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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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General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selection

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Yesterday, the General Council agreed on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures
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DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August

DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August

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Today, at a virtual meeting of all WTO members, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced that he would step down on 31 August, cutting his second term short by exactly one year. He said that bringing
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WTO members agree to extend e-commerce, non-violation moratoriums

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WTO members meeting as the General Council agreed today to extend two existing moratoriums related to customs duties on electronic transmissions and the initiation of “non-violation” complaints under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual
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Summary of General Council meeting of 23-24 July 2019

category: General
1. Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee and Report by the Director-General The Chair referred to the Director-General’s report at the 19 July Informal TNC and HODs meetings. At that meeting, some
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WTO members elect General Council, Dispute Settlement Body chairs for 2017

WTO members elect General Council, Dispute Settlement Body chairs for 2017

category: General
Today, the WTO General Council approved by consensus the following chairpersons for WTO bodies: H.E. Mr Xavier Carim of South Africa (General Council) and H.E. Mr Junichi Ihara of Japan (Dispute Settlement Body). Ambassador Carim
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WTO members welcome entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement

WTO members welcome entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement

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WTO members hailed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) as a historic achievement at today’s meeting of the General Council. In welcoming this milestone, members pledged to advance work on implementing the
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General Council proposed agenda

General Council proposed agenda

category: General
You can find the proposed agenda for the last General Council of the year here
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General Council: Argentina & Uruguay submit bids to host 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

General Council: Argentina & Uruguay submit bids to host 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

category: General
At today’s meeting of the WTO General Council, two applications had been submitted to host the next WTO Ministerial Conference. Argentina and Uruguay submitted their official candidatures to host the WTO’s next Ministerial Conference to
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Summary of General Council meeting of 30 November 2015

Summary of General Council meeting of 30 November 2015

category: General
You can find a summary of the GC meeting held on 30 November 2015 here
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