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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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European Union launches WTO cases on ICT and pharmaceuticals against #India and #Turkey

European Union launches WTO cases on ICT and pharmaceuticals against #India and #Turkey

| April 4, 2019

The EU has brought two disputes in the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and unlawful measures on pharmaceuticals. In both cases, there are significant economic interests and important legal principles at stake for the EU. The total value of affected […]

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#WTO reform: EU proposes way forward on the functioning of Appellate Body

#WTO reform: EU proposes way forward on the functioning of Appellate Body

| November 28, 2018

The EU together with other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) – Australia, Canada, China, Iceland, India, New Zealand, Mexico, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland – unveiled a proposal for concrete changes to overcome the current deadlock in the WTO Appellate Body. The proposal will be presented at the meeting of the WTO General Council […]

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#WTO reform – participants in Ottawa meeting agree on concrete steps

#WTO reform – participants in Ottawa meeting agree on concrete steps

| October 30, 2018

The 13 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), participating in a ministerial meeting held in Ottawa on 24 and 25 October – including the EU represented by Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström – unequivocally reiterated their commitment to safeguarding the rules-based multilateral system. In a Joint Communique, the partners agreed to work on solutions to […]

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Commission presents comprehensive approach for the modernization of the #WorldTradeOrganization

Commission presents comprehensive approach for the modernization of the #WorldTradeOrganization

| September 20, 2018

The European Commission has put forward a first set of ideas to modernize the WTO and to make international trade rules fit for the challenges of the global economy. The concept paper published today sets out the direction of this modernization effort in three key areas: updating of the WTO rule book, strengthening of the […]

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EU-US trade: European Commission recommends settling longstanding #WTO dispute

EU-US trade: European Commission recommends settling longstanding #WTO dispute

| September 7, 2018

The Commission recommends to the Council to open negotiations with the United States in order to settle a longstanding World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute on export of US beef. The Commission decided today to ask the Council for a mandate to discuss with the United States the review of the functioning of an existing quota […]

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