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IFC Press Releases

Women in Management, IFC Partner to Celebrate Professional Sri Lankan Women

1 hour 29 min ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 04, 2016—Women in Management (WIM) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, invited nominations today for the 6th Professional and Career Women Awards, 2016. The awards celebrate remarkable women who inspire with outstanding achievements in their careers, businesses,

IFC Supports FNB Zambia to Increase Lending to Small-Scale Businesses and Agriculture

1 hour 29 min ago
Johannesburg, South Africa, May 3, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced an investment of $25 million in First National Bank Zambia to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized businesses and the agriculture sector in support of inclusive economic growth.

Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a

1 hour 29 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

IFC helps Liberian SMEs Adopt Good Corporate Governance, Improve Performance

3 hours 50 min ago
Monrovia, Liberia. May 3, 2016 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping Liberian SMEs adopt good corporate governance practices that will improve their performance, and help make them more sustainable, strengthening private sector growth in the country.   IFC organized a worksho

IFC Makes Landmark Investment in Iraq to Address Power Shortages amid Migrant Crisis

22 hours 6 min ago
Erbil, Iraq, April 28, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has arranged a $375 million financing package for a leading private Iraqi power company, Mass Global Energy Sulimaniya. The project will provide electricity to millions of people across the country—particularly in the Kurdistan

IFC and CJD renew their Partnership to Boost Youth Employability

23 hours 44 min ago
Rabat, Morocco, April 28, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is renewing its partnership with CJD, the Young Managers Center of Morocco, to provide key business skills to young graduates and entrepreneurs and help enhance their employability. CJD launched its Entrepreneurship Acad

IFC, CRMS Global and Strathmore University of Kenya Launch Training Classes on Corporate Governance

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Nairobi, Kenya. April 26, 2016 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched a training session on Enterprise Risk Governance with the Center for Risk Management Study (CRMS Global) and Strathmore University of Kenya. Held over two days in April, the class will inform participants on corpo

IFC Joins Hands with China’s Innovation Works to support Entrepreneurship in China

6 days 10 hours ago
April 25, Beijing  - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that it has invested $15 million in China’s Innovation Works Fund III LP, a venture capital fund that focuses on early and mid-stage internet companies in China. China’s Innovation Works invests in frontier techno

IFC携手创新工场支持中国创业者

1 week 22 hours ago
4月25日,北京  - 世界银行集团成员IFC今天宣布向创新工场第三期美元基金投资1500万美元。创新工场是一家风险投资基金公司,主要关注于投资中国互联网行业的 早中期公司。 创新工场是一家专注投资于从事智能硬件、企业应用、互联网金融、在线教育、人工智能及大数据等前沿科技领域的公司,旨在为投资人带来财务回报的同时为个人和中小企业创造新 的创业和商业机会。创新工场还在美国硅谷设有分公司,专注投资于美国的高科技初创企业,并积极帮助创新工场在中国投资公司做国际化拓展。 创新工场打造了强有力的中国创业生态圈,在辅导创业者和为创业者提供国内外全方面资源方面发挥着重要作用。除北京上

IFC approves $175 million loan for Olam to expand food processing and opportunities for small-scale farmers

1 week 1 day ago
Washington, DC, April 21, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will lend $175 million to Olam International, a global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products operating in 70 countries, to support investment in food processing facilities in Nigeria and Indi

Declaración de IFC del Grupo Banco Mundial sobre caso Puerto Quetzal en Guatemala: “Cero tolerancia a la corrupción en nuestros proyectos”

1 week 1 day ago
· IFC ha remitido el caso a unidad especializada de investigación para casos de integridad · IFC está en dialogo constante con las autoridades del país · Estamos acompañando el proceso. Estamos listos a responder a las necesidades de Guatemala en cuanto a su desarrollo Washington D.C./Ci

IFC Provides $80 Million to Help Molino Cañuelas Expand and Support Argentina’s Food & Agribusiness sectors

1 week 5 days ago
Washington, D.C. /Buenos Aires -  April 20, 2016 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide an $80 million financing package to support the expansion of Molino Cañuelas SACIFIA, one of Argentina’s leading foods and agribusiness companies. The financing will help Molino Cañuelas fund

IFC otorga $ 80 millones para apoyar la expansión de Molino Cañuelas y respaldar la agroindustria y el sector alimentario en Argentina

1 week 6 days ago
Washington/Buenos Aires, 20 de abril de 2016. La Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC), institución del Grupo Banco Mundial para el sector privado, proporcionará un paquete de financiamiento de $80 millones de dólares para respaldar la ampliación de Molino Cañuelas SACIFIA, una de las emp

IMF News

IMF Video:Press Briefing Asia Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

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Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook -- April, 2016

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Latvia: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission

22 hours 54 min ago

IMF Survey -- Asia: Growth Remains Strong, Expected to Ease Only Modestly

23 hours 33 min ago

Podcast: Weakening Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Calls for Policy Reset

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IMF Survey: Weakening Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Calls for Policy Reset

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Asia Pacific Regional Economic Outlook: Building on Asia's Strengths during Turbulent Times

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Press Release: IMF Calls for a Policy Reset to Secure Sub-Saharan Africa’s Medium-Term Growth

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Turkmenistan: IMF Staff Concludes Visit

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Press Release

Nicaragua: IMF Concludes Staff Visit

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Press Release

Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report-Self-Funding of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission

4 days 21 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/108

Hungary: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Hungary

4 days 23 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/107

Hungary: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation

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Press Release

Press Release: IMF Reaches Staff Level Agreement with Sri Lanka on Three-Year $1.5 Billion EFF

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Global Housing Watch Quarterly Report, April 2016

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IMF Video: Press Conference: Launch of the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere

5 days 22 hours ago

IMF Survey: Overheard at the Spring Meetings

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Podcast: Raghuram Rajan, on the Global Financial Safety Net

6 days 15 hours ago

IMF Survey: Latin America's Economic Slowdown Continues

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IMF Video:IMF on Latin America's Slowdown

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Zambia to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

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Press Release

AFRITAC West 2 Holds the 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

6 days 23 hours ago
Press Release

Debt Equity Conversions and NPL Securitization in China : Some Initial Considerations

1 week 14 hours ago

Bahrain: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation

1 week 18 hours ago
Press Release

Financial De-Dollarization: A Global Perspective and the Peruvian Experience

1 week 18 hours ago
Working Paper No. 16/97

Structural Reform in Germany

1 week 22 hours ago
Working Paper No. 16/96

IMF Video:Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

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Press Release: IMF Strengthens Capacity of South Asian Officials on Macro-Financial Linkages and Diagnostics

1 week 1 day ago

External Shocks Hurt Growth in Caucasus, Central Asia

1 week 1 day ago
IMF Survey

Cheap Oil Means a New Reality for Middle East, North Africa Region

1 week 1 day ago
IMF Survey

Middle East and Central Asia region Update -- April, 2016

1 week 1 day ago
Regional Economic Outlook

Turkey: Growth is Robust but More Structural Reforms are Needed

1 week 1 day ago
IMF Survey

IMF Statement on Mozambique

1 week 3 days ago
Press Release

Turkey: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation

1 week 3 days ago
Press Release

Transcript of African Finance Ministers Press Briefing

1 week 4 days ago

Turkey : 2016 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report

1 week 4 days ago
Country Report

Turkey : Selected Issue

1 week 4 days ago
Country Report

Vietnam: IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission

1 week 4 days ago
Press Release

Southern Africa Officials Participate in IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Regional Seminar for Low-Income Countries

1 week 4 days ago
Press Release

Dispelling Fiscal Illusions: How Much Progress Have Governments Made in Getting Assets and Liabilities on Balance Sheet?

1 week 4 days ago
Working Paper No. 16/95

Statement at the Conclusion of Financial Sector Assessment Program Mission to the Republic of Belarus

1 week 4 days ago

Effective Macroprudential Policy: Cross-Sector Substitution from Price and Quantity Measures

1 week 5 days ago
Working Paper No. 16/94

Leaders Set Landmark Global Goals for Pricing Carbon Pollution

1 week 6 days ago
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OECD News - Corruption

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).

Argentina debe aprovechar esta oportunidad para combatir la corrupción

6 days 20 hours ago
El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Cohecho en las Transacciones Comerciales Internacionales de la OCDE ha instado en repetidas ocasiones a Argentina, durante más de 15 años, a reforzar sus medidas en la lucha contra la corrupción y el cohecho internacional.

Argentina must seize chance to fight corruption

6 days 21 hours ago
The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Transactions has repeatedly over 15 years urged Argentina to strengthen its efforts to fight corruption and foreign bribery. During that time, the Working Group has recommended that Argentina change its laws to hold companies liable for corruption and to extend jurisdiction to Argentines who commit foreign bribery overseas.

High-Level OECD Mission to Meet Argentine Officials on Fighting Foreign Bribery

1 week 2 days ago
A high-level Working Group mission will visit Buenos Aires on 26-27 April 2016 and meet senior Argentine government officials.

Boosting the impact of anti-corruption reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

1 week 5 days ago
21 April 2016, Paris: The OECD will host a High-Level Meeting on boosting the impact of anti-corruption reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

2016 OECD Integrity Forum

2 weeks 22 hours ago
International trade is a motor of the global economy and represents increasingly large volumes of exchanged goods, services, and financial flows. Yet, corruption in the trade chain hampers economic activity and entails important health and safety risks for societies.The 2016 OECD Integrity Forum will put the spotlight on this hidden tariff.

Concrete actions needed to advance global tax transparency, OECD says

2 weeks 5 days ago
The international community should call time on all remaining holdouts who have yet to implement internationally agreed tax transparency standards, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said in a new report to the G20.

OECD News - Development

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).

Code Report No 7 - Building policy coherence for labour migration

1 week 6 days ago
This Policy Coherence for Development (CODE) report considers the complex policy landscape within which migration occurs and why it is necessary to have mechanisms to better deal with intra- and inter-policy linkages.

Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2012

1 week 6 days ago
Despite the progress observed by PISA over the last decade, Latin American education systems still have a long way to go to reach world class standards. Ibero-American countries will also need to rethink their instructional system to better anticipate the knowledge and skills it will need to reignite its economy.

Joint statement on the fight against illicit financial flows, by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

2 weeks 20 hours ago
The issue of illicit financial flows (IFFS) is at the forefront of the international agenda. Both the OECD and the High Level Panel have focused attention on this problem and have identified ways in which to tackle it.

Aid trend is reversing: More money to the poorest

2 weeks 2 days ago
Global development aid reached a record high in 2015. Being inspired to do even better, we should also focus on the main purpose of aid. Is it to be the salt or the oil in the water?

Development aid rises again in 2015, spending on refugees doubles

3 weeks 2 hours ago
Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals is an imperative

3 weeks 3 hours ago
On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comprehensive set of goals aims to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all” as part of a new development agenda.

Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

3 weeks 22 hours ago
The 2016 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Mexico City, on 12-13 April. Discussions will focus on disruptive innovation, leniency programmes and promoting effective competition in public procurement.

Women for peace

3 weeks 1 day ago
UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which was adopted in 2000, recognised, for the first time, the vital contribution of women to conflict prevention and resolution.

OECD News - Economy

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).

Regulatory management practices in OECD countries

5 days 21 hours ago
This paper provides analysis of the regulatory governance of network sector regulators in electricity, gas, telecommunications, rail, airport and ports within the OECD as it stood in 2013.

Quantifying the effects of trade liberalisation in Brazil: a CGE simulation

5 days 22 hours ago
Brazil remains a fairly closed economy, with small trade flows relative to its share of world income. This paper explores the effects of three possible policy reforms to strengthen Brazil’s integration into global trade: a reduction in import tariffs, less local content requirements and a full zero-rating of exports in indirect taxes.

An investigation into improving the real-time reliability of OECD output gap estimates

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Estimates of the output gap ought to be a useful guide for macroeconomic policy, both for assessing inflationary pressures and fiscal sustainability, but their reliability has been called into question by the large revisions which they are often subject to, particularly around turning points.

Growing together: towards a more inclusive Ireland

6 days 3 hours ago
The Irish economy is growing strongly, but there is a risk many households will be left behind despite robust growth. High joblessness especially among the low-educated and skill-biased wage differentials have induced high market income inequality, among the highest in the OECD.

To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Decision

1 week 3 hours ago
Leaving Europe would impose a "Brexit tax" on generations to come. Instead of funding public services, this tax would be a pure deadweight loss, with no economic benefit, said OECD Secretary-General in London.

OECD study finds Britons will be paying a heavy “Brexit tax” for many years if UK leaves EU

1 week 3 hours ago
A UK exit from the EU would immediately hit confidence and raise uncertainty which would result in GDP being 3% lower by 2020, which equates to £ 2200 per household. The OECD states that such costs are already piling up in a new study released today.

Labour market transitions in Italy: job separation, re-employment and policy implications

2 weeks 21 hours ago
Italy’s low employment rate is associated with adverse labour market dynamics characterised differently across different categories of people.

OECD News - Finance

OJK-OECD High-level Regional Seminar on Empowering MSMEs through Financial Literacy and Inclusion

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Jakarta, 1-2 June 2016: This symposium will address the importance of financial literacy and financial education for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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).

OECD, IOPS and World Bank join forces to improve private pension statistics

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28 April 2016, Paris - OECD, IOPS and the World Bank are joining forces to expand the reach of the OECD’s Global Pension Statistics database and annual Pensions Markets in Focus report. This collaboration with the World Bank will help bring data from emerging and developing economies that are not currently included in the database.

Pension Markets in Focus

6 days 23 hours ago
This annual report on pensions markets reviews trends in the financial performance of pension funds, including investment returns and asset allocation. The 2015 edition also includes analysis of the extent to which data available show whether pension funds are involved in a “search for yield”.

2016 G20-OECD High-level roundtable on institutional investors and long-term investment

1 week 1 day ago
Singapore, 25 April 2016: This roundtable focused on key themes related to G20 work, in particular the views of the private sector on current work developed by the OECD for the G20 Presidency toward promoting more diversified and innovative infrastructure financing.

Annual Survey of Large Pension Funds

1 week 5 days ago
The survey monitors and compares the investment behaviour, asset levels, and performances of the largest institutional investors in each region or country covered and analyses in greater depth the general trends observed at a national level.

Netherlands-OECD Global symposium on financial resilience throughout life

1 week 6 days ago
Amsterdam, 20-21 April 2016: This symposium addressed the challenges of financial resilience throughout life and the importance of financial education.

World Trade Organization - News

DG Azevêdo calls for action to provide trade finance for small businesses

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Director-General Roberto Azevêdo has issued a call for action to help close the gaps in the availability of trade finance that affect the trade prospects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in Africa and Asia. In a new WTO publication, “Trade Finance and SMEs: bridging the gaps in provision”, which examines the problem and looks into possible solutions, DG Azevêdo says that easing the supply of credit could have a big impact in helping small businesses grow and in supporting the development of the poorest countries.

EU donates EUR 600,000 to Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

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The European Union is contributing EUR 600,000 (CHF 660,000) to the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) to help developing countries and least-developed countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement, the WTO’s first multilateral trade deal in 20 years. This contribution complements other EU programmes in support of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

DG Azevêdo: WTO supports Pakistan’s economic reform efforts

20 hours 12 min ago
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited Pakistan this week for a series of high-level meetings with the government, private sector and academia. On the agenda were the WTO’s breakthroughs in the recent Ministerial Conferences held in Bali and Nairobi, the future negotiating work of the organization, and Pakistan’s efforts towards economic reform and regional integration — including through initiatives such as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Lahore University of Management Sciences

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WTO launches call for proposals for 2016 Public Forum

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The theme of the 2016 Public Forum, to be held at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva on 27-29 September, is “Inclusive Trade”. Participants interested in organizing sessions at the Forum are invited to submit their proposals by 3 June 2016.

Saint Lucia accepts protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement

1 day 20 hours ago
Saint Lucia deposited its instrument of acceptance for the 2005 protocol amending the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 2 May 2016, becoming the tenth member to do so in 2016.

Finland donates EUR 160,000 for Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

1 day 20 hours ago
Finland is contributing EUR 160,000 (nearly CHF 176,000) to the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) to help developing countries and least-developed countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement, the WTO’s first multilateral trade deal in 20 years.

Trade Policy Review: Honduras

1 day 23 hours ago
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Honduras takes place on 2 and 4 May 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Honduras.

Problems in steel sector prompting rise in trade remedy measures, WTO members told

4 days 20 hours ago
The problems in the global steel sector are prompting governments to increase their use of trade remedy measures to protect local producers, WTO members were told in a series of meetings during the week of 25-29 April.

Trade Policy Review: Malawi

6 days 23 hours ago
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Malawi takes place on 27 and 29 April 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Malawi.

Screening of hearings in “US – Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft” opened to public

1 week 1 day ago
At the request of the parties in the dispute “United States — Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft” (DS487), the panel has agreed to show a video recording of the non-confidential portions of its hearings. The screenings, which are open to the public, are scheduled to take place at the WTO’s Headquarters on 17 and 18 May 2016.

Russian Federation ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

1 week 4 days ago
The Russian Federation has become the 77th WTO member to ratify the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The Russian Federation’s Minister of Economic Development, Alexey Ulyukaev, met with Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 22 April and presented his country’s TFA instrument of acceptance.

India ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

1 week 4 days ago
India has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). India’s WTO ambassador Anjali Prasad handed over her country’s instrument of acceptance to Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 22 April.

Panel established in dispute between Ukraine and Russia over anti-dumping measures

1 week 4 days ago
At the request of Russia, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) established, on 22 April 2016, a panel to consider anti-dumping measures applied by Ukraine to ammonium nitrate from Russia.

WTO members gear up for implementing Nairobi agreement on preferential rules of origin

1 week 4 days ago
WTO members held their first discussions on 22 April regarding implementation of the Ministerial Decision on Preferential Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The Ministerial Decision was one of the key outcomes of the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi last December.

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

1 week 4 days ago
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 22 April 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”.

Samoa notifies acceptance of Trade Facilitation Agreement, TRIPS amendment

1 week 4 days ago
Samoa deposited its instruments of acceptance for both the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the 2005 protocol amending the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) with the WTO Secretariat on 21 April.

India launches safeguard investigation on unwrought aluminium

1 week 5 days ago
On 21 April 2016, India notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 19 April 2016 a safeguard investigation on unwrought aluminium.

India appeals panel report in dispute with US over solar cells and solar modules

1 week 6 days ago
On 20 April 2016, India filed a notice of appeal in the dispute (DS456) with the United States concerning “certain measures relating to solar cells and solar modules”. India appeals certain issues of law covered by the panel report and certain legal interpretations developed by the panel in this dispute.

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