Permanent Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organisation
28/11/2013 - EU Statement at the Trade Policy Review of FYROM [85 KB]
19/11/2013 - EU Statement at the Trade Policy Review of the Kyrgyz Republic [85 KB]
13/08/2013 - WTO Public Forum "Expanding Trade through Innovation and the Digital Economy”, 1-3 October 2013
From 1-3 October 2013, the WTO organises its annual Public Forum, which gathers a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss the state of the world trading system and the ways to enhance its further. This year’s Public Forum looks at the future of trade in an era of innovation and digitalization. A number of discussions sessions will be organised and EU participants, including EU Ambassador Pangratis, will be taking part in some of these sessions. More information can be found here.
Geneva, 8 July 2013 - EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today launched in Geneva a joint initiative for improving conditions for workers in Bangladeshi garment factories. The move is a response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka in April which resulted in over 1,100 deaths. The Sustainability Compact seeks to improve labour, health and safety conditions for workers, as well as to encourage responsible behaviour by businesses in the ready-made garment industry in the South Asian country.
The World Trade Organisation is organising from 8-10 July its fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade. The aim of this year's forum on trade and development issues is to examine how to use development assistance to connect developing country and least-developed country (LDC) firms to value chains. At a side-event which the EU is organising, examples of EU assistance programmes will be discussed for their contribution to reducing trade costs and fostering better integration into regional and global markets. More details on the Global Review are available on the WTO website.
- 06/12/13 - EU pledges new financial support to help developing countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
- 06/12/13 - "We have saved the WTO" - Speech by EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht
- 04/12/13 - European Commission welcomes Yemen’s accession to the World Trade Organisation
- 02/12/13 - EU imposes definitive measures on Chinese solar panels, confirms undertaking with Chinese solar panel exporters
- 29/11/13 - EU trade deal with Guatemala becomes operational