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MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

MC11: Draft Ministerial Decision on Electronic Commerce submitted by the African Group

22 Nov 17  News
Communication from the African Group on the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce, submitted to the WTO General Council ahead of the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos ...
South African government meets with social partners to prepare for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference

South African government meets with social partners to prepare for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference

17 Nov 17  News
South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, attended the National Consultative Forum in Midrand to prepare for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial ...
Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

03 Nov 17  News
Statement reaffirms that trade and investment are inseparable and remain indispensable “twin engines” for economic growth, modernization and development of Africa Nigeria, the...
WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

25 Oct 17  News
Document prepared by the WTO Secretariat for the Formal Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries held on 3 October 2017, as revised Over the period 2005-2016...
WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

25 Oct 17  News
Report by Amb. Stephen Ndũn’gũ Karau, Chair of the Agriculture negotiations, to the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session, 19 October 2017 Introducti...
ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

23 Oct 17  News
Ministers and senior officials responsible for Trade from 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries reaffirmed their strong and resounding commitment to the multilateral tr...
E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

20 Oct 17  News
Submission to the World Trade Organisation Committee on Trade and Development ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held on 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, A...
Minister Davies wants action on outstanding Doha issues

Minister Davies wants action on outstanding Doha issues

11 Oct 17  News
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says there must be outcomes on the outstanding issues of the Doha Development Agenda. Speaking at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Info...
WTO members finish combing through matrix of proposals on fisheries subsidies

WTO members finish combing through matrix of proposals on fisheries subsidies

10 Oct 17  News
WTO members meeting as the Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR) on 6 October finished combing through a compilation matrix of seven proposals for an agreement in December at the WTO’...
Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

09 Oct 17  News
Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Confer...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Oct 17  News
Launching today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2017. The Report will examine how increased digitalization is influencing international trade and what the implica...
E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

02 Oct 17  News
While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-c...
Is the WTO under threat?

Is the WTO under threat?

26 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the state of the multilateral trading system Since its inception in 1995 the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been the formal cust...
African Union Ministers of Trade meet to come up with a common position prior to the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

African Union Ministers of Trade meet to come up with a common position prior to the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

20 Sep 17  News
The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of South Africa organized a Special Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade, on 18 September 2017 in Addis Aba...
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ agricultural trade and the World Trade Organization negotiations

20 Sep 17  News
The long-running World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha negotiations remain unresolved. The stumbling block in 2008 was the intransigence of the United States of America over domestic...
WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

20 Sep 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva preparatory process is sine qua non for all WTO Ministerial Conferences. It has nevertheless proven challenging for small delegations, giv...
Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

12 Sep 17  News
Fostering synergies and coherence between regional integration and the multilateral trading system through WTO accessions 1.  Introduction The Regional Dialogue on WTO Acces...
UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

11 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General targets trade barriers and calls for decisions to turn into action Reducing barriers to trade and achieving true development for all countries were issues...
Kenya hosts first Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa

Kenya hosts first Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa

29 Aug 17  News
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, the University of Nairobi and the WTO opened the first Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa on 28 August in ...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...

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