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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

category: General
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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General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selection

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Yesterday, the General Council agreed on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures
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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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Turkey launches safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips

Turkey launches safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips

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Today, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 June 2020 a safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips. In the notification Turkey indicated, among other things, as follows: “The interested parties
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WTO issues panel report on protection of intellectual property rights

WTO issues panel report on protection of intellectual property rights

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Today, the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Qatar in “Saudi Arabia — Measures concerning the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (DS567). You can find the Report here
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Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses

Ukraine launches safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses

category: General
Today, Ukraine notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 28 May 2020 a safeguard investigation on fresh cut roses. In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows: “The contact point
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