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WTO | Trade policy review -Honduras2023

The following documents are available: Secretariat report A detailed report written independently by the WTO Secretariat.   Government report A policy statement by the government of the member under review.   From the meeting The Secretariat and Government reports are discussed by the WTO’s full membership in the Trade Policy Review …

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Fisheries subsidies chair opens fourth “Fish Week” to help distil elements for negotiation

The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland, on 10 July opened the fourth of a series of “Fish Weeks” with the aim of seeking WTO members’ views on what elements from the various documents before members, including new proposals, would form the best basis for text-based discussions in the fall. …

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Nomination deadline for Youth Trade Summit on Gender extended to 12 September

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Youth Trade Summit on Gender, to be held at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, has been extended to 12 September. Research and governmental institutions are invited to nominate candidates aged 20-35 to participate in the Summit to be held on 13-14 November. Organized jointly by the WTO …

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STDF Annual Report: Adapting and learning to facilitate safe trade in food

The latest Annual Report from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) issued on 6 July showcases how the STDF is learning from its past work to strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacities in developing countries in ways that will improve its impact on beneficiaries and produce better results. Source link

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Technology transfer partners share insights at WHO-WIPO-WTO webinar

Practical experiences and best practices in transferring COVID-19 health technologies to developing economies were at the centre of the 4th webinar organized on 27 June by the WTO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Source link

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Free Trade Agreement Enhancements in Shipping Solutions Version 9.18/8.18

Shipping Solutions export documentation software versions 9.18 and 8.18 have enhanced how you can store and use free trade agreement information and documents to save time and provide accurate certificates of origin. The United States has free trade agreements (FTAs) with 20 different countries around the world. If your items qualify, you can pay reduced …

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China formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

China deposited its instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 27 June, affirming its support for the historic agreement for ocean sustainability as the world’s leading marine fishing producer. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received the instrument from Commerce Minister Wang Wentao in Tianjin, China ahead of the World Economic Forum’s 14th Annual Meeting …

WTO Blogs | Trade Perspectives

International trade is key to unlocking the potential of least-developed countries (LDCs) and enabling them to achieve their socio-economic development ambitions. To achieve the goals of the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2022-2031, it is also essential that LDCs increase their participation in international trade.   However, …