June 2018

DDG Wolff: “For trade to flow there needs to be a high degree of certainty”

WTO, June 29, 2018

Speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the World Trade Institute Master Programmes in Bern on 29 June, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff emphasized the importance of the rule of law in an age of conflict. More…

WTO issues panel report on tobacco plain packaging requirements

WTO, June 28, 2018

On 28 June the WTO circulated the panel report in the cases brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia in “Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging” More…

Australia’s accession negotiations for government procurement pact reach milestone — Chair

WTO, June 27, 2018

Prospects for concluding Australia’s negotiations to join the Government Procurement Agreement by end-2018 are growing, noted John Newham (Ireland), Chair of the Government Procurement Committee, at a meeting on 27 June 2018 which marked an “important milestone” for this accession. More…