Switzerland and Mexico intensify cooperation in the field of VET

In the context of a virtual event organised by the Swiss-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Swiss Embassy in Mexico, on November 25, 2021. Swiss State Secretary Martina Hirayama and Mexican Minister of Education Delfina Gómez Àlvarez signed a letter of intent on cooperation in vocational education and training. The aim is to … More Switzerland and Mexico intensify cooperation in the field of VET

Turkmenistan formally applies for WTO membership

Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received on November 24, 2021, Turkmenistan’s official application to join the WTO under Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation. It has requested that the application be placed before the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference, taking place from 30 November to 3 December, for consideration and for a … More Turkmenistan formally applies for WTO membership

Dual use controls: Brussels’ Export Control Forum: Registration open (Dec. 8, 2021)

The European Commission and the Slovenian Presidency of the Council are inviting representatives from EU Member States and the European Parliament, industry, academia and civil society to participate in the 2021 Export Control Forum. The 2021 Export Control Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the recent export control developments in the EU and globally, … More Dual use controls: Brussels’ Export Control Forum: Registration open (Dec. 8, 2021)

WTO: Draft agreement on fisheries subsidies submitted for ministers’ attention ahead of MC12

The chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, on 24 November submitted a draft agreement to ministers ahead of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The draft is based on the collective efforts of WTO members who have intensively worked on the previous version of the text. The related video can … More WTO: Draft agreement on fisheries subsidies submitted for ministers’ attention ahead of MC12

Georgia: Sixth EU-Georgia Joint Forum with Civil Society (Dec. 3, 2021)

Representatives from trade unions, business organisations, environmental groups and other civil society organisations are invited to the online public session of the joint forum under the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Georgia. Participants will have the chance to exchange views with one another, and with officials from the European Commission and from the … More Georgia: Sixth EU-Georgia Joint Forum with Civil Society (Dec. 3, 2021)