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    Leaving The EU is much more complicated than we all thought. Do we continue in it and change the rules.

    Employment- We still need to allow employers employ Euro Nationals. We have do not have enough trained educated candidates in the UK. Extreme control over stopping immigration will be harmful and disaster for us.

    Trade- its good that we could get trading with who we want. There is still a strong need to continual trading with Europe.running the two systems would be better for all EU Members

    • WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women
      Women are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries according to a new information note from the WTO Secretariat. The paper points to how governments’ policy responses could address gender-specific effects of the crisis.
    • Germany gives EUR 150,000 to enhance developing countries’ participation in farm trade
      The government of Germany contributed EUR 150,000 (approximately CHF 160,000) in 2020 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards, with the aim of increasing their access to agricultural markets.
    • WTO members adopt report on food safety, animal and plant health, paving way for new work
      WTO members have adopted the Report of the Fifth Review of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), paving the way for the organization to tackle new work and continue existing activities related to food safety and animal and plant health.
    • General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selection
      The General Council agreed on 31 July on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah, Karl Brauner, Xiaozhun Yi and Alan Wolff — […]
    • WTO issues 2020 edition of its flagship statistical publication
      The WTO issued today (31 July) the latest edition of its annual publication on international trade statistics, the “World Trade Statistical Review”.
    • WTO members discuss cotton development assistance, impact of COVID-19 on cotton trade
      At a meeting of the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton on 30 July, the chair Deputy Director-General Alan Wm. Wolff reiterated the forum’s mandate to ensure transparency of development assistance programmes for cotton and to improve the effectiveness of cotton projects. The WTO Secretariat presented a report and video on the launch of World […]
    • WTO members stress role of IP system in fighting COVID-19
      At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 30 July 2020, WTO members highlighted the merit of the multilateral intellectual property (IP) system in incentivizing innovation in medical technologies and research and in enhancing the response of the global community to the COVID-19 pandemic. WTO members also discussed […]
    • WTO, World Bank launch joint publication on the role of trade in empowering women
      The WTO and the World Bank launched the joint publication “Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality” at a virtual event on 30 July. Gaining a better understanding of how women can benefit from trade is essential in ensuring that trade works for all and that its benefits are sustained in […]
    • WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovation
      On 29 July, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO presented a new edition of the Trilateral Study on Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation. Building on the first edition launched in 2013, the publication seeks to strengthen the understanding of the interplay between the […]
    • Panels established to review Indian tech tariffs, Japanese export restrictions, EU palm oil measures
      WTO members agreed on 29 July to the establishment of four new dispute panels to examine various trade complaints. At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), two panels were established at the request of Japan and Chinese Taipei to examine India’s tariffs on high tech goods. Panels were also established to review a […]