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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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Israel Culinary Show

category: General
The biggest Israeli virtual International Food & Beverages conference will be held on October 27-28. It will include a virtual exhibition of Israeli companies and an online F2F meetings arena, and a trend zone that
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WTO arbitrator issues decision in Boeing subsidy dispute

WTO arbitrator issues decision in Boeing subsidy dispute

category: General
Today, a WTO arbitrator issued its decision on the level of countermeasures the European Union may request with respect to the United States in “United States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft —
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The United Kingdom launches a review process of the safeguard measure on certain steel products

The United Kingdom launches a review process of the safeguard measure on certain steel products

category: General
Today, the United Kingdom notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 October 2020 a review process (“transition review”) of the safeguard measure on certain steel products. In the notification the United
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