WTO cuts outlook for global trade growth to lowest in a decade

2019-10-01 12:33

The World Trade Organization cut its global trade growth forecast for this year to the weakest level in a decade, warning that further rounds of tariffs in an environment of heightened uncertainty could spark a “destructive cycle of recrimination.”

Seven key issues to determine success of US-China trade talks

2019-01-07 06:15

US and Chinese officials are set to begin trade negotiations on Monday in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.

China writes wish list for 'win-win' US trade ties

2017-05-25 10:13

China has drawn up a list of concessions it says can help deliver a 'win-win' trade relationship with the US.

US, NZ take row with Indonesia to WTO

2015-03-19 11:35

The United States and New Zealand have taken their farm trade disputes with Indonesia to the World Trade Organisation, according to US officials.

World trade picture a bit rosier - WTO

2014-04-14 14:01

The World Trade Organisation has slightly raised its 2014 forecast for growth in global goods trade to 4.7%, still gloomier than its predictions a year ago.

The Africa factor

2013-01-24 07:38

Geoffrey Chapman explains why the WTO needs an African leader.


Trade talks enter crunch time as China's Liu arrives in US

2019-04-03 12:39

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will resume negotiations with his US counterparts in Washington on Wednesday as both governments push for an agreement to end their protracted trade dispute.

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO if it doesn’t 'shape up'

2018-08-31 12:56

President Donald Trump says he would pull out of the World Trade Organisation if it doesn’t treat the US better, targeting a cornerstone of the international trading system.

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

2017-04-29 21:36

On Day 100 in office, Trump to visit Pennsylvania to talk tough on trade, mark milestone with rally

EU takes Russia to WTO over paper

2014-10-31 16:16

The European Union has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organisation to challenge Russia's treatment of European exports.

Hope for Doha Round

2013-09-05 07:10

Will the new WTO chief finally get Doha moving, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

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