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
At yesterday’s General Council, WTO members agreed to establish a working party for the accession of Curaçao to the organization. Situated in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea and with a population of 163,000
Today, the WTO General Council, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. You can find the information below: General Council H.E. Dr. David WALKER (New Zealand) Dispute Settlement Body
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
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
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
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
WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) will take place from 11 to 14 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The dates were endorsed at yesterday’s meeting of the WTO’s General Council.