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Official account of the World Trade Organization. Check also: @OMC_fr en français; @OMC_es en español. Roberto Azevêdo tweets at @WTODGAZEVEDO

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Happening now - negotiations on reform of agricultural trade resume at the #WTO . Ambassador Gloria Abraham of Costa Rica CR is chairing the discussions. #WTOAgAg 

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Happening now at the WTO: structured discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development. See:

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Malaysia launches safeguard investigation on ceramic floor and wall tiles

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Thailand launches safeguard investigation on aluminium foil

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Structured discussions on investment facilitation for development move into negotiating mode

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WTO members intensify work on technical barriers to trade #WTOTBT 

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This week, the Technical Barriers to Trade Committee met in person & virtually to outline their work for the coming months. Upcoming discussions will focus on labelling, technical assistance, conformity assessment & a workshop on gender& standards👉 #WTOTBT 

Would you like to participate in the 2021 Jackson Moot Court Competition? The case for the 19th edition has been released! Register by 1 Dec 2020👉 Read the case here👉 Regional rounds will take place virtually in Feb-May 2021.

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#DataFriday : What can analyses of the tone in news reports tell us about public sentiment on the state of the global economy? This chart suggests that views are improving, although still predominantly negative. The latest Goods Barometer elaborates:

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ICYMI: The latest data finds that world merchandise trade fell 14% in volume, 21% in value in the second quarter of 2020 from the previous period amid the global #COVID19  lockdown. More: #WTOStats 

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of Gavi and Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been nominated by #Nigeria  as a candidate for the post of WTO Director-General. @NOIweala  @TradeInvestNG  @AbujaMFA  #WTODG 

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Korea initiates WTO dispute complaint against Japanese export measures #TradeDisputes 

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WTO issues panel report on Saudi Arabia’s protection of intellectual property rights #TradeDisputes 

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BREAKING: World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 due to the #COVID19  pandemic according to the new #WTOForecast . Full report: Follow us next on our virtual press conference, happening soon.

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What economics textbooks got right about global trade and what politics got wrong. tells it all at the #WTOPublicForum 

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