The war in Ukraine is overshadowing work at the WTO – but is also not stopping deals from being reached, at least so far. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
WTO Corner blog
The General Council of the WTO met informally today to take stock of a range of issues, but most importantly to try to nail down a definitive date for the next ministerial conference – also known at MC12.
WTO negotiators seeking to advance the various dossiers under discussions at the Organization’s 12th ministerial conference – MC12 – now at least have the benefit of a firm deadline for reaching agreement. The most concrete decision taken at this week’s meeting of the WTO’s General Council was an agreement to …
Fisheries subsidies negotiators sat down again properly for talks after the postponement of the late 2021 ministerial meeting. The EU is bringing a new big-ticket case against China in the WTO regarding what it basically sees as Chinese court extra-territorial over-reach on patent protections. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
There was much less of a void at or around the WTO this week. Here a round-up of developments around the world trade instirution this week. Today trade ministers are holding their annual Swiss-hosted informal WTO ministerial not, as usual, on the sidelines of Davos but online.
So it looks like after the EU created a precedent, we will have a second WTO member considering retaliation against members ruling into the void….By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman.
It’s been quite the day for World Trade Organization legal disputes. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
While we wait for bigger decisions at the WTO later this week ahead of MC12, here some other interesting bits of news out of Geneva. By Iana Dreyer and Rob Francis.
An update on recent WTO developments by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The countdown to the next WTO ministerial to be hald at the end of this month is on.