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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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Lamy’s farewell speech to the General Council

Lamy’s farewell speech to the General Council

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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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General Council appoints Azevêdo as next Director-General of the WTO

General Council appoints Azevêdo as next Director-General of the WTO

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At a special meeting, earliert today, the General Council approved the appointment of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil) as the next Director-General of the WTO. He begins his term of office on
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Troika recommends Carvalho de Azevêdo to be the next WTO DG

Troika recommends Carvalho de Azevêdo to be the next WTO DG

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At an informal meeting of the Heads of Delegation, earliert today, the three facilitators in the process of selecting the next WTO Director-General recommended Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil) as the candidate who can
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Summary of GC meeting of 25 February 2013

Summary of GC meeting of 25 February 2013

category: General
Yesterday, DG Pascal Lamy reported to the General Council that negotiators are focusing on the Doha Round elements that are being developed as part of the deliverables for the Ninth Ministerial Conference in Bali (MC9):
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GC May 2012

GC May 2012

category: General
Yesterday’s GC meeting focused heavily on Lamy’s report as Chair of the TNC (click here for the full report). Lamy reiterated his previously reported approach;
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