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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

category: General
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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General Council approves Seychelles’ WTO membership, only ratification left

General Council approves Seychelles’ WTO membership, only ratification left

category: General
Yesterday, WTO members adopted Seychelles’ WTO terms of entry at the General Council meeting. Seychelles will have until 1 June 2015 to ratify the deal to formally become a WTO member 30 days after it
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GC July 2014

GC July 2014

category: General
DG Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council yesterday as chair of the TNC, said that there had been “a very good level of engagement” in recent consultations conducted by him and the
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GC May 2014

GC May 2014

category: General
Last Monday’s GC meeting discussed a report by the DG on the status of the negotiations post-Bali. You can find the report here. On other topics, Russia’s trade restrictions were a topic addressed
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Live webcasting GC DG vision speech

Live webcasting GC DG vision speech

category: General
Roberto Azevedo’s speech on his vision as the new DG at the WTO will be transmitted live through webcasting on Sepmteber 9, 2013 10:30am. You can see it here
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Lamy’s farewell speech to the General Council

Lamy’s farewell speech to the General Council

category: General
Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his farewell statement to the General Council on 24 July 2013, said: “It has been an immense honour and privilege to serve this organization. I think it is fair to say
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