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WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum

WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum

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Online registration for the 2022 Public Forum is now open. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”. The Forum will be held at the WTO’s headquarters
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of 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 8 April 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body, you can find it here
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A look at the WTO Committee on Agriculture following its 100th session

A look at the WTO Committee on Agriculture following its 100th session

A special event on 17 March marked the 100th session of the Committee on Agriculture where Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala praised the achievements of the Committee over the past 27 years and highlighted its important role
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body

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 28 March 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the airgram here  
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TRIPS Council March 2022

TRIPS Council March 2022

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At yesterday’s TRIPS Council meeting, WTO members were updated on the high-level political consultations taking place to try to find a landing zone on the intellectual property-related aspects of a WTO COVID-19 response. Additionally, Members
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EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on trade with Lithuania

EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on trade with Lithuania

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Yesterday, the European Union requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning alleged Chinese restrictions on the import and export of goods, and the supply of services, to and from Lithuania or with a link to
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the DSB

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of the DSB

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 20 December 2021, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the agenda here
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WTO circulates panel reports in dispute complaints targeting Indian sugar subsidies

WTO circulates panel reports in dispute complaints targeting Indian sugar subsidies

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel reports in the cases brought by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala in “ India — Measures Concerning Sugar and Sugarcane” (DS579, DS580, DS581). You can find the Report here
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Lao PDR joins information technology agreements

Lao PDR joins information technology agreements

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The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has become a new participant of both the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and ITA Expansion (ITA II), making it the first least developed country to join these agreements.
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Revised fisheries subsidies text kicks off intensified negotiations ahead of MC12

Revised fisheries subsidies text kicks off intensified negotiations ahead of MC12

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Today, at a meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules at the Head of Delegation level, the chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, introduced a second revision of the draft
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