UK By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 24 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47216870 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check A number of obscure pieces of trade law have taken on near … [Read more...] about Would obscure trade rule help with no-deal Brexit?
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Vanuatu will host its first Trade Policy Review (TPR) follow-up workshop from the 26th to 28th of June 2019 at Ramada Resort in Port Vila.The TPR workshop is expected to host around 30 participants from government departments, line agencies, private sector and donor organizations.The objective of this seminar is to review and discuss findings from the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Review (TPR).After seven (7) years of Vanuatu’s membership to the WTO, Vanuatu went through its first TPR process in 2018. The WTO secretariat through the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB) conducted this review as a set requirement for all WTO members.Following this review, the TPR proper was convened on the 23rd & 25th October 2018 at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.Vanuatu notified the WTO on its developments and the challenges to its trade, economic and investment policies. The review is not a legal compliance assessment but rather a transparency exercise which has … [Read more...] about 3-day Trade Policy Review follow-up workshop starts
New Delhi (Sputnik): Developing countries like India would want the WTO to be strengthened and show an appetite for preventing the US from unilaterally deciding how and when to bend international trade rules, says Harsh Pant, a strategic expert heading the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation. With the Trump administration arguing that countries which are doing well in terms of economic growth shouldn't be allowed WTO's S&DT benefits, India at the recent G20 trade ministers' meeting in Japan reiterated its position that the concerns of all member countries must be accommodated. The S&DT are flexibilities provided to developing countries in the WTO, allowing them tangible benefits like higher domestic support for the agriculture sector and longer time periods for implementing agreements and binding commitments. Harsh Pant, Director of Studies, and the Head of the Strategic Studies Programme … [Read more...] about US Trade Policies Unfair for Developing Countries Like India
Date created : 23/05/2019 - 16:14 Paris (AFP) Disagreements by major economic powers over how to overhaul the workings of the World Trade Organization could paralyse the institution unless quick changes are agreed, Canada's trade minister said Thursday.The warning came after a third meeting of trade ministers aimed at reforming the global trade referee, following meetings in Ottawa in October and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.But as at the previous meetings, neither the US nor China were represented among the 13 ministers trying to hammer our initial proposals for new WTO rules that could later be submitted to the entire organisation.Washington and Beijing are locked in an escalating trade war launched by President Donald Trump, who has accused the WTO of going too easy on China, to the detriment of American businesses."We understand that the US has serious reservations about the status quo," Canadian Trade Minister Jim Carr, who chairs the so-called … [Read more...] about WTO at risk of paralysis without urgent changes: Canada
Using new technology to facilitate trade and address food safety was discussed at the International Forum on Food Safety and Trade held on 23-24 April, by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Adis Ababa. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in his opening speech that technological advances are revolutionizing the way we trade. “And this has an impact on the way that food safety measures are designed and enforced.” He then proposed that all organizations collaborate to help build the necessary capacity and skills. Azevedo said the contributions made by the multilateral trading system to ensure the supply of safe food are covered in WTO agreements and programs such as the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and the Standards and Trade Development Facility. However, he requested that officials and experts further look at digitalization and its impact on food safety and trade, ensuring synergies between … [Read more...] about International Forum on Food Safety and Trade