India prepared for AEO program launch

At the invitation of Chairman S. Dutt Majumder of the Indian Central Board of Customs and Excise, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya visited New Delhi on 25-26 July 2011 to discuss progress within Indian Customs, including the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program.

World Trade Report 2011

The World Trade Organization has released the following report:

Trade Patterns and Global Value Chains in East Asia: from trade in goods to trade in tasks

The increasing internationalization of supply chains is challenging our interpretation of conventional trade statistics, as traditional concepts like country of origin, or the distinction between goods and services, become blurred. This publication, jointly produced by the WTO and the Institute of Developing Economies — Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), focuses on the factors that have helped to shape global production.

China gives a USD 400,000 programme for least developed countries

The following is a news release by the World Trade Organization.

Panel report out on Viet Nam-US shrimp dispute

The WTO, on 11 July 2011, issued the report of the panel that had examined Viet Nam’s complaint against “United States — Anti-dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam” (DS404).

UN endorses ICC Demand Guarantee Rules

The following is excerpted from an 7 July 2011 release by the International Chamber of Commerce.