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
Today, the General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the
Today, the General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members of the process to appoint the WTO Director-General after the current term of office comes to an end on 31 August 2017.
The WTO’s fifteenth trade monitoring report on G20 trade measures, issued today, shows the application of new trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies increased compared to the previous reporting period, reaching the highest monthly average registered
DG Roberto Azevêdo yesterday told a meeting of ambassadors to the WTO that “we must begin a period of intensive and comprehensive consultations, starting now” on taking the Bali package forward. Emphasizing the importance of
The WTO’s report on G-20 trade measures, issued yesterday, said that G-20 members put in place 112 new trade restrictive measures during the period mid November 2013 to mid-May 2014 — slightly down from the