Monday, January 7, 2013

WTO Developments

In news from the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week:

(1) A total of nine candidates were nominated to be the next Director General of the WTO before the deadline closed.

(2) The WTO announced that at the request of the parties to the dispute, “European Communities – Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Marketing of Seal Products” (DS400 and DS401), the panel has agreed to start its meeting with the parties scheduled for 18 to 20 February 2013 with a session open to public viewing at the WTO Headquarters in Geneva.

(3) Japan notified the WTO Secretariat on 20 December 2012 of a request for consultations with China concerning China’s measures imposing anti-dumping duties on high performance stainless steel seamless tubes from Japan.

More information on all these items may be found on the WTO website at


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