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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…
The World Trade Organization has released the following report: World Trade Report 2011 The WTO and preferential trade agreements: From co-existence to coherence. The World Trade Report is an annual publication that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy issues and the…
Director-General Pascal Lamy, in opening the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade on 18 July 2011, reported a 60% increase in Aid for Trade resources since 2005. He cited results of the initiative range from increased export volumes, to more employment, to faster customs clearance times and impacts…
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 20 July 2011, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called…
The following is a news release by the World Trade Organization. China announced on 14 July 2011 that it is contributing USD 400,000 to set up a programme to help least-developed countries (LDCs) participate more effectively in the World Trade Organization while assisting those not yet members to…
The following is excerpted from the 13 July 2011 issue of Industry Week. It was written by an FTZ software provider and may be of interest to members. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) confer clear financial benefits to manufacturers and retailers. Using an FTZ can expedite product flow to market or enable…
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). The report is available on the WTO website at: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news11_e/404r_e.htm
The following is excerpted from an 7 July 2011 release by the International Chamber of Commerce. The most recent revision of the ICC Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG 758) was officially endorsed by the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at its 44th annual session in Vienna…
The tenth review of the trade policies and practices of the European Union takes place on 6 and 8 July 2011. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the European Union. The entire report is available on the WTO website at: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tpr_e…