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Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Russian Restrictions

Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Russian Import, Transit Restrictions

Ukraine has requested WTO consultations with Russia regarding Russian measures affecting trade in certain products such as juice, alcoholic beverages, confectionery and wallpaper from Ukraine. The request was circulated to WTO members on 19 October.
> News item: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/ds532rfc_16oct17_e.htm

AFGHANISTAN, BRAZIL WELCOMED AS OBSERVERS TO THE WTO GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT AGREEMENT

The WTO Committee on Government Procurement agreed on 18 October to grant observer status to Afghanistan and Brazil. Members welcomed Afghanistan’s commitment to seek eventual accession to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Some also expressed hopes that Brazil might, in the future, consider acceding to the Agreement.
> News item: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/gpro_20oct17_e.htm

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