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Good news for small businesses leading up to the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12)

Good news for small businesses leading up to the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12)

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Today, 95% of companies across the globe are MSMEs, accounting for 60% of the world’s total employment. However, MSMEs face a number of obstacles when seeking to participate in international trade. To address these obstacles,
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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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Members agree on recommendation to extend moratorium on IP “non-violation” cases

Members agree on recommendation to extend moratorium on IP “non-violation” cases

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At today’s meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), WTO members agreed on a draft ministerial decision on so-called non-violation and situation complaints in the area of intellectual property (IP).
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WTO launches interactive GATT dispute settlement database

WTO launches interactive GATT dispute settlement database

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The new GATT Disputes database provides an interactive platform to access, research and visualize detailed information relating to dispute settlement under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947, the predecessor of the WTO.
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on PVC profile

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on PVC profile

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Today, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 1 September 2021 a safeguard investigation on PVC (polyvinyl chloride) profile. n the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows: “Notice of
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WTO panel issues report regarding US safeguards on imported photovoltaic cells from China

WTO panel issues report regarding US safeguards on imported photovoltaic cells from China

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by China in “United States — Safeguard Measure on Imports of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products” (DS562). You can find the summary of the key
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WTO Public Forum on ‘Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience’

WTO Public Forum on ‘Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience’

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The Public Forum, which is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, will take place from 28th September to 1st October 2021. Serving as a platform for over 1,500 stakeholders, the Forum welcomes participants from all
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Call for papers issued for WTO Trade for Peace Programme

Call for papers issued for WTO Trade for Peace Programme

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A call for papers is being issued for a new publication examining linkages between trade and peace. The initiative is part of the research agenda undertaken by the WTO’s Trade for Peace Programme. Papers must
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Morocco appeals panel report regarding duties on school books from Tunisia

Morocco appeals panel report regarding duties on school books from Tunisia

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Today, Morocco has notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Tunisia in “Morocco — Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on School Exercise Books from Tunisia” (DS578).
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DDG Zhang welcomes selection of new projects for WTO Chairs Programme

DDG Zhang welcomes selection of new projects for WTO Chairs Programme

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Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang welcomed the selection of new projects for the WTO Chairs Programme. Eleven research and outreach projects were selected for funding following the extension of capacity building agreements with the Netherlands and
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