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La gran mayoría de los fabricantes italianos de maquinaria agrícola reconocen las ferias como una …

En el caso concreto de EIMA, cuya 44ª edición tendrá lugar en Bologna (Italia) del 19 al 23 de octubre, “la encuesta muestra cómo la mayoría de …

La gran mayoría de los fabricantes italianos de maquinaria agrícola reconocen las ferias como una …

En el caso concreto de EIMA, cuya 44ª edición tendrá lugar en Bologna (Italia) del 19 al 23 de octubre, “la encuesta muestra cómo la mayoría de …

Working group on small business close to finalizing ministerial declaration

Members of the Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) on 26 July moved closer to a final draft ministerial declaration for the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The Group also reviewed the implementation of …

Panel established to review Chinese measures on imports of Canadian canola seeds

At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 26 July, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a panel at Canada’s request to examine measures in China affecting the import of canola seed from Canada. Members also considered a request from C…

EU challenges Russian import substitution measures in new WTO dispute complaint

The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with the Russian Federation regarding Russian measures which the EU alleges form part of an import substitution programme. The request was circulated to WTO members on 26 July.

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 July 2021, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circu…

Members chart course for autumn negotiations on fisheries subsidies, other issues ahead of MC12

At a meeting of all WTO delegation heads on 23 July, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to bring focus and flexibility to intensive negotiations scheduled for the autumn so they can strike meaningful agreements in areas such as fish…

Services trade slump persists as travel wanes; other service sectors post diverse gains

Global services trade remained sluggish in the first quarter of 2021, falling 9% year-on-year after posting a 21% decline for the full year of 2020 driven by continued weakness in travel services. New COVID-19 variants have further delayed the recovery…

FAO Director-General in visit to small-scale agricultural producers in southern Italy highlights sustainability best practices

The visit followed the Director-General’s participation in the G20 Environment Ministers’ meeting in Naples on Thursday where he stressed how the need to meet a growing demand for food and other agricultural products, must be achieved whilst reducing …

Participants cite further progress in e-commerce negotiations, eye MC12 guidance

Participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce have secured agreements on additional elements of a future e-commerce agreement and are on course to achieve further substantial progress by the time WTO members gather for the organization’s 12th…