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WTO Members reach consensus on the final decision on Bali tariff rate quota underfill mechanism

WTO Members reach consensus on the final decision on Bali tariff rate quota underfill mechanism

WTO members reached an important agreement on 31 March which will help address continued “underfill” of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on agricultural imports. The decision by the General Council marks the end of long discussions
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Ongoing Negotiations to conclude an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development

Ongoing Negotiations to conclude an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development

category: General
In December 2021, 112 WTO members co-sponsored a Joint Statement on Investment Facilitation for Development, in which they recognize the Consolidated Document by the Coordinator (so-called ‘Easter Text (Revision 5)’) as the basis for their ongoing
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WTO DG and chair brief NGOs ahead of turning point in fishing subsidies negotiations

WTO DG and chair brief NGOs ahead of turning point in fishing subsidies negotiations

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Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, briefed key civil society leaders ahead of the 15 July ministerial meeting aimed at moving WTO members closer to
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Sixth EGA round

Sixth EGA round

  Early in May envoys from the 17 WTO members negotiating parties to the EGA met in Geneva for the sixth round of talks to lower tariffs in a yet to be agreed list of
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