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The sixth review of the trade policies and practices of China takes place on 20 and 22 July 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of China. The TPR documents are available on the WTO website at https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e…
The WTO has launched a new annual statistical publication, the World Trade Statistical Review . This new publication provides insights into how world trade has evolved in recent years by analysing the latest trade statistics within an economic context.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was signed on 4 February 2016 and it is the first of the so-called ‘mega-regional’ free trade agreements (FTAs), a term which refers to deep integration between countries, or regions with a major share of world trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).…
The WTO has launched a new World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) designed to provide “real time” information on trends in global trade. The WTOI was unveiled in Shanghai, China on 8 July, ahead of a meeting of G20 trade ministers. Combining a variety of trade-related indices, the WTOI is designed to…
The fallout from the United Kingdom's vote on European Union membership, in which the 'Leave' campaign won a narrow victory, will have a wide range of repercussions that are difficult to assess in terms of scope, duration and size. The initial impact of this result has been global, and uncertainty…
The WCO has published the 80th edition of WCO News, the Organization’s flagship magazine aimed at the global Customs community. This edition features a special dossier on illicit trade which gathers together articles focusing on the trafficking in various commodities such as cultural goods, small…
The WTO’s fifteenth trade monitoring report on G20 trade measures, issued on 21 June, shows the application of new trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies increased compared to the previous reporting period, reaching the highest monthly average registered since the WTO began its monitoring…
We are pleased to offer access to all the presentations from the 2016 IFCBA World Conference (Shanghai, China) in the attached .zip file . Please do not hesitate to contact the IFCBA Secretariat should you require additional information.
The WCO Harmonized System Committee (HSC) held its 57 th Session from 9 to 18 March 2016 at the WCO headquarters in Brussels. The decisions taken by the HSC during this Session have now been published on the WCO website .  They comprise 18 Classification Rulings, dealing with, among other things,…