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WTO / WORLD TRADE REPORT

The sluggish pace of trade growth in 2013 was due to a combination of flat import demand in developed economies ( 0.2%) and moderate import growth in developing economies (4.4%) , announced WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo while presenting trade figures for 2013 and prospects for coming years. WTO

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ECOSOC / INAUGURATION

While inaugurating the renovated ECOSOC Chamber today at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged that the first meeting held in the Chamber was with the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, and the Bretton Woods Institutions. UNTV  

22 Apr 2013 | Read More »

BENIN / SHRIMP INDUSTRY

After struggling with problems due to sub-standard sanitary conditions in the shrimp industry, Benin suffered a ban from Europe that lasted for less than two years, causing processing factories to close and workers to lose their jobs. But now the industry has been cleaned up and they’re back in business. WTO

25 Jul 2009 | Read More »

BELIZE / PEST FREE EXPORTS

Around the world, millions of farmers have to battle the Medfly and its cousins. If there’s any hint that fruit flies have infested a crop, trade stops. Belize is the only country in Central America to be officially declared free of Medfly and now farmers can export their crops to major markets like the United [...]

18 Jul 2009 | Read More »

GENEVA / ECONOMIC CRISIS WRAP

Addressing the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says higher food prices in 2008 had reversed the nearly two-decade trend in reducing hunger and momentum to reduce overall poverty in the developing world. UNTV / WTO

6 Jul 2009 | Read More »

 

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