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Restoring WTO dispute system urged

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau called on World Trade Organization (WTO) members to support the restoration of a fully functioning dispute settlement system during the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, yesterday.   At a meeting on dispute settlement reform, Mr Yau said the dispute settlement system has functioned as a cornerstone of global trade, creating stability and predictability. He added that to have a well-functioning system restored this year, as was mandated at MC12, would serve the interests of all WTO members and of the global business community.   He stressed that Hong Kong, China has been involved in every stage of the reform process in relation to dispute settlement and will continue its active participation.   Speaking at another meeting, on development, Mr Yau said that the Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement is a very much a pro-development agreement.   He highligh

2 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving a man and a woman who arrived from the US and Indonesia.   A total of 69 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   The centre also reminded specified people linked to Valiant Park in Mid-Levels, Block 6, Peak One in Tai Wai, and 74 Tai Tei Tong, Mui Wo on Lantau Island to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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