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DG Okonjo-Iweala hits the ground running

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On 5 March, the new Director-General met with the Group of Least Developed Countries as well as the Friends of the System, an alliance...

DDG Wolff: AfCFTA and WTO can help “knit together” Africa...

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Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, AfCFTA Secretariat,H.E. Mr. Ali Gido Adam Bashr, Minister of Trade and Supply of the Republic of the Sudan,Ambassador Mr....

WTO chairpersons for 2021

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General Council H.E. Mr. Dacio CASTILLO (Honduras) Dispute Settlement Body H.E. M. Didier CHAMBOVEY (Switzerland) Trade Policy Review Body H.E. Dr. Athaliah Lesiba MOLOKOMME (Botswana) Council for Trade in Goods H.E....

Talks kick off for Brazil’s accession to government procurement pact

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Brazil's WTO Ambassador, Alexandre Parola, said that GPA accession is a priority for Brazil in view of the opportunity it provides for furthering the...

WTO members adopt roadmap to review implementation of the Trade Facilitation...

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The Chair of the Committee, Mr Christopher O'Toole (Canada), following consultations with members, noted the Committee's collective desire to conduct a well grounded review...

Trade Policy Review: Saudi Arabia

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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...

Civil society call for fishing subsidies deal welcomed by Dr Ngozi...

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Dr Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Wills met with representatives of the Stop Funding Overfishing Coalition, made up of 175 NGOs, which had set up the...

This year holds great promise for WTO and multilateral system —...

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Thank you Chair. Good morning everyone.  Let me start by adding words of welcome on behalf of the DDGs and the Secretariat to  Director-General, Dr...

DG Okonjo-Iweala: WTO can deliver results if members “accept we can...

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DG Okonjo-Iweala suggested that prospects for a successful Twelfth Ministerial Conference would be enhanced if members target a manageable number of deliverables for this...

Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva in late 2021

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MC12 was originally scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 June 2020 in Kazakhstan's capital, Nur-Sultan, but was postponed due to the COVID-19...

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