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WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade

The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts...

WTO issues report on treatment of medical products in regional trade...

The World Trade Organization Secretariat has published a new report on the treatment of medical products in regional trade agreements (RTAs) amid...

Trade to plunge in every region, sector due to COVID-19—WTO

World trade is expected to fall from 13% to 32% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly all regions to...

WTO report: tariffs on face masks, soaps among highest for COVID-19...

Imports and exports of medical products totalled about US$2 trillion in 2019, which represented about 5% of total world merchandise trade last...

Governments urged to maintain supply chains to avert global food shortage

Minimize disruptions to food supply chains caused by border restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent food shortage and hunger, the...

WTO services trade index falls further as COVID-19 hurts world economy

World services trade growth continued to weaken toward the end of 2019 and into the first quarter of 2020, with passenger air...

Latest trade restrictions at record high levels—WTO report

World Trade Organization (WTO) members implemented 102 new trade-restrictive measures between mid-October 2018 and mid-October 2019, with the trade covered by the...

WTO moratorium on e-commerce duties extended

World Trade Organization (WTO) members have agreed to extend the existing moratorium related to customs duties on electronic transmissions, a decision welcomed...

New rules of origin database to help SMEs better utilize FTA...

A free searchable database on rules of origin requirements and duty savings under free trade agreements (FTAs) is now available to firms, according to the World Trade...

ICC issues recommendations on WTO reform

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has called for reforms in the global trading system and released a “groundbreaking set of recommendations to guide...