Next stop, Sweden! Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on his 23-24 March visit, said: "Sweden is an important champion of multilateralism." More here: [ Wto.org Link ]
Hei, Finland! Director-General Roberto Azevêdo was there this week, where he said: "Around 28 per cent of total employment in Finland is linked to exports. I am sure that trade and the WTO can continue to play a positive role for Finland’s economic growth." More about his visit here: [ Wto.org Link ]

DG Azevêdo: Trade is an engine for Finland’s economic growth

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Can the WTO play a role in deepening the link between trade and investment? Director-General Roberto Azevêdo posed this question in a speech to a 20 March workshop. More here: [ Wto.org Link ]

Trade and investment are increasingly important development issues – DG Azevêdo

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How did law students fare at the the 2nd European Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition in Kyiv, Ukraine? WTO's Iryna Polovets who was a judge at the event last 17-21 March tells us all about it.
a recent report issued by the International Chamber of Commerce on their key multilateral trade priorities

New ICC World Trade Agenda report charts future for WTO - ICC - International Chamber of Commerce

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This week at the WTO: meetings on dispute settlement, a workshop on trade and investment, a lecture on globalization and jobs, and discussions on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. Learn more: bit.ly/WTOcalendar
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On March 22, Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler of the University of California, San Diego will discuss the impact of trade on jobs, skills, wage and employment, here at the WTO HQ.
This event is part of the WTO Trade Dialogues Lecture series, discussing the latest research on trade and labour markets.
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WTO | Trade Dialogues Lecture Series

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What's the impact of trade on jobs, skills, wage and employment?
Prof. Marc-Andreas Muendler of the University of California, San Diego will present his research on this subject at the WTO on March 22.
This event is part of the Trade Dialogues Lecture series, discussing the latest research on trade and labour markets.
More info and registration at: [ Bit.ly Link ]

WTO | Trade Dialogues Lecture Series

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Here is what's happening at the WTO this week: Meetings on trade in services, development and regional trade agreements, and also a seminar on e-commerce. For more details: bit.ly/WTOcalendar
Developing and least-developed countries have the most to gain from implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement, which makes trade easier at the border. Here's your quick guide: [ Bit.ly Link ]
How exactly does the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) deliver easier trade at the border? Here are seven ways. For more information: [ Bit.ly Link ]
What went on at the Japan Trade Policy Review meetings this week at the WTO? Here are the details from the Trade Policy Review Body Chair Irene Young. For more info: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Boosting trade and investment with and within East Africa

Moving Toward More Efficient WTO Compliance with ePing

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Japan's trade policies and practices are under discussion this week at the WTO. Access the Trade Policy Review reports here: [ Wto.org Link ]
Get to know some of the faces behind the Young Professionals Program at the WTO: Leticia from the Dominican Republic is working at the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division while Fernando from Chile is working for Legal Affairs. The first cohort of five young professionals has been selected from a total of 848 candidates after a competitive, merit-based...
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WTO's first ever Young Professionals Programme

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What did WTO members discuss last week in their meeting on intellectual property? Here are the details.

Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

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Are you a young economist with a PhD or studying for one? Come and join our 2017 Essay Award for Young Economists. Submit your paper on trade policy and international trade co-operation by 2 June. More information on our website.

WTO issues call for papers for 2017 Essay Award for Young Economists

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Here is what to expect this week at the WTO: The Dispute Settlement Body will meet on the ongoing trade dispute between Colombia and Panama over textiles and footwear. Members will then hold meetings to discuss market access and also the Trade Policy Review of Japan. More: bit.ly/WTOcalendar
The WTO launched a Trade Dialogues lecture series examining the effects of trade and technology on job markets. At our fifth event on March 02 2017, Prof. Gaaitzen de Vries of the University of Groningen discussed the role of offshoring and technology in job polarization.

Trade Dialogues: Gaaitzen de Vries

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