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Trade Policy Review: Norway

Trade Policy Review: Norway

category: General
The 6th review of the trade policies and practices of Norway takes place on 9 and 11 October 2012. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat
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Lamy warns rise of regional trade agreements could lead to “policy fragmentation”

Lamy warns rise of regional trade agreements could lead to “policy fragmentation”

category: General
Director-General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, in a speech at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing on 20 September 2012 said that “as an international community
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Lamy: Global value chains are “binding us together”

Lamy: Global value chains are “binding us together”

category: General
Director-General of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, in a speech at the WTO-MOFCOM-OECD-UNCTAD Seminar on Global Value Chains in Beijing on 19 September 2012, said that “the high level of
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Argentina files dispute against the US on imports of lemons

Argentina files dispute against the US on imports of lemons

category: General
Yesterday, Argentina notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with the US on measures applied by the US to imports of fresh lemons from the north-western region of Argentina.
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WTO Public Forum

WTO Public Forum

category: General
This year’s Forum has the following themes: formulating new approaches to multilateral trade opening in areas such as trade facilitation; addressing 21st-century issues and identifying areas in need of new regulations;
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Argentina files dispute against US on import restrictions of beef

Argentina files dispute against US on import restrictions of beef

category: General
Yesterday, 30 August 2012, Argentina notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with the US on measures applied to the imports of Argentinian meat and other products of animal
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Mexico files dispute against Argentina on import restrictions

Mexico files dispute against Argentina on import restrictions

category: General
On 24 August 2012, Mexico notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with Argentina on measures applied by Argentina to the importation of goods. Mexico alleges that these measures
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Japan & the US file separate disputes against Argentina on import licensing

Japan & the US file separate disputes against Argentina on import licensing

category: General
Today, 21 August 2012, Japan and the US notified separately the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with Argentina on alleged import restrictions caused by a system of non-automatic import
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Argentina files dispute against the EU on biodiesel imports

Argentina files dispute against the EU on biodiesel imports

category: General
Today, 17 August 2012, Argentina notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with the EU on Spanish restrictions to the imports of biodiesel from Argentina. Argentina claims that Spain
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Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

category: General
Australia’s highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging. The new packaging rules are scheduled to be implemented
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