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Trade minister heads to Geneva for WTO review of Egypt’s trade policy

Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil is heading to Geneva, Switzerland with an Egyptian delegation to participate in meetings to review the trade policy of Egypt, which is held periodically for all member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The meetings are scheduled to be held between 20 and 22 February 2018 at …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Subsidies, dumping, tariffs, import restrictions on negotiation table between government, WTO

Magdy Makki, director-general of decision support at the Egyptian Customs Authority, said that the procedures of trade facilitation are being discussed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) delegation, as well as Egypt’s offer to facilitate the movement of bilateral trade. He added that during the meeting, facilitation was discussed in relation to the interest and …

Ahmed Farahat

Beijing’s long-awaited status update

Until now, China has forgone being titled a market economy, a matter far beyond semantics. It believes the time to change this has come. But it still has to convince the EU of the same – either through talks or threats.

Deutsche Welle

New rules of engagement: understanding TPP and TTIP

Since its founding in 1948, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its precursor have remained quite tightly targeted on trade and investment. With its particular focus on tariff reductions and trade negotiations, it has served as the pre-eminent glorious knight battling on behalf of consumers. However, all that changed in the past two decades. Success …

Valbona Zeneli

Does the WTO still contribute to World Trade?

In 1948, after years of negotiations, more than 50 nations signed the Havana Charter to create the International Trade Organization (ITO). But in the 1950s, President Truman decided not to resubmit the ITO charter to Congress for ratification due to perceived threats to national sovereignty and the danger of too much ITO intervention in markets. …

Michael Czinkota

WTO agrees agri-subsidies deal

The World Trade Organization talks have produced a deal to slowly phase out government subsidies for agricultural exports. But there’s no agreement on continuing the “Doha round” of multilateral trade negotiations.

Deutsche Welle

I see a renaissance in the Arab world, not just a spring: Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Talal Abu Ghazaleh is the chairman and founder of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation (TAG) and is known for promoting the concept of intellectual property rights in the Arab world. A Palestinian refugee, whose life is governed by “the principle of the blessing of suffering, for suffering can become the greatest blessing”, Abu Ghazaleh was granted a scholarship to study at the American University in Beirut (AUB), and he was the first student to get a scholarship from United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Mohamed Salah