February 2012

Pascal Lamy notes “significant decline” in anti-dumping investigations”

Khaleej Times, 27 February, 2012

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, in opening the Fifth Workshop for Heads of Investigating Authorities at the WTO on 27 February 2012, said that unlike in previous global economic downturns, “there had been a significant decline in initiations of new (anti-dumping) investigations, from 213 in 2008 down to 153 in 2011”. More…

Pascal Lamy: The way forward on Doha is “to move in small steps”

Khaleej Times, 14 February, 2012

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his report to the General Council on 14 February 2012, said that “the current political environment dictates that the most realistic and practical way forward is to move in small steps, gradually moving forward the parts of the Doha Round which are mature, and re-thinking those where greater differences remain”. He added that “in practical terms, I have encouraged all Chairs to informally consult at this stage to determine what each of their groups can do, step by step, in an informal manner”. Report | Statement by Pascal Lamy | Proposed agenda

Pakistan textiles lifted by WTO trade waiver

Khaleej Times, 14 February, 2012

It makes a change, but Pakistani textiles boss Asghar Hussain is pleased. A year ago, recession, power cuts and poor security forced him to sack most of his workers. More…