July 2018

WTO issues panel report regarding Russian measures on Ukrainian railway equipment

WTO, July 30, 2018

On 30 July the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Ukraine in “Russia — Measures affecting the importation of railway equipment and parts thereof” (DS499). More…

Kazakhstan to host WTO’s next Ministerial Conference

WTO, July 26, 2018

WTO members have accepted Kazakhstan’s invitation to host, in Astana, the organization’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held in 2020. The decision was taken by consensus at today’s General Council meeting (26 July 2018) and marks the first time a Ministerial Conference is to be organized in Central Asia. More…

WTO members take up disciplines on subsidies to IUU fishing at July meetings

WTO, July 26, 2018

WTO members in the Negotiating Group on Rules exchanged views and information on disciplines to prohibit subsidies to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing at their 24-26 July cluster of meetings on fisheries subsidies (the third such cluster this year). Members also discussed how to organize the negotiating work in September-December, with a mix of activities including technical sessions, brainstorming, text-based discussions and time for bilateral meetings among delegations. More…