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WTO report looks at role of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic

WTO report looks at role of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Today, the WTO has published a new information note looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected e-commerce, including the implications for cross-border trade. It notes the increased use of e-commerce as consumers adapt to
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WTO launches call for candidates for 2021 Young Professionals Programme

WTO launches call for candidates for 2021 Young Professionals Programme

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Today, the WTO has issued a call for candidates for the 2021 Young Professionals Programme (YPP). Candidates up to the age of 32, as of 1 January 2021, from eligible developing and least-developed countries are
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WTO Arbitrator determines “reasonable period of time” in Ukraine-Russia dumping dispute

WTO Arbitrator determines “reasonable period of time” in Ukraine-Russia dumping dispute

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Today, an Arbitrator issued his award regarding the “reasonable period of time” for implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the dispute “Ukraine — Anti‑Dumping Measures on Ammonium Nitrate” (WT/DS493).
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Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

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World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. The main points of the trade forecast can
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WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19 medical products

WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19 medical products

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Today, the WTO has released a new report on trade in medical products critical for the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report traces trade flows for products such as personal protective products, hospital
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WTO sets up dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and trade

WTO sets up dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and trade

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Today, the WTO has set up a dedicated webpage to help governments, business, the media and the public track the latest information on trade-related responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. The webpage will provide up-to-the-minute information,
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Turkey initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU steel safeguard

Turkey initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU steel safeguard

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Today, Turkey has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding the EU’s safeguard measures on imported steel products. Turkey claims that the EU safeguard measures, in the form of tariff-rate quotas and additional
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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 today’s meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the airgram here
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WTO chairpersons for 2020

WTO chairpersons for 2020

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Today, the WTO General Council, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. You can find the information below: General Council H.E. Dr. David WALKER (New Zealand) Dispute Settlement Body
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Appellate Body issues report regarding US duties on Canadian paper

Appellate Body issues report regarding US duties on Canadian paper

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Today, the Appellate Body issued its report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Countervailing Measures on Supercalendered Paper from Canada” (DS505). You can find the further information here
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