E-commerce talks progress, aim at issuing a revised negotiating text by end-2022

Co-conveners of the e-commerce discussions — Japan, Australia and Singapore — held a series of meetings from 25 to 28 October to advance the negotiations, building on previous efforts to reach convergence, with the target of issuing a revised consolidated text by the end of 2022.

WTO issues information note on technical barriers to trade discussions relating to COVID-19

The WTO Secretariat issued a new information note on 31 October providing an overview of discussions within the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) relating to COVID-19.

France gives EUR 50,000 to boost safe food exports from developing countries

France is contributing EUR 50,000 (approximately CHF 49,000) for 2022 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) to help developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) meet international food safety, animal and plant health standards for trade and improve their access to global and regional markets. The contribution adds to the EUR 400,000 already committed to the STDF by France’s Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty.

FOOD-6826 – USA (Maryville, Tennessee) – Carbonated Beverages and Food for Schools Service – Deadline November 17,2022

Posted Date : October 29,2022
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : FOOD-6826
Government Authority located in Maryville, Tennessee; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for carbonated beverages and food for school’s service.
[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide carbonated beverages and food for schools service including coca-cola zero, diet coke, diet dr.peppe, fanta orange zero, mello yellow zero, pibb zero, cherry coke zero, sprite zero, power aide – blue, smart water, coke classic, dasami water, vitamin water to the government authority located in Maryville, TN.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than November 8, 2022.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA Organization Only)
[D] Work Performance:
Performance of the work will be Offsite. Vendor needs to carry work in their office location.
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 17,2022
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$

SURG-4007 – USA (Rangely, Colorado) – Nursing and EMS Equipment and Supplies – Deadline November 28,2022

Posted Date : October 29,2022
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : SURG-4007
Government Authority located in Rangely, Colorado; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for nursing and EMS equipment and supplies.
[A] Budget: Looking for proposal
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide nursing and EMS equipment and supplies to the government authority located in Rangely, CO.
(2) All question must be submitted no later than November 9, 2022.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA organization Only)
[D] Work Performance:
NA
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 28,2022
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$

SURG-4006 – USA (West Virginia) – Panel Drug Test Kits Services – Deadline November 16,2022

Posted Date : October 28,2022
Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID : SURG-4006
Government Authority located in West Virginia; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for panel drug test kits services.
[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals
[B] Scope of Service:
(1) Vendor needs to provide 2500 panel drug test kits services to the government authority located in West Virginia.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than November 2, 2022.

[C] Eligibility:
Onshore (USA Organization Only)
[D] Work Performance:
Performance of the work will be Offsite. Vendor needs to carry work in their office location.
Budget :
Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 16,2022
Cost to Download This RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Document : 5 US$

Members still falling behind on subsidy notifications, committee hears

Concerns with delays in the submission of required subsidy notifications by WTO members and incomplete information in the notifications submitted continued to be expressed at the Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, which held its latest meeting on 25 October.

Anti-Dumping Committee reviews members’ notifications of dumping actions and regulations

The WTO’s Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices met on 26 October 2022 to review members’ latest notifications of new, amended or previously reviewed anti-dumping laws and regulations as well as reports on anti-dumping actions.

Biden-Harris Administration signs $50 Million Agreement with National Wild Turkey Federation for Innovative, Long-Term National Master Stewardship Agreement

WASHINGTON Oct. 28, 2022 – Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) have signed a landmark 20-year national master stewardship agreement.

DDG Ellard calls for more strategic multilateralism to address problems of global commons

Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated on 27 October in a session on Globalization and Strategic Autonomy as part of the “State of Europe” annual festival of politics and ideas hosted by the Brussels-based group Friends of Europe. Together with other high-level speakers, she discussed the role of the WTO and multilateralism in the changing geopolitical landscape.