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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WTO updates 03/22

WTO dispute panel to review Chinese complaint regarding Australian duties WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 28 February to establish a dispute panel to examine China’s complaint regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duties levied by Australia on various imported Chinese goods. WTO members initiate membership talks for Turkmenistan WTO […]

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WTO

WTO updates 02/22

Arbitrator issues decision in US-China dispute over subsidy duties A WTO arbitrator issued a decision on the level of countermeasures China may request in its dispute with the United States regarding US countervailing duties on certain products from China (DS437).  EU initiates WTO dispute complaint regarding Chinese restrictions on trade with Lithuania The European Union […]

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WTO

WTO updates 01/22

Ethiopia notifies implementation of HS 2022 amendments from 1 January 2022 The Federal Customs Commission of Ethiopia (ECC) notified the WCO Secretary General that the new edition of the Harmonized System (HS 2022) would enter into force in the country on 1 January 2022. Ethiopia has thereby become the first African country to have submitted […]

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WTO

WTO updates 12/21

New version of the WCO’s secure CENcomm communication tool now available in Spanish The latest version of CENcomm, a communication system designed to allow a closed group of users to exchange messages in real time via encrypted channels during an operation or a project, until then only available in English, French and Russian, is now […]

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