37 results about NAIROBI MINISTERIAL


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What’s ahead for the WTO: Looking around the corner and beyond

July 26, 2016

Trade ministries, just as other parts of government, need to respond to calls from the public and from global leaders for action on major issues. This column argues that armed with potential policy op... READ MORE

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Reflections on the WTO Nairobi outcome

March 10, 2016

The Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC10) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya was held in circumstances that left many members questioning the future of the WTO. 

 

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APEC Members Slash Tariffs on Environmental Goods, Group Says

February 4, 2016

Members of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) alliance have released documents detailing progress on implementing their joint pledge to cut applied tariffs to five percent or le... READ MORE

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The TPP and the Sputtering Global Trade System

January 26, 2016

With the death-knell of the Doha Round seemingly signaled at the recent Nairobi Ministerial, and questions about the relevancy of the WTO intensifying, anyone reflecting on the current state of the gl... READ MORE

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Post-Doha trading system: Five points for African economies to consider

January 6, 2016

The package that came out of the December 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi—the first hosted by an African nation—has been hailed as one of the most substantial pac... READ MORE

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Post-Doha trading system: Five points for African economies to consider

January 6, 2016

The package that came out of the December 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in Nairobi—the first hosted by an African nation—has been hailed as one of the most substantial pac... READ MORE

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Africa to Export Duty, Quota-Free Cotton

December 30, 2015

African countries can now export their cotton to developed countries duty-and quota-free as from January 2016 following a global deal sealed in Nairobi at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministeria... READ MORE

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Azevêdo welcomes efforts to help implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

December 17, 2015

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed on 17 December the pledges made by governments and private sector entities to help developing and least-developed countries implement the WTO’s Trade Facilita... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update # 2 - WTO Negotiating Function Under Scrutiny as Ministerial Begins

December 17, 2015

Trade ministers continued to disagree over the future of the WTO’s negotiating function, as talks for the organisation’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update #4 - As Clock Runs Down, WTO Nairobi Talks Kick Into Gear

December 17, 2015

Negotiations at the WTO’s ministerial meet have gained pace, sources say, with Thursday’s talks set to run through the night as members search for common ground that enables them to adv... READ MORE

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Ministers approve Afghanistan’s WTO membership at MC10

December 17, 2015

Trade ministers unanimously welcomed Afghanistan’s WTO membership deal, which was approved at a ceremony attended by Mr Mohammad Khan Rahmani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Director-Genera... READ MORE

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The Nairobi Ministerial - Time to Pull the Plug on the Doha Development Round?

December 17, 2015

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding its 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. While a deal promoting the interests of developed countries, known as the Doha Development Agenda (DDA)... READ MORE

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Africa Nations to Consider Cotton Case If Nairobi Talks Fail

December 16, 2015

African nations are considering presenting a case against governments they accuse of distorting trade in cotton if this week’s negotiations in the Kenyan capital don’t deliver a favorable deal. Cotton... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update #3 - Technology Trade Deal Reached at Nairobi WTO Ministerial

December 16, 2015

A group of 53 WTO members negotiating a tariff-cutting agreement on information and communication technology goods reached a final deal in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday evening, bringing to a close... READ MORE

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IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

December 16, 2015

More than 50 members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded the biggest tariff-reduction deal in almost two decades, eliminating restrictions on the $1.3tn trade of 201 IT products. Th... READ MORE

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The WTO’s Nairobi meetings: time to stop the rot

December 16, 2015

The World Trade Organization’s Tenth Ministerial Conference gets under way today in Nairobi – the first time the meetings have been held in Africa. Fourteen years ago, the WTO launched its Doha Round... READ MORE

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Hopes fade for Doha trade talks deal as WTO convenes in Kenya

December 15, 2015

Hopes of a breakthrough in the stalled Doha trade negotiations at World Trade Organisation gathering this week have faded after the conference chairwoman rejected calls for a new approach. Diplomats s... READ MORE

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WTO Conference Opens in Kenya

December 15, 2015

The first World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference on African soil has begun in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Addressing the 10th ministerial conference Tuesday, Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister... READ MORE

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Bridges Daily Update #1 - Divides Run Deep as Ministers Arrive at Nairobi WTO Meet

December 14, 2015

Trade ministers are arriving in Nairobi, Kenya to begin their latest biennial conference, set to be held from 15-18 December. Whether the WTO meet will indeed be able to yield substantive outcomes... READ MORE

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Nairobi meeting faces questions on WTO’s ability to deliver deals

December 14, 2015

Negotiating officials at the 10th ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which begins on Tuesday will be hard-pressed to show that the multilateral body can still deliver deals, ami... READ MORE

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WTO Failure to Adapt to Trade Shifts Could Hamper Nairobi Talks

December 14, 2015

The World Trade Organization could miss an opportunity to advance fairer international trade at its 10th ministerial conference in Kenya this week as it struggles to respond to a growing shift toward... READ MORE

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WTO failure to adapt to trade shifts could hamstring progress at Nairobi talks

December 14, 2015

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) could miss an opportunity to advance fairer international trade at its 10th ministerial conference in Kenya this week as it struggles to respond to a growing shift t... READ MORE

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Kenya to Lead Calls for an End to Subsidies On Agri-Exporter

December 13, 2015

Kenya is keen on having subsidies on agricultural exports by developed countries removed as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference opens in Nairobi on Tuesday. The four-day event, w... READ MORE

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We are at the end of the line on the Doha Round of trade talks

December 13, 2015

This week trade ministers will gather to engage once again in the Doha Round of talks which, for all the initial hopes it represented, simply has not delivered. If global trade is to drive development... READ MORE

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"Rules" outcomes on fisheries, trade remedies remain elusive ahead of Nairobi ministerial

December 10, 2015

The past year has seen a resurgence of activity in the WTO's rules negotiations, as various members of the global trade body revived debates on how to boost disciplines relating to anti-dumping... READ MORE

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From Bali to Nairobi: Securing a meaningful outcome for LDCs

December 10, 2015

As trade delegates gear up for the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya – the first such meeting to ever be held in Africa – expectations are high that the confere... READ MORE

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Kenya Ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement in Advance of Nairobi Ministerial Conference

December 10, 2015

Kenya has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), less than a week before it hosts an important high-level WTO trade meeting. The WTO Secretariat received Kenya's instruments of acceptanc... READ MORE

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WTO Ministerial: A Time for Reflection in Nairobi on the Future of Global Trade

December 10, 2015

Within a matter of days, trade ministers will gather together in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi for the WTO's Tenth Ministerial Conference, marking the first time that the global trade body... READ MORE

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Environmental goods agreement trade talks stall ahead of Nairobi ministerial

December 9, 2015

A bid to seal the product list for a tariff-liberalising “Environmental Goods Agreement” (EGA) among a group of 17 WTO members ran into difficulties during the latest negotiating round... READ MORE

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The WTO’s Nairobi talks and the multi-billion dollar trade agreement you’ve never heard of

December 9, 2015

In less than a week trade ministers from across the globe will come together at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting follows more than a... READ MORE

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DG Azevêdo urges flexibility and political will for a successful Ministerial Conference

December 7, 2015

In his report to the General Council on 7 December about the potential outcomes of the Nairobi Ministerial Conference, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo urged WTO members to “seize the last opportunity... READ MORE

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National convention against higher education offer to WTO-GATS

December 5, 2015

The All India Students' Association is organising a national convention on higher education on December 8 and 9. The convention — leading up to the World Trade Organisation meeting in Nairobi, Kenya —... READ MORE

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Crunch Time in Geneva as Trade Negotiators Prepare for WTO Ministerial

December 3, 2015

Less than two weeks remain before trade ministers begin their biennial conference in Nairobi, Kenya, with WTO members still deeply divided on specific deliverables and how to address the organisati... READ MORE

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The WTO turns 20, but will it make it to 30?

December 1, 2015

The recently agreed upon but not yet signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will cover 12 countries and 40 percent of global GDP, is certain to loom large as the World Trade Organization (WTO)... READ MORE

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Draft Decision Agreed on "Non-violation" Cases in Intellectual Property

November 30, 2015

WTO members meeting as the TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) Council agreed on 23 November on a draft ministerial decision on so-called non-violation disputes in the area o... READ MORE

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Afghanistan bid for WTO membership set for approval at Nairobi ministerial

November 20, 2015

Afghanistan has now cleared one of the final hurdles for WTO membership, with officials confirming last week that negotiations in the Working Party tasked with that process are now completed. The e... READ MORE

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TPP as inspiration for the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi?

November 1, 2015

At the beginning of October, 12 Pacific Rim countries agreed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP agreement has been hailed as a landmark trade pact, as it includes many issues th... READ MORE