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EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

| March 30, 2020

The EU and 15 other members of the WTO have decided on an arrangement that will allow them to bring appeals and solve trade disputes among them despite the current paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Given its strong and unwavering support for a rules-based trading system, the EU has been a leading force in […]

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#WTO – Cotton at heart of trade negotiation challenges

#WTO – Cotton at heart of trade negotiation challenges

| March 11, 2020

Cotton remains at the heart of trade talks in the World Trade Organization (WTO) It is one of the issues in the agricultural sector expected to be discussed at the WTO’s ministerial conference scheduled to take place in Nour-Soultan, Kazakhstan in June 2020, writes Mass Mboup. Trade in cotton was initially brought to the WTO’s […]

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#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

| January 14, 2020

In a Joint Statement issued today (14 January), representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfers practices. In a meeting held in Washington, DC, the EU, US and Japan agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the […]

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#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

| December 10, 2019

Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) made a statement given that the WTO’s Appellate Body will stop functioning as of tomorrow (11 December) due to the US failure to appoint or reappointment of its members. Hogan described this as a regrettable & very serious blow to the international rules-based trade system. The #EU firmly believes that […]

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EU launches #WTO challenge against Indonesian restrictions on #RawMaterials

EU launches #WTO challenge against Indonesian restrictions on #RawMaterials

| November 25, 2019

The European Union has brought a dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Indonesian export restrictions for raw materials used in production of stainless steel. These restrictions unfairly limit access of EU producers to raw materials for steel production, notably nickel as well as scraps, coal and coke, iron ore and chromium. The EU […]

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EU and #Canada agree on an interim appeal arrangement for disputes in #WorldTradeOrganization

EU and #Canada agree on an interim appeal arrangement for disputes in #WorldTradeOrganization

| July 29, 2019

EU and Canada have agreed on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement for potential future trade disputes. The agreed rules will apply in the likely event the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is unable to hear appeals as of December 2019. The interim arrangement is based on existing rules of the WTO and […]

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EU releases its proposal for rules on #GlobalElectronicCommerce

EU releases its proposal for rules on #GlobalElectronicCommerce

As part of its commitment to transparency and inclusiveness in development of its trade policy, the Commission has made its proposal for future international rules on e-commerce public. Despite a fast increase in digital trade, there are currently no multilateral rules in this area. In January 2019, a group of 76 members of the World Trade Organization […]

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