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Following the move by the U.S. today to apply countermeasures against imports from the EU in consequence of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Airbus dispute, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström made the following statement:

AGENDA POINT 1: EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND CERTAIN MEMBER STATES – MEASURES AFFECTING TRADE IN LARGE CIVIL AIRCRAFT


A.     Recourse by the United States to Article 7.9 of the SCM Agreement and Article 22.7 of the DSU    (WT/DS316/42)

•    We take note of the decision of the arbitration panel in this dispute, and the level of possible countermeasures.

·    Thank you, Director-General, and the Chairs of the special sessions for their reports.

· The European Union remains extremely concerned. The WTO crisis is set to further deteriorate without a strong and swift reaction by its Members.

·    Discussions in the Public Forum again demonstrated that the WTO needs to adapt to a rapidly-changing global trading environment. The EU believes that we should do this through three strands of work.

                                                                                                                                   AS DELIVERED

 

REGULAR DSB MEETING – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

AGENDA POINT 1: SURVEILLANCE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE DSB


B. UNITED STATES – SECTION 110(5) OF THE US COPYRIGHT ACT: STATUS REPORT BY THE UNITED STATES (WT/DS160/24/ADD.174)

New figures released by the European Commission today show that the number of interceptions of fake goods being imported into the EU increased in 2018 due to a large amount of small parcels in express and postal traffic. Detention figures for seized consignments jumped from 57,433 in 2017 to 69,354 in 2018, though the total amount of articles detained decreased compared to previous years. Almost 27 million articles that infringed on intellectual property rights (IPR) were detained in 2018 with a street value of nearly €740 million.

On behalf of the European Union I would like to welcome the Delegation from Costa Rica, led by Mr. Duayner SALAS, Vice-Minister for External Trade, and thank the Discussant, H.E. Mr Mikael Anzén (Sweden), for his introductory words.

On behalf of the European Union, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the Delegation of Suriname, led by Mr. Stephen Tsang, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism. I would also like to thank the WTO Secretariat and the Government of Suriname for their comprehensive reports, which form the basis for our discussion today. Let me extend our appreciation to the Discussant H.E. Mr. Peter BRŇO (Slovak Republic) for the introduction to the main developments in Suriname’s economy and its trade with the rest of the world since the country’s last Trade Policy Review.

Today, the EU has requested the establishment of a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Turkey’s unlawful measures on the importation and sale of pharmaceuticals.

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