November 2017

WTO sets up panel to review UAE measures on goods, services, IP rights

WTO, 27 November 2017

At the request of Qatar, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 22 November to establish a panel to examine measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Qatar affecting trade in goods and services and the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights. More…

Norway donates NOK 10 million to help developing countries participate in global trade

WTO, 24 November 2017

The government of Norway is contributing NOK 10.8 million (approximately CHF 1.3 million) to WTO trade-related programmes to help developing countries and in particular least-developed countries (LDCs) participate in multilateral trade negotiations and better access global markets. More…

Azevêdo calls for greater inclusivity to maximize the benefits of economic progress

WTO, 22 November 2017

Addressing a High-level Seminar on the Global Deal and Trade at the WTO on 22 November, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that fostering greater inclusivity in global trade is one of the most pressing challenges of our age and a prerequisite to ensure everyone benefits from economic progress. DG Azevêdo hosted the event, dedicated to the theme “Making Globalization Work for Everyone”, together with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven. More…

High-level Seminar on Global Deal and Trade: Making Globalisation Work for Everyone

WTO, 22 November 2017

Tweden is a champion of multilateralism. It was a founding member of the WTO, and is very active in our work, across a number of areas.
Indeed, Sweden is one of the main donors to WTO programmes which aim to help the poorest to build their trading capacity. More…