EU supports Uzbekistan's accession to WTO BAKU. KAZINFORM High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell held a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov on May 4, Trend reports citing the National News Agency of Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan responds to Kyrgyzstan’s claims to WTO NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM On 3 March, 2020, during the meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO), in accordance with the request of the Kyrgyz Republic to the WTO, the situation on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border was discussed. The delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan was represented by the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva Ms. Zhanar Aitzhanova and Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Marat Sultangaziyev, the press service of the Kazakh MFA informed.
Kazakhstan prepares to negotiate accession to Government Procurement Agreement GENEVA. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan informed the Committee on Government Procurement at its meeting held at the close of February of the progress it has made to initiate negotiations to join the WTO plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).
WTO opens NGO accreditation for Kazakhstan Ministerial Conference GENEVA. KAZINFORM The WTO has opened the accreditation process for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) wishing to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference, which will be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from 8 to 11 June 2020, the WTO’s official website reads.
Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration meets ambassadors of WTO member countries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM During the visit of Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov to Geneva, an Agreement was signed between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Trade Organization on holding the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference slated for June 8-11, 2020 in Nur -Sultan, the press service of the Kazakh MFA informed.
DG Azevêdo and Kazakh Trade Minister Sultanov sign 12th Ministerial Conference Agr’t GENEVA. KAZINFORM Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met on 29 October with Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, who was recently elected as Chair of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).
WTO General Council elects Kazakh Trade Minister as Chair for 12th Ministerial Conference GENEVA. KAZINFORM At a General Council meeting on 16 October, WTO members formally elected Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, as Chair of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).
Belarus eager to finish accession to WTO in June 2020 MINSK. KAZINFORM - Belarus intends to finish the process of joining the World Trade Organization in June 2020, BelTA learned from Belarusian Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi on the sidelines of the 10th German Economy Day in Belarus on 26 September.
WTO: Liberalization of access to tourism services market discussed under Kazakh chairmanship GENEVA. KAZINFORM At the headquarter of World Trade Organization (WTO), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the WTO Zhanar Aitzhanova chaired the 4th session of the Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services. The meeting discussed the proposal from Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and Panama, according to the Kazakh Foreign Office.
WTO cuts forecast for 2019 trade growth NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The uncertainties facing businesses around the world as a result of a trade dispute between the US and China will lead to a sharper-than-expected slowdown in the flow of exports and imports in 2019, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday, according to a report from the Dow Jones newswires made available to EFE.
Kazakhstan co-sponsored Joint Statement of WTO Member calling to start negotiations on e-commerce ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Last week, 2019 in Davos, 62 Sates discussed the possibility of agreeing on new rules governing electronic commerce and the prospects of extracting benefits from this sphere in the interests of all Member-States, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh MFA's press service.
Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union presented in WTO ASTANA. KAZINFORM A presentation of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union was held within the meeting of the WTO Committee on Regional Trade Agreements last week. The presentation was organized in order to confirm the document's compliance with the rules and regulations of the WTO.
Kazakhstan to hold WTO's ministerial conference ASTANA. KAZINFORM "Kazakhstan will play a host to the 12th WTO's ministerial conference to be held in June 2020," Kazakhstan's Permanent Representative to WTO Zhanar Aitzhanova told journalists on the margins of the high-level forum underway in Astana.
WTO downgrades global trade outlook as risks accumulate GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday revised downward its forecast for global merchandise trade growth both in 2018 and 2019, citing escalating trade tensions and tighter credit market conditions in important markets.
Astana to host 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June 2020 ASTANA. KAZINFORM - At the General Council Meeting, the Member States of the World Trade Organization unanimously voted in favor of Astana to host the 12th Ministerial Conference (the top decision-making body of the WTO) in June 2020, Kazinform reports.