Trump threatens to pull US from WTO 'if we have to'

2019-08-13 22:14

President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved.

US files WTO trade complaint against Canada over wine exports

2018-05-27 12:00

The United States has filed a trade complaint against Canada over unfair regulations Washington says impede the sale of American wine in one of the northern neighbour's provinces.

Trump: US will buy and hire American

2016-12-29 18:43

President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that his administration will buy American and hire American.

US takes on China over illegal import restrictions

2016-12-16 11:01

The US government is taking aim against illegal Chinese restrictions on imports of American grain, as well as price supports China provides for domestic farmers.

Trump's win a victory against globalisation - experts

2016-11-10 06:32

After Britain's shock vote to quit the EU, Donald Trump's victory is a new powerful sign of a popular backlash against the drive for globalisation and more free trade.

India disputes US renewables support at WTO

2016-09-13 15:02

India has launched a complaint before the World Trade Organization against the United States over alleged subsidies provided to renewable energy projects.

SA considering emergency steel tariffs

2016-04-04 19:03

South Africa is considering imposing emergency tariffs on some iron and steel imports, according to a filing to the World Trade Organisation.

WTO: Cutting red tape to boost trade by $3.6trn

2015-10-26 19:47

The benefits of a treaty that will cut red tape at borders and standardise customs procedures are much larger than previously thought, the World Trade Organisation says.

World Trade body rejects country of origin labels

2015-05-19 10:00

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against US labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

No signs Russia might leave WTO

2015-03-24 21:30

Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organisation chief Roberto Azevedo says, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis.


EU said to see trade apocalypse nearing as it seeks WTO revamp

2018-06-25 06:02

The global trade war is about to get worse, according to an internal memo circulated among European Union governments.

World trade to grow by 2.4% in 2017, says WTO

2017-04-13 16:56

The World Trade Organisation expects global trade to expand by 2.4% in 2017, but only if the global economy recovers as expected and governments pursue the right policy mix.

What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator

2016-12-29 17:31

President-elect Donald Trump may have a problem putting any bite in his vow to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in office

Boeing received illegal tax break - WTO

2016-11-28 19:41

Boeing has received an illegal tax break as part of $8.7bn in aid to assemble the 777X and manufacture the jetliner’s carbon-fibre wing, finds the WTO.

WTO downgrades Africa amid dramatic slowing of trade growth

2016-09-27 12:59

Africa has received one of the biggest downgrades of -2.8% in the World Trade Organisation's latest estimates of world merchandise trade volume.

Trade-restrictive measures on the increase - WTO

2016-07-27 19:23

The World Trade Organisation has urged member countries to resist protectionism and get trade moving again.

Start afresh, say some members as Doha round falters

2015-11-27 07:41

With no prospect of a deal at the World Trade Organisation's Doha round of talks next month, some member states are suggesting negotiations should "start from scratch".

EU strengthens seal hunt ban

2015-09-09 07:49

European lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to strengthen an EU ban on seal products, narrowing exceptions made for Canada's indigenous Inuits.

WTO against US dolphin-safe tuna

2015-04-14 21:01

The World trade body has ruled against US and for Mexico in a long-running dispute on "dolphin-safe" tuna.

Gates, Bloomberg fund fight against Big Tobacco

2015-03-18 20:00

Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4m fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

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