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WTO announces winners of contest for Youth Ambassador Programme

WTO announces winners of contest for Youth Ambassador Programme

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Today, 2 August 2012, the WTO announced the winners of the video and essay contest for the Youth Ambassador Programme. The two winners, Ankita Mishra from India and Karina Hehs from
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Vanatu 157th WTO Member

Vanatu 157th WTO Member

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Today, at the General Council, Vanuatu officially notified the WTO that it had ratified its accession package which spells out its membership terms. Vanuatu will join the
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Russia 156th WTO Member

Russia 156th WTO Member

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DG Pascal Lamy today welcomed ratification by the Russian government of the country’s accession to the WTO and said he looked forward to Russia taking a seat
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Appellate Body COOL dispute

Appellate Body COOL dispute

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Last Friday, the Appellate Body of the WTO upheld most of the panel’s rulings and recommendations in the dispute (DS384 & DS386) filed against the
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Lamy reports no slowdown in new trade restrictions

Lamy reports no slowdown in new trade restrictions

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Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his report on trade-related developments issued on 29 June 2012, said that “there has been no slowdown in the imposition of new trade restrictions over
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China’s 4th TPR

China’s 4th TPR

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Last week concluded China’s 4th TPR (the previous was held in 2009). It is important to note that this TPR holds the record number of questions filed with over 1720. The
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TRIPS Council meeting

TRIPS Council meeting

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Last week’s meeting of the WTO’s TRIPS Council main issues of discussion were: counterfeit goods, exceptions and limitations to copyright, and the long-running dispute over a Cuban rum trademark.
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DSB Special Session US-Tuna

DSB Special Session US-Tuna

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The DSB convened a special session on Wednesday to adopt the latest AB report in the US – Tuna dispute. In the meeting, Mexico urged the US to comply
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Informal HODs meeting

Informal HODs meeting

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Yesterday we had an informal HODs meeting to deal with some issues related to the DDA. At the outset Pascal commented on the seventh WTO-OECD-UNCTAD (for the period from
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ITA Committee meeting

ITA Committee meeting

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After the conclusion of the symposium, we continued with the ITA Committee meeting. At the outset, the Chairman had a brief recount of the symposium, where he stated the
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