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IFC Partners with Latin American Governance Leaders to Improve Corporate Ethics and Compliance

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São Paulo, Brazil, September 23, 2016 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Latin American Companies Circle, today in an event hosted by BM&FBOVESPA, unveiled a series of recommendations on corporate governance, ethics, and compliance to help Latin American compani

IFC estabelece parceria com líderes de governança latino-americanos para aprimorar éticas corporativas e compliance

3 hours 42 min ago
São Paulo, Brasil, 23 de setembro de 2016 – A IFC, membro do Grupo Banco Mundial, em colaboração com o Latin American Companies Circle, divulgou hoje, durante um evento que contou com a BM&FBOVESPA como anfitriã, uma série de recomendações sobre governança corporativa, ética e compliance para

Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a

3 hours 42 min ago
Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is hosting a training seminar for Chinese market regulators and banking professionals to raise corporate-governance standards among Chinese listed companies with the aim of improving their performance and hence attractiveness fo

نړیواله مالي اداره "IFC" په افغانستان کې د برښنا د تولید د لومړنۍ خصوصي پروژی له پراختیايي چارو څخه ملاتړ کوي

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کابل - افغانستان، د۲۲ سپتامبر ۲۰۱۶: نړیوال مالي اداره "IFC" چې د نړیوال بانک د غړو یوه مهمه برخه ده، په دې توګه د هغه هوکړه لیک له لاسلیک څخه هرکلۍ کوي چې په ترڅ که به یی په مزار شریف کې د برښنا د تولید د یو مرکز د جوړولو پراختیايي او ودانیزو چارو لپاره یو داسې چوکاټ جوړ شي، چې په ترڅ کې به یی

IFC Supports Development of Afghanistan's First Privately Financed Power Plant

1 day 18 hours ago
Kabul, Afghanistan, September 22, 2016–IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is welcoming the signing of a Heads of Terms agreement that will create a framework for the development and construction of the Mazar Independent Power Plant, a landmark project expected to lead the way for private s

IFC Joins Forces with Energy 3 to Boost Renewable Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 21, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping a leading renewable energy company in Bosnia and Herzegovina develop two wind farms to help diversify the country’s energy sources and boost the generation of renewable energy. IFC is advi

IFC udružuje snage sa Energy 3 kako bi dao poticaj obnovljivim izvorima energije u Bosni i Hercegovini

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Mostar, Bosna i Hercegovina, 21. septembar 2016.—Meðunarodna financijska korporacija (IFC), èlanica Grupacije Svjetske banke, pomaže vodeæoj kompaniji na polju obnovljivih izvora energije u Bosni i Hercegovini u razvijanju dva vjetroparka sa ciljem diversifikacije izvora energije u zemlji i po

IFC Helps Regency Hospital to Expand Quality Healthcare in India’s Frontier Markets

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New Delhi, September 21, 2016— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $9.1 million in Regency Hospital Limited, to help the company expand its healthcare network in Uttar Pradesh. The investment will help increase access to affordable, quality healthcare, and create jobs in that s

IFC and DFID Partner to Improve Access to Electricity for More Small and Medium Enterprises

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Lagos, Nigeria. September 20, 2016 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, DFID, have partnered to facilitate the deployment of off-grid and embedded solar systems in commercial and industrial sectors of Nigeria. The ultimate goal

IFC Promeut l’Accès au Financement à travers un Forum sur le Crédit-bail

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Abidjan, le 19 Septembre 2016 – La Société Financière Internationale (IFC), un membre du Groupe de la Banque Mondiale, a lancé  ce matin un forum sur le crédit-bail intitulé « Crédit-bail, accès au financement et croissance économique ». Le forum de deux jours mettra  en avant les perspectives

IFC Forms Innovative Partnership with Key Global Companies to Promote Better Childcare Plans

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Washington, D.C., September 19, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and 11 leading companies from around the world today launched Tackling Childcare, an innovative partnership to promote better career opportunities for working parents and to accelerate the spread of best practices for

IFC Launches EDGE in the Philippines, Recognizes Significant Achievements in Green Building

5 days 21 hours ago
Manila, Philippines, September 15, 2016 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched its EDGE green building certification system in the Philippines in partnership with the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI). The launch took place at Green Breakthroughs 2016, an event that showca

IFC Joins the World Green Building Council in Celebration of Businesses Providing Leadership in Sustainable Design

5 days 21 hours ago
Hong Kong, September 15, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) to recognize leading businesses and innovators in sustainability at its biannual Asia Pacific awards. IFC’s Regional Green Building Specialist for Asia, Autif Sayyed, con

IFC’s PaCT Partners with Levi Strauss & Co. to Reduce Water, Energy, Chemical Use in Textiles Factories

1 week 2 days ago
Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 1, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co), a leading jeans-wear manufacturer, to develop a global program aimed at achieving environmental sustainability. The program will build on the extensive experience of IFC

IMF News

IMF Policy Paper: Gender Diversity in the Executive Board - Draft Report of the Executive Board to the Board of Governors

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Serbia

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Update on the Mobilization of Loan Resources for PRGT Lending, Proposed Amendment to the PRGT Instrument, and Floor for the Six-Month Derived SDR Interest Rate

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Greece: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka to Discuss Progress of Economic Program

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Portugal: 2016 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report

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Country Report No. 16/300

Portugal: Selected Issues

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Country Report No. 16/301

Portugal: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2011 Extended Arrangement--Staff Report

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Country Report No. 16/302

Russian Federation: Financial Sector Assessment Program : Technical Note--Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Framework

2 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/308

Russian Federation: Financial Sector Assessment Program : Technical Note--Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

2 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/305

Russian Federation: Financial Sector Assessment Program : Technical Note--Stress Testing

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Country Report No. 16/306

Russian Federation: Financial Assessment Program : Detailed Assessment of Implementation: IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

2 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/304

Russian Federation: Financial Sector Assessment : Detailed Assessment of Observance Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP)

2 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/303

Russian Federation: Financial Sector Assessment Program : Technical Note--Macroprudential Policy

2 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/307

Portugal: Growth Needs Further Reforms

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IMF Statement on Iraq

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met on September 21 with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. During the meeting, they discussed Iraq’s IMF-supported economic reform program that was approved by the Executive Board on July 7, 2016.

IMF Statement on Ukraine

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IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Cabo Verde

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IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Namibia

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Seventeenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Macroeconomics after the Great Recession, November 3-4, 2016

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Statement by Mr. Furusawa at the Conclusion of a Visit to Senegal

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Republic of Belarus: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report

3 days 19 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/298

Republic of Belarus: Financial System Stability Assessment

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Country Report No. 16/299

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Belarus

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Policies to Prevent Crises on the Rise

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Financial Inclusion: Bridging Economic Opportunities and Outcomes

4 days 20 hours ago

Jamaica: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, August 30, 2016

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Jamaica: Thirteenth Review under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility--Staff Report

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Country Report

IMF Executive Board Concludes Thirteenth Review under the EFF with Jamaica and Approves US$39.6 Million Disbursement

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Leveraging Financial Technology for the Underbanked

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Stalled Peace Process Clouds Growth Prospects for the West Bank and Gaza

5 days 19 hours ago

Mending the Trust Divide

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IMF Video: Coping with Conflicts

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Podcast: Refugee Crisis Global Challenge, Kyung-wha Kang

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Bulgaria: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission

1 week 1 day ago

Highways to Heaven: Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Working Paper No. 16/185

Spatial Dependence and Data-Driven Networks of International Banks

1 week 1 day ago
Working Paper No. 16/184

The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa

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Staff Discussion Notes No. 16/8

IMF Statement on Mozambique

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Transcript of a Press Briefing with Gerry Rice, Director of the IMF Communications Department and IMF Spokesman

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IMF Co-Hosts Regional Conference to Promote Access to Financial Services in West Africa

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Azerbaijan's Opportunity to Reboot, Diversify Economy

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Appoints Abebe Aemro Selassie as Director of the IMF’s African Department

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Implementing Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector

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Technical Notes and Manuals No. 2016/6

Canada: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

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Country Report

Canada: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

1 week 2 days ago
Country Report

Republic of Azerbaijan : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Informational Annex

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Country Report No. 16/296

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Grenada

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IMF Executive Board Completes the Second Review under EFF with Ukraine, Approves US$1 Billion Disbursement, and Discusses Ex-Post Evaluation of 2014-15 SBA

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Jordan: Request for an Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jordan

1 week 3 days ago
Country Report No. 16/295

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Canada

1 week 3 days ago

IMF Staff Team Concludes Visit to the Central African Republic

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IMF Fund Helping Countries Manage Their Natural Resources Receives US$7.1 Million from Switzerland

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Making Globalization Work for All

1 week 4 days ago

Monetary Policy and the Future of Central Banking: Implications for Africa

1 week 4 days ago

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Republic of Lithuania

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Republic of Lithuania

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Statement at the End of an IMF Mission on Iraq

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IMF Video: Canada and the IMF

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OECD News - Corruption

OECD Global Forum on Competition

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Paris, 1-2 December 2016: Focus areas for the 2016 Global Forum include: competition and protecting human rights; the role of market studies as a tool to promote competition; the independence of competition authorities; and sanctions in antitrust cases.

Public consultation on foreign bribery and the liability of legal persons

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The liability of legal persons is a key feature of the emerging legal infrastructure for the global economy. Without it, governments face a losing battle in the fight against foreign bribery and other complex economic crimes.

Roundtable on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Law

1 week 15 hours ago
17 September 2016, Washington DC - This event will bring together legal practitioners and experts to focus on how international standards on responsible business conduct are impacting legal practice as well as how legal tools can be used to strengthen ethical business practices throughout global supply chains.

Phase 4 country monitoring of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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Phase 4 focuses closely on enforcement of the Convention and cross-cutting issues tailored to specific country needs as well as outstanding recommendations from Phase 4 and institutional or legislative changes since Phase 4.

Anti-corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have introduced important anti-corruption reforms in recent years. However, corruption in the region remains high. This report identifies progress achieved as well as challenges which require further action by countries.

Anti-corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have introduced important anti-corruption reforms in recent years. However, corruption in the region remains high. This report identifies progress achieved as well as challenges which require further action by countries.

OECD News - Development

International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

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The theme of the 2016 Forum taking place in Paris on 3 June is "New Challenges and Innovative Partnerships in a Shifting World". Key issues on the agenda include redefining partnerships to support inclusive and sustainable growth, and innovative policies to increase productivity and tackle inequalities.

OECD Forum 2016: Productive economies, Inclusive societies

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Forum 2016, entitled Productive economies, Inclusive societies will be organised around the 3 cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: inclusive growth and productivity, innovation and the digital economy, and international collaboration for implementing international agreements (COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals) and standards (BEPS and automatic exchange of information).

How to reach the Sustainable Development Goals? We need a GPS

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With the Sustainable Development Goals, the world has set itself ambitious targets for the next 15 years. But ambition will also be essential if we are to collect and process the data needed for monitoring the goals. Thanks to more than half a century of experience, the OECD is well-placed to support this global project.

Africa’s choice: Business-as-usual or a green agenda?

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The Paris Agreement on climate change signals the end of business as usual for energy industries. For the first time in history more than 150 developed and developing countries have promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But how binding are these agreements? And do they provide impetus for local action in Africa?

It’s up to us all to end child labour

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A young boy named Kalu, who had been rescued from a carpet-weaving unit in Bihar, once raised a compelling and very significant question when he met then-President Bill Clinton. In conversation with the President, Kalu politely inquired about his plans and policies with regard to the world’s children and their condition.

Africa: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

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How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, says the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.

The OECD at the World Humanitarian Summit

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The World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges.

Fighting poverty means fighting sexism

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Nowhere in the world do women have as many opportunities as men, whether those opportunities are economic, social or political. If we’re going to make our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) count, we have to start here.

OECD News - Economy

Global Forum on Environment and Economic Growth

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This OECD Global Forum on Environment aims to shed light on the links between environment and economic growth, and the toolkits to quantify these links. It will provide a platform for experts from academia, governments, and the civil society from OECD and developing countries to explore how a well-managed natural environment can contribute to economic growth and how an effective and efficient regulatory system can best be designed.

Does decentralisation foster regional GDP convergence?

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The growth pattern of OECD countries and their sub-national entities is puzzling. Between-country differences in GDP per capita are declining, yet the differences across jurisdictions within those countries tend to rise.

Does Fiscal Decentralisation Foster Regional Convergence?

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Across the OECD, GDP per capita is converging. In contrast, regional disparities – or differences in GDP per capita across jurisdictions – are rising, mainly as a result of widening productivity differences. Fiscal decentralisation could help reduce them again. According to new OECD research, assigning more ownsource revenue to sub-national governments dampens regional GDP disparities and underpins regional convergence.

Global growth warning: weak trade, financial distortions

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The global economy remains in a low-growth trap. In our latest Interim Economic Outlook global GDP growth is set to remain flat around 3% in 2016 and improve modestly to 3.2% in 2017.

OECD warns weak trade and financial distortions damage global growth prospects

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Weak trade growth and financial distortions are exacerbating slow global economic growth, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.

G20 GDP Growth - Second quarter of 2016, OECD

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G20 GDP growth stable in Q2 2016

OECD News - Finance

Launch of the OECD Pensions Outlook

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Every two years, the OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of the main policy issues affecting pensions in OECD countries and assesses trends in retirement income systems. It discusses policy initiatives for strengthening pension systems, funded private pension systems in particular.

2016 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions

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9-10 November 2016, Hong Kong, China - The 2016 Global Forum will focus on making private pensions work better and, in particular, consumer protection in the pensions area.

NZ-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Education

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Auckland, New Zealand, 12-13 October 2016. Discussions will focus on innovative policies and strategies around financial education and consumer protection.

NZ-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Education

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Auckland, New Zealand, 12-13 October 2016. Discussions will focus on innovative policies and strategies around financial education and consumer protection.

World Trade Organization - News

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 September 2016, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.

Bahrain ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

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The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the 93rd member of the WTO to ratify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Bahrain’s WTO ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Mohammed Bucheeri submitted his country’s instrument of acceptance to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 23 September.

WTO panel issues compliance report on US challenge to EU aircraft subsidies

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On 22 September a WTO panel issued its compliance report for the dispute “European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft – Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the United States”

DG Azevêdo: Trade is vital in meeting Sustainable Development Goals

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week to discuss the role of trade in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to mark the progress that has already been made. Just three months after the SDGs were agreed at the 2015 General Assembly, WTO members took decisive action by abolishing agricultural export subsidies, delivering a key target of the second SDG: ‘Zero Hunger’. This was one of the first targets to be met under the UN’s new Sustainable Development Agenda.

Norway donates over CHF 3 million to help developing countries build trade capacity

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The government of Norway has donated nearly CHF 3.5 million to various WTO trust funds to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) participate in multilateral trade negotiations, access agricultural markets and implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Advanced Course on Trade in Services underway at WTO

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From 19 to 23 September 2016, 30 government officials are taking part in the second WTO Advanced Course on Trade in Services at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva.

Appellate Body issues report on India’s domestic content requirements for solar products

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On 16 September 2016, the WTO Appellate Body issued its report in the case “India – Certain Measures Relating to Solar Cells and Solar Modules (WT/DS456)” brought by the United States.

Belize accepts TRIPS amendment to ease poor countries’ access to affordable medicines

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Belize deposited its instrument of acceptance for the 2005 protocol amending the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15 September 2016.

United States files dispute challenging Chinese agricultural subsidies

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The United States notified the WTO Secretariat on 13 September that it has initiated WTO dispute proceedings against China regarding China’s domestic support measures in the agriculture sector. The measures concern domestic support allegedly provided by China for agricultural producers of, among other crops, wheat, Indica rice, Japonica rice, and corn.

Public Forum online registration closes on 18 September

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Only four days are left for registering on the WTO website for this year’s Public Forum: www.wto.org/pf16.

Ukraine files complaint against Russian Federation over transit restrictions

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On 14 September Ukraine notified the WTO Secretariat that it has initiated WTO dispute proceedings against the Russian Federation regarding measures allegedly imposed by Russia on traffic in transit from Ukraine through Russia.

WTO opens new Reference Centre in Bhutan

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A new WTO Reference Centre was inaugurated by H.E. Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, Bhutan’s Minister of Economic Affairs, at the Department of Trade in Thimphu, Bhutan, on 14 September 2016. The inauguration was attended by Gerardo Thielen and Juneyoung Lee from the WTO, various government representatives, directors of Regional Trade and Industry Offices, representatives of Bhutan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other agencies.

Workshop on WTO dispute settlement takes place at São Paulo School of Economics

1 week 3 days ago
A three-day advanced workshop on dispute settlement took place from 14 to 16 September 2016 at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo School of Economics, in Brazil, a member of the WTO Chairs Programme. The workshop was organized jointly by the Chairs Programme and the chair-holder, Professor Vera Thorstensen.

Canadian dairy policy top of agenda for farm committee

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WTO members reviewed a range of agricultural policies, including Canada’s dairy trade policies, India’s export subsidies, Thailand’s release of rice stocks and China’s domestic support notifications, when they met in the Agriculture Committee on 14 September.

Trade Policy Review: El Salvador

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The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of El Salvador takes place on 14 and 16 September 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of El Salvador.

Peru accepts TRIPS amendment to ease poor countries’ access to affordable medicines

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Peru deposited its instrument of acceptance for the 2005 protocol amending the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 13 September 2016. Ambassador Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia of Peru presented his country’s instrument of acceptance to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.

Germany donates EUR 150,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade

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The government of Germany has pledged EUR 150,000 (CHF 164,000) at a ceremony held at the WTO on 12 September 2016 to help the WTO’s poorest members implement food safety, animal health and plant health standards so that they can participate more actively in world trade.

India files new dispute challenging domestic content requirements, subsidies in US states

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On 9 September, India requested consultations with the United States under the dispute settlement system regarding alleged domestic content requirements and subsidies provided by eight US states (Washington, California, Montana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware and Minnesota) in the renewable energy sector.

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