food

Korea Files Appeal Against WTO Panel Ruling Regarding Japanese Food Import Restrictions

Further information will be available within the next few days in documents WT/DS495/8 Parties to a dispute can appeal a panel’s ruling. Appeals have to be based on points of law, such as legal interpretation — they cannot re-open factual f...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

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 Issues Panel Report Regarding Korean Restrictions On Japanese Food Imports

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 22 February the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Japan in “Korea — Import Bans, and Testing and Certification Requirements for Radionuclides” (DS495). Publication  World Trade ...Read More

How Will You ‘Love The Ocean’? Take One Action For Your Ocean This Valentine’s Day!

Show us your commitment to your ocean (and your health) – this Valentine’s day the Sea Change team are asking everyone to pledge one action to #LovetheOcean and encourage others to do the same by sharing your love across social media. It’s ...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:

Western Sahara before the CJEU

Just a quick heads-up to our readers that yesterday Advocate General Wathelet of the Court of Justice of the EU delivered his opinion in Case C‑266/16, Western Sahara Campaign UK, The Queen v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Cust...Read More

UN Environment And WHO Agree To Major Collaboration On Environmental Health Risks

10 January 2018 | Nairobi –UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, h...Read More

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

5 January 2018 Giampaolo Carmelo Rizzo Alvarado, the new Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Ge...Read More

Finland Donates EUR 1.7 Million To Help Developing Countries Participate In Global Trade

EUR 1 million (around CHF 1.165 million) will be provided to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, which finances training workshops for government officials to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and enh...Read More

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