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New AD Chairperson

New AD Chairperson

category: General
Last week the Anti-Dumping Committee officially named its new Chairperson, Mr. Shai Moses PhD, DPR of Israel to the WTO. Mr. Shai Moses was elected
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Committee on Import Licensing April 2012

Committee on Import Licensing April 2012

category: General
Last Friday’s ILC meeting was chaired by Israel’s DPR to the WTO Mr. Shai Moses PhD, and the main issue of discussion related to Argentina’s
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DSB Compliance Panel

DSB Compliance Panel

category: General
On the heels of last month’s Panel and AB report in the US – Large Civil Aircraft (DS353) dispute, last Friday, the US requested the establishment of a compliance panel
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CTG March 2012

CTG March 2012

category: General
Last Friday we had the CTG formal meeting. The formal meeting was preceded by a brief informal meeting where the Chair informed the Members that the consultations for the CTG subsidiary
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Teva to raise $1.5b in Switzerland

Teva to raise $1.5b in Switzerland

category: Finance, General
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will raise $1.5 billion in euro and Swiss franc denominated bonds in Switzerland. The company did not disclose the interest rate or maturity of the bonds. Globes
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ABB and Emerald Technology Ventures invest in TaKaDu

ABB and Emerald Technology Ventures invest in TaKaDu

category: Water
The well-regarded tech blog, Gigaom reported today that the Swiss power giant ABB just made an investment in an Israeli water data startup called TaKaDu. TaKaDu sells water utilities
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Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

Canada DS412 & DS426 public hearing

category: General
Earlier this week, the legality of government support for renewable energy initiatives was subject of review at the WTO, in what is considered a landmark case against Canada. The panel heard opening arguments
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Bank of Israel revises growth forcast upwards

Bank of Israel revises growth forcast upwards

category: Banking, Finance, General
The Bank of Israel has revised its GDP growth forecast for 2012 upwards to 3.1% from its previous forecast of 2.8%, reports Globes. The Bank of Israel research department
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TBT Committee March 2012

TBT Committee March 2012

category: General
Last week we had the latest TBT Committee regular meeting. In it, the bulk of time was dedicated to Specific Trade Concerns, which had the highest number of concerns raised to date with 68, with
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DSB meeting March 2012

DSB meeting March 2012

category: General
Last Friday’s regular meeting of the DSB, saw the formal introduction of the new Chairman of the DSB, the Ambassador of Pakistan Shahid BASHIR. On other items of the agenda it
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