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WTO Corner: WTO panel greenlights US safeguard, Giving it a try at agriculture talks

The WTO’s Director General Ngozi Okonjo Iweala thinks some form of outcome on agriculture negotiations will be necessary at the coming 12th ministerial meeting. So negotiators are getting on to it! Also: the WTO’s dispute settlement body is innovating – if a panel report on a US safeguard on photovoltaic …

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WTO Corner: Fish subsidies move to end game, IP waiver negotiations now weekly

Chris Horseman and Robert Francis on the latest developments in the two critical negotiations at the WTO on fisheries subsidies and on intellectual property.  Plans for revised compromise text as WTO fish talks enter end-game A fresh revised text of the planned WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies is expected to …

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WTO Corner: Trade and Health, China, MPIA, WTO Secretariat

China joins Trade and Health Initiative It’s gone almost unnoticed, but the Ottawa-Group sponsored ‘trade and healthcare’ initiative is officially expanding, with China joining the group, alongside Hong Kong, Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom. The announcement was made official in a communication circulated on 22 April …