Food and Agriculture Law

WTO Members Appoint New Chair Of Agriculture Talks

Ambassador Ford replaces Kenya’s Ambassador Stephen Ndung’u Karau. He thanked his predecessor for investing enormous energy and wisdom in guiding members in the agriculture negotiations in the run up to last year’s  Buenos Aires Ministerial...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

19 March 2018 Yusupha Alieu Kah, the new Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mr. Kah ...Read More

Members Adopt Catalogue Of Instruments For Managing Food Safety, Animal, Plant Health Issues

Originally proposed by Canada and Kenya in June 2014, the catalogue lists actions WTO members can resort to in order to manage SPS issues, including trade concerns. Members finally reached a consensus and overcame the difference of views on...Read More

Viet Nam Initiates WTO Complaint Against United States Over Seafood Import Measures

Viet Nam claims the challenged US measures are inconsistent with a number of provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures as well as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Further information is avai...Read More

New Book Highlights How Safe Trade Solutions Help The Poorest Countries

The STDF is a global partnership that supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards as a means to improve their  working practices and increase access to agric...Read More

Canada Donates CAD 250,000 To Support Food Safety, Animal/plant Health Standards And Trade

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: “This donation from Canada will help developing and least-developed countries comply with international sanitary and phytosanitary standards, thereby boosting their capacity to trade with all the b...Read More

WTO Members Agree On Timetable To Review Use Of Bali Tariff Quota Mechanism

Members agreed on a proposed timeline for organizing a review of the operation of the 2013 Bali Ministerial Decision on tariff rate quotas (TRQs), which aims to improve how the quota system is used. Tariff rate quotas allow import quantitie...Read More

International Agricultural Development Fund’s Investments In Rural Communities Key To Leaving No One Behind, Secretary-General Video Message Stresses

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message to the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in Rome today:

EU Requests WTO Consultations With Russia On Compliance With Pig Products Ruling

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), the EU said the challenged measures are inconsistent with various provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Read More

World Food Programme’s Fast Response Averted Famine Threatening 20 Million People In 2016, Secretary-General Says In Video Message For Dubai Management Meeting

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the World Food Programme (WFP) Global Management Meeting, held in Dubai from 20 to 22 January:

EU Request For Retaliation Against Russia In Pig Products Dispute Referred To Arbitration

DS475: Russian Federation — Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union At the meeting, the EU said it had requested the suspension of concessions to preserve its rights in these dispute set...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

5 January 2018 Aimé Clovis Guillond, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Congo to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office ...Read More

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