• New WTO report looks at the global intellectual property system and COVID-19

    New WTO report looks at the global intellectual property system and COVID-19

    The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note about how the global intellectual property (IP) system relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential contributions it could make to efforts to address it. The note provides an overview of IP-related [...]

  • Bon appétit!

    Bon appétit!

    Ensuring no one goes hungry on World Food Day. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), nearly 690 million people are hungry and the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially add a further 83 to 132 million people. What’s [...]

  • DG Azevêdo: “People recognize things are happening here. They expect concrete outcomes.”

    DG Azevêdo: “People recognize things are happening here. They expect concrete outcomes.”

    At a meeting of the full WTO membership on 14 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo observed that members had barely two months left to solve the Appellate Body impasse and meet a negotiating deadline on fisheries subsidies. Looking ahead, he said [...]

  • Keeping it simple

    Keeping it simple

    Celebrating a new standard in development on International Plain Language Day. What’s in a word? Defining our future and describing our past, words hold much power as they convey what we need to understand to function in society. But poorly [...]

  • DDG Yi praises WCO-WTO partnership in implementation of Customs Valuation Agreement

    DDG Yi praises WCO-WTO partnership in implementation of Customs Valuation Agreement

    Over the past 25 years fair, uniform and neutral customs valuation processes have been key to maintaining international trade flows and market access opportunities, Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun said on 12 October in remarks delivered to the 50th Session of [...]

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Global experts share views on blockchain in HCM City

Global experts share views on blockchain in HCM City

Two thousand people took part in the first ever Việt Nam Blockchain Week, a global conference on blockchain...

 

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A boost for Vietnamese tourism promotion

A boost for Vietnamese tourism promotion

The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has upgraded the tourism promotion website  vietnamtourism.comand special...