World Trade Organization (WTO)

WTO to hold ministerial meeting in Geneva in late 2021

World Trade Organization members agreed on Monday to hold the next major ministerial meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in late 2021, delegates said. The biennial conference was originally set to be held in Kazakhstan last year but was …

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World Trade Organization appoints first woman head

Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving …

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Putin defines main tasks of G20 countries

The long-term and large-scale unemployment and poverty are the main risks globally, Russian President Vladimir Putin said speaking today at the G20 summit. The official web-site of the Russian President provides …

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Turkmenistan granted observer status in WTO

On July 22, 2020, the successive session of World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council was held in WTO headquarters located in Geneva of the Swiss Confederation, during which the application of Turkmenistan on accession to WTO as an observer …

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UK to nominate Liam Fox to lead World Trade Organization

The UK government has confirmed it will nominate former cabinet minister Liam Fox as its candidate to lead the World Trade Organization, BBC reports. The body is searching for a new director-general to replace Brazilian Roberto Azevedo …

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WTO head says he will step down one year early

The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he will cut short his second term in office short by a year, leaving on Aug. 31 during a troubled time for the WTO, Anadolu agency reports. Roberto Azevedo, a 62-year-old Brazilian …

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Turkmenistan counts on getting WTO observer status

Turkmenistan hopes to get observer status in Word Trade Organization (WTO), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. This issue was discussed during an online meeting of the officers of the Permanent Mission of …

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Trump: U.S. ready to pull out of WTO and WHO

U.S. President Donald Trump revealed the country is ready to pull out of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying he will make the final decision by the end of the week. …

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Global trade to plunge up to 32% due to pandemic: WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Wednesday forecast up to 32% fall in the global trade this year as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts regular economic activity, Anadolu agency reported. Addressing a virtual news conference, the WTO …

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