Here some recent notable developments at the World Trade Organization.
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The latest on olives and fish in Geneva….
And the e-commerce moratorium battle is back.
Here some of the latest news out of WTO headquarters in Geneva.
A curation of recent developments at the WTO, featuring the e-commerce JSI, China’s ratification of the fish subsidies agreement and Irish alcohol labelling rules.
The wheels of negotiations at the WTO are slowly but steadily churning….
It’s been a busy week in Geneva!
This week was a lot about putting up a public show, with Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi giving the second Presidential Lecture at WTO headquarters and director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala playing star at an event co-organised with the global football federation FIFA on ‘Making Trade Score For Women’. In the quieter nooks …
Discussions about whether a special waiver on WTO intellectual property rules should apply to Covid-19 therapeutic and diagnostic products as well as vaccines look set to drag on, following an inconclusive debate on the subject at this week’s meeting of the WTO’s controlling general council.
There’s a lot of gridlock at the WTO – as revealed by this week’s General Council meeting. But at least members continue to ‘talk’.