and from Lithuania or with a link to
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