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WTO chairpersons for 2020

WTO chairpersons for 2020

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Today, the WTO General Council, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. You can find the information below: General Council H.E. Dr. David WALKER (New Zealand) Dispute Settlement Body
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on polymeric materials

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on polymeric materials

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Today, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 25 February 2020 a safeguard investigation on polymeric materials. In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows: “Address for correspondence: Ministry
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Japan initiates second WTO dispute complaint regarding Korean support for shipbuilders

Japan initiates second WTO dispute complaint regarding Korean support for shipbuilders

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Today, Japan has requested WTO dispute consultations with Korea regarding alleged subsidies provided by the Korean government to its shipbuilding industry. The request is the second filed by Japan concerning support measures for Korea’s shipbuilders.
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Appellate Body issues report regarding US duties on Canadian paper

Appellate Body issues report regarding US duties on Canadian paper

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Today, the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Supercalendered Paper from Canada” (DS505). You can find the further information here
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TRIPs Council February 2020

TRIPs Council February 2020

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Members discuss LDC technology transfer, highlight progress on transparency obligations At today’s meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), WTO members continued last year’s detailed discussions on how best to
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New cohort of WTO young professionals includes Israeli national

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The WTO’s new cohort of Young Professionals was welcomed by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The 12 participants in the Young Professionals Programme will spend a year in the WTO Secretariat to learn about the organization’s work
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January 2020 DSB meeting

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At a meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 27 January, members adopted a panel ruling in a dispute initiated by Indonesia regarding anti-dumping duties imposed by Australia on imports of A4 copy
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United States notifies decision to appeal compliance panel ruling in steel dispute with India

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On 18 December the United States, under Article 16 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal issues of law and legal interpretations developed by the WTO compliance
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of DSB

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting. You can find the airgram here
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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 2019, which is the last one of the year. The agenda can be found
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