‘Week Ahead’ and trade agenda

Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs
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Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs

This has been very intense last week of July on WTO issues – be it agriculture, or the quest for a new leadership in the organisation. On Friday, WTO members agreed to follow General Council head David Walker’s recommendations on how the new WTO director-general will be selected after 7 …

Week Ahead: WTO DG selection, South Africa, Wallonia, UK-EU and UK Turkey
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Week Ahead: WTO DG selection, South Africa, Wallonia, UK-EU and UK Turkey

WTO director-general candidates This week in Geneva auditions will be held from Wednesday to Friday. The eight candidates to the position of World Trade Organization director-general will make their case in front of the assembled country ambassadors to the organisation. These meetings kick-off a vetting process whereby candidates will gradually …

Week Ahead: German presidency, no Boeing ruling yet, China, DSB, e-commerce, steel safeguard
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Week Ahead: German presidency, no Boeing ruling yet, China, DSB, e-commerce, steel safeguard

Germany takes over rotating EU presidency On Wednesday, Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union for a period of six months. Its full six-month programme for the period starting in July 2021 will be released on Tuesday. But an 18-month ‘trio’ programme put together with Portugal and …

Week Ahead: WTO DG, plain packaging, EU trade ministers, Vietnam, New Zealand, EU UK
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Week Ahead: WTO DG, plain packaging, EU trade ministers, Vietnam, New Zealand, EU UK

This week, the trade policy world will be looking a lot to Geneva. WTO Director General vetting process begins Today begins a one-month period during which World Trade Organization members will file nominations for candidates for the position of director-general, which Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevêdo quit one year before the …