WTO

WTO updates 09/22

Argentina initiates WTO dispute complaint targeting Peruvian duties on biodiesel imports Argentina has requested WTO dispute consultations with Peru concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by Peru on imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The request was circulated to WTO members on 6 September. Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) Aligns Organizational Restructuring Through the Implementation of the […]

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WTO

WTO updates 08/22

EU-WCO-AfCFTA partnership reaches a milestone with the launch of the AfCFTA E-Tariff Book and the Rules of Origin Manual During the 9th Council of Ministers Meeting, the AfCFTA secretariat launched two major tools deemed key in accelerating trading under the AfCFTA; the AfCFTA E-Tariff Book and the Rules of Origin Manual. Both were developed with […]

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WTO

WTO updates 07/22

AfCFTA Members meet to discuss Outstanding Rules of Origin and the AfCFTA Draft Manual on Rules of Origin Members of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) held the 7th meeting of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (RoO) to discuss outstanding issues, the draft AfCFTA RoO manual, and the alignment of Rules of Origin […]

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WTO

WTO updates 06/22

Free zone experts of the Americas and the Caribbean region discuss effective implementation of the WCO Practical Guidance on Free Zones The World Customs Organization (WCO) organized an online Regional Workshop on Free Zones for the Americas and the Caribbean region from 23 to 25 May 2022, in close cooperation with the WCO Americas and […]

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WTO

WTO updates 05/22

African Members meet to discuss the HS 2022 Implications on the AfCFTA From 20 to 23 April 2022, Members of the African Union gathered for the AfCFTA 6th meeting of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (RoO) to discuss outstanding issues and the draft AfCFTA RoO manual. The meeting was preceded by a one-day workshop […]

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WTO

WTO updates 04/22

WTO panel issues report regarding Costa Rican import restrictions on Mexican avocados The WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Mexico in “Costa Rica — Measures Concerning the Importation of Fresh Avocados from Mexico” (DS524). WHO, WIPO, WTO launch trilateral COVID-19 technical assistance platform The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual […]

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