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WTO Corner: G20 trade meet, EU organic farming, Macao joins MPIA
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WTO Corner: G20 trade meet, EU organic farming, Macao joins MPIA

It’s another busy week in World Trade Organization affairs. Today, a second round of ‘confessionals’ begins. It will lead to the de-selection of three further candidates to the post of director-general. Last week three candidates were de-selected from an original list of eight. Below, a selection of other notable WTO-related …

Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table
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Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table

Protecting the steel industry, what to do with the EU Mercosur trade pact and finding common ground in the WTO director-general selection process were among the main topics discussed by trade ministers in Berlin today at an informal meeting hosted by the German presidency of the Council.

WTO Corner: Brussels appeals into void in Russia case, EU steel safeguard goes to court
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WTO Corner: Brussels appeals into void in Russia case, EU steel safeguard goes to court

MPIA state of play EU appeals ‘into void’ in Russia anti-dumping dispute To many, the move will seem highly ironic. The EU is not pleased with a July WTO panel ruling regarding anti-dumping duties on ammonium nitrate and steel pipes in a case filed by Russia – so it is …

The basis for an e-commerce WTO plurilateral starts emerging
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The basis for an e-commerce WTO plurilateral starts emerging

The conveners of the plurilateral e-commerce negotiations discreetly circulated a “stocktake” text on electronic commerce amongst World Trade Organization members at the height of the mid-August European heatwave. The e-commerce negotiations were launched among a subset of WTO members in February 2019 following a pledge at the last Buenos Aires …