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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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Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip

Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip

Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip CNN’s Elise Labott spoke with entrepreneur and investor Erel Margalit, head of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP),  a leading Israeli venture capital firm with over $900
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Wired Magazine crowns Tel Aviv #2 tech start-up city in the world, and lists hottest companies

Wired Magazine crowns Tel Aviv #2 tech start-up city in the world, and lists hottest companies

category: Investment
Wired Magazine has crowned Tel Aviv the world’s second largest center for technology start-ups after Silicon Valley, Haaretz.com reported. As part of a special feature for its September issue the science and
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WTO announces winners of contest for Youth Ambassador Programme

WTO announces winners of contest for Youth Ambassador Programme

category: General
Today, 2 August 2012, the WTO announced the winners of the video and essay contest for the Youth Ambassador Programme. The two winners, Ankita Mishra from India and Karina Hehs from
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Vanatu 157th WTO Member

Vanatu 157th WTO Member

category: General
Today, at the General Council, Vanuatu officially notified the WTO that it had ratified its accession package which spells out its membership terms. Vanuatu will join the
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Russia 156th WTO Member

Russia 156th WTO Member

category: General
DG Pascal Lamy today welcomed ratification by the Russian government of the country’s accession to the WTO and said he looked forward to Russia taking a seat
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Locarno Film Festival picks two Israeli films

Locarno Film Festival picks two Israeli films

category: General
The 65th Locarno Film Festival has selected two Israeli films as part of its comepetition; Nony Geffen’s “Not in Tel Aviv” and Itamar Lapid’s “The Pit”. Geffen’s film will
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LifeWatch launches world’s first medical smartphone

LifeWatch launches world’s first medical smartphone

category: Uncategorized
What if you could know your heart rate, temperature, and more…through your cell phone?  Israeli medical monitor developer LifeWatch AG has launched the world’s first medical smartphone, for Android-powered devices.  The
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Appellate Body COOL dispute

Appellate Body COOL dispute

category: General
Last Friday, the Appellate Body of the WTO upheld most of the panel’s rulings and recommendations in the dispute (DS384 & DS386) filed against the
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