Why I Hate Routed Export Transactions

People sometimes call me a control freak. And when it comes to my company, I can’t deny it—I like to know what’s going on when it comes to my business. That’s why I can’t stand the idea of a routed export transaction. You see, when you agree to a routed export transaction, what you’re ultimately doing is giving up control. And when you More...

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By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 28th, 2023
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Members’ discussion on e-commerce work programme highlights importance of consumer protection

On 26 January, WTO members discussed consumer protection in the first of a series of dedicated discussions to be held this year under the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce. Members recognised the importance More...

By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 28th, 2023
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WTO members appoint new chairs for fisheries and agriculture talks

WTO members confirmed on 27 January the appointments of Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson of Iceland and Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye as new chairs of the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR) and of the Committee More...

By Larry Pham On Friday, January 27th, 2023
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Indonesia initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding EU steel duties

Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding EU anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from Indonesia. The More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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WTO | 2023 News items

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 27 January 2023, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO More...

By Larry Pham On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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Electronic Export Information (EEI) Filing: What Is It?

Are you adrift in the sea of export acronyms? Like many industries, international trade uses scores of acronyms that get bandied about like tennis balls at Wimbledon. Some of them you probably know; others only More...

By Larry Pham On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
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Trade policy review -Dominican Republic2023

The following documents are available: Secretariat report A detailed report written independently by the WTO Secretariat.   Government report A policy statement by the government  More...

By Larry Pham On Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
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DDG Paugam: Trade is crucial to ensure sustainable food supplies in times of crisis

Addressing a group of ministers on 21 January at the Agriculture Ministers’ Conference 2023, Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam highlighted the importance of leveraging trade to achieve sustainable and More...

By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 21st, 2023
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WTO | 2023 News items

Under the chairmanship of Ambassador Omar Zniber of Morocco, the Working Party welcomed a high-level delegation from Comoros led by Mr Ahmed Ali Bazi, Minister of Economy, Industry, Investment, and WTO chief More...

By Larry Pham On Saturday, January 21st, 2023
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Switzerland is first WTO member to formally accept new Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

On 20 January, Switzerland became the first WTO member to formally submit its acceptance of the WTO’s new Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, paving the way for the historic agreement for ocean sustainability More...