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FAO Fish Index Workshop ISCHIA 3 – 4 September 2013. What’s New in the WTO? C. Schroder@bluewin.ch. What’s New in the WTO?. WTO Director General WTO Ministerial WTO Annual Trade Report WTO Fisheries Panel WTO Tuna/ Dolphin Panel & Appellate Body Reports. Director General.

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fao fish index workshop ischia 3 4 september 2013

FAO Fish Index Workshop ISCHIA 3 – 4 September 2013

What’s New in the WTO?

C. Schroder@bluewin.ch

what s new in the wto
What’s New in the WTO?
  • WTO Director General
  • WTO Ministerial
  • WTO Annual Trade Report
  • WTO Fisheries Panel
  • WTO Tuna/ Dolphin Panel & Appellate Body Reports
director general
Director General

Roberto Azevêdo from Brazil

ministerial
MINISTERIAL
  • The next WTO Ministerial meeting will be held in Bali 3 to 6 December 2013
  • Issues that may be raised:
    • Trade Facilitation
    • Agriculture Issues
    • Development Issues
annual trade report
Annual Trade Report
  • World trade growth down to +2.0 per cent in 2012 from +5.2 per cent in 2011,
  • Estimates for 2013: +3.3 per cent:
  • Estimates for 2014: +5 per cent
  • Generally, developing countries were doing better than developed
united states anti dumping measures on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from viet nam ds429
United States — Anti-DumpingMeasures on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Viet Nam (DS429)
  • Consultations: February 2012
  • Request for a Panel: January 2013
  • Panel set up February 2013
  • Panel composed: July 2013
  • Vietnam‘s main claim: US anti-dumping measures againsts warm-water shrimp; Also a claim of violation of MFN-principle
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United States — Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products , DS381
  • Consultations in 2008
  • Panel established in April 2009
  • Panel Report circulated September 2011
  • Panel Report appealed January 2012
  • Panel and AB Reports adopted in June 2013
  • Main claim by Mexico: US measures were discriminatory and unnecessary
fisheries disputes in gatt and wto
Fisheries Disputes in GATT and WTO
  • GATT: seven disputes went to panels: The first one (1952) concerned Sardines. Three concerned tuna & products, Two cases concerned salmon from Norway. Another case concerned exports of unprocessed herring and salmon.
  • WTO, 23 disputes have gone to Panels. Some cases have involved more than one complainant such as Scallops, Seal, and one of the Shrimp cases. Shrimp has attracted most procedures (8 cases) followed by Salmon (6 cases)
  • Main Targets: United States (14 cases of which nine in WTO)
  • European Communities: (7 WTO cases)