World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


WTO and PIFS forge improved ties | Ukraine: Tariffs

Now on the WTO website....
----- ENGLISH VERSION -----

WTO AND PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT FORGE IMPROVED TIES
Director-General Pascal Lamy and the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 28 November 2012, in Apia, Samoa. “Through this MoU, the two organizations will work together to provide trade-related technical assistance to the Forum Island Countries of the Pacific Islands Forum”, Director-General Pascal Lamy said.
News item: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news12_e/igo_28nov12_e.htm

UKRAINE URGED TO WITHDRAW REQUEST FOR RENEGOTIATION OF TARIFF COMMITMENTS
At the Council for Trade in Goods meeting on 26 November, 23 delegations issued a joint statement urging Ukraine to withdraw its request to renegotiate tariff commitments on a wide range of products. Several delegations expressed concern over trade actions by the Russian Federation and Brazil.
News item: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news12_e/good_26nov12_e.htm

----- VERSION FRANÇAISE -----

L’OMC ET LE SECRÉTARIAT DU FORUM DES ÎLES DU PACIFIQUE RENFORCENT LEURS LIENS
Aujourd’hui, 28 novembre 2012, le Directeur général, Pascal Lamy, et le Secrétaire général du Secrétariat du Forum des îles du Pacifique, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, ont signé, à Apia (Samoa), un Mémorandum d’accord d’une durée de cinq ans.“En vertu de ce Mémorandum d’accord, les deux organisations travailleront ensemble afin de fournir une assistance technique liée au commerce aux pays insulaires du Forum des îles du Pacifique”, a déclaré le Directeur général, Pascal Lamy.
Nouvelle: http://www.wto.org/french/news_f/news12_f/igo_28nov12_f.htm (temporairement en anglais)

L’UKRAINE PRIÉE DE RETIRER SA DEMANDE DE RENÉGOCIATION DES ENGAGEMENTS TARIFAIRES
À la réunion du Conseil du commerce des marchandises du 26 novembre, 23 délégations ont publié une déclaration conjointe priant l’Ukraine de retirer sa demande de renégociation des engagements tarifaires concernant une vaste gamme de produits. Plusieurs délégations se sont dites préoccupées par les mesures commerciales adoptées par la Fédération de Russie et par le Brésil.
Nouvelle: http://www.wto.org/french/news_f/news12_f/good_26nov12_f.htm (temporairement en anglais)

----- VERSIÓN ESPAÑOLA -----

LA OMC Y LA SECRETARÍA DEL FORO DE LAS ISLAS DEL PACÍFICO AFIANZAN SUS LAZOS
Hoy, 28 de noviembre de 2012, en Apia (Samoa), el Director General de la OMC, Pascal Lamy, y el Secretario General de la secretaría del Foro de las Islas del Pacífico, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, firmaron un memorándum de entendimiento de cinco años de duración. El Director General, Pascal Lamy, dijo lo siguiente: “En virtud de este memorándum de entendimiento las dos organizaciones trabajarán conjuntamente para prestar asistencia técnica relacionada con el comercio a los países del Foro de las Islas del Pacífico”.
Noticia: http://www.wto.org/spanish/news_s/news12_s/igo_28nov12_s.htm (de momento sólo en inglés)

INSTAN A UCRANIA A RETIRAR SU SOLICITUD DE RENEGOCIACIÓN DE COMPROMISOS ARANCELARIOS
En la reunión del Consejo del Comercio de Mercancías, celebrada el 26 de noviembre, 23 delegaciones presentaron una declaración conjunta en la que instaban a Ucrania a retirar su solicitud de renegociación de los compromisos arancelarios sobre una amplia gama de productos. Varias delegaciones expresaron preocupación por las medidas comerciales de la Federación de Rusia y del Brasil.
Noticia: http://www.wto.org/spanish/news_s/news12_s/good_26nov12_s.htm (de momento sólo en inglés)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Death Of Fidel Castro

New Zealand likes to think we played our part – via the 1981 Springbok tour – in bringing the apartheid regime in South Africa to an end… Jacob Zuma treated the death of Fidel Castro at the weekend as an occasion to pay a heartfelt tribute to the thousands of Cuban soldiers who travelled across the world to inflict the first significant military defeat on the forces of white supremacy. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Election Home Stretch

Once again at the business end of a US election, the result will hinge on the same old bits of geography as always: the Five Crucial Counties in Ohio, the Two Crucial Counties in Pennsylvania and the I-4 Interstate Corridor in Florida that runs from Tampa Bay through Orlando to Daytona Beach. More>>

ALSO:

Meanwhile:

Haiti: $5 Million To Kick-Start Aid In Wake Of Hurricane Matthew

UN emergency fund allocates $5 million to kick-start assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew More>>

ALSO:

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

Not Helen Clark: António Guterres Favourite For Next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres has emerged as the clear favourite to become the next United Nations Secretary-General following the sixth secret ballot held today by the UN Security Council, which is expected to take a formal decision tomorrow and forward Mr. Guterres’ name to the 193-Member General Assembly for final confirmation. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news