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EU appeals panel report on EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports

EU appeals panel report on EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports

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On 28 August, the European Union notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in “European Union — Cost Adjustment Methodologies and
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WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumber

WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Canadian softwood lumber

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Yesterday, the WTO circulated the dispute panel report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS533). You can find the findings and conclusions here
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WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

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The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note warning of possible increases to trade costs due to COVID-19 disruptions. The note examines the pandemic’s impact on key components of trade costs, particularly those relating
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WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women

WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women

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Women are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries according to a new information note from the WTO
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WTO panel issues report regarding EU dumping methodologies, duties on Russian imports

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Today, the WTO circulated the dispute panel report in the case brought by the Russian Federation in “European Union — Cost Adjustment Methodologies and Certain Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports from Russia — (Second complaint)” (DS494).
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 29 July 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the airgram here.
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Peru initiates WTO dispute complaint against Brazil’s PET duties, tax treatment of imports

Peru initiates WTO dispute complaint against Brazil’s PET duties, tax treatment of imports

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Today, Peru requested WTO dispute consultations with Brazil concerning Brazil’s definitive anti-dumping measures on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film and tax treatment of imported products generally through the imposition of its Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI
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Enhanced Integrated Framework issues 2019 Annual Report

Enhanced Integrated Framework issues 2019 Annual Report

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Today, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) issued its 2019 Annual Report, outlining EIF support for building the trade capacity of least-developed countries (LDCs). The report notes progress in improving gender equality in LDCs and in
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Trade falls steeply in first half of 2020

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World trade fell sharply in the first half of the year, as the COVID-19 pandemic upended the global economy. However, rapid government responses helped temper the contraction, and WTO economists now believe that while trade
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2020 WTO Public Forum cancelled

2020 WTO Public Forum cancelled

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The WTO has decided to cancel this year’s WTO Public Forum, scheduled for 29 September to 2 October. This decision responds to the complexities around planning to host thousands of people from around the world
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