Least-developed countries discuss trade priorities ahead of UN Conference on LDCs

Over 100 capital-based officials from more than 40 least-developed countries (LDCs) took part in two stocktaking consultations on the trade aspects of the Doha Programme of Action for LDCs at meetings held in January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Siem Reap, Cambodia. Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang said in his opening remarks: “Trade has More...

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By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 28th, 2023

WTO | 2023 News items

Last year’s winner, Mathilde Muñoz, said: “I would encourage all young economists to take part in this competition. It’s incredibly useful to connect one’s research with people responsible More...

By Larry Pham On Friday, January 27th, 2023

DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes Switzerland’s President Alain Berset to the WTO

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met with Swiss Confederation President Alain Berset on 26 January. They discussed the importance of multilateralism and the successful outcomes achieved at the WTO’s 12th More...

By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 21st, 2023

WTO | 2023 News items

At the informal meeting of ministers and top officials from 23 members, Switzerland became the first WTO member to submit its instrument of acceptance of the historic Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies reached More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 19th, 2023

WTO Blogs | Trade Thoughts, from Geneva

As 2023 begins, the World Trade Organization (WTO) stands poised to reach a new agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD). Over 110 WTO members have been working hard to pin a deal that would More...

By Larry Pham On Friday, January 13th, 2023

WTO | 2023 Press Releases – Germany gives EUR 2.85 million to support safe agriculture trade in developing countries

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said: “I thank Germany for its generous and longstanding support to developing countries and LDCs in strengthening their compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 12th, 2023

WTO | 2023 Press Releases – Liechtenstein gives CHF 40,000 to help developing countries participate in world trade

Over 2,700 activities have taken place since the Fund was created over 20 years ago. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said: “I thank Liechtenstein for generously supporting the WTO’s Global More...

By Larry Pham On Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

New commitments for domestic regulation of services move step closer to entry into force

Following the successful conclusion of negotiations in December 2021 on a set of disciplines aimed at cutting trade costs for service providers, participants in the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation More...

By Larry Pham On Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

WTO | 2022 News items

DS610 China — Measures Concerning Trade in Goods and Services The European Union submitted a first request for the establishment of a WTO dispute panel to examine its complaint regarding measures More...

By Larry Pham On Monday, January 9th, 2023

WTO arbitrators issue award in EU-Colombia frozen fries dispute

On 21 December the WTO circulated the arbitration award in the proceedings initiated by Colombia under Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding to review the findings of a WTO dispute panel in “Colombia More...