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Stories that are tagged 'World Trade Organisation (WTO)'

Australian Productivity Commission Warns Against Protectionism

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 20, 2017

An upsurge in global protectionism could result in the loss of 100,000 Australian jobs and see the average Australian household worse off by nearly AUD1,500 (USD1,188) a year, according to a new report by the Productivity Commission. Read Full Story


EU, Brazil Announce Proposals On Farm Subsidies

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The EU and Brazil have put a joint proposal to the WTO that would limit trade-distorting farm subsidies in proportion to the size of each WTO member's agricultural sector. Read Full Story


CEOs Seek Brexit-Proof Plan For Ireland

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Most Irish CEOs think that Brexit will bring more challenges than opportunities and that the Government should do more to develop a strategy for promoting Ireland as an investment destination, according to a survey by PwC. Read Full Story


EU Hails Victory In WTO Russia Tariff Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, June 26, 2017

The EU has said that, as a result of dispute proceedings it launched in 2014, Russia has lowered tariffs on certain paper, refrigerators, and palm oil products. Read Full Story


WTO Rules On Latest EU-US Boeing Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Both the EU and the US have claimed victory in response to the latest WTO ruling in a long-running dispute over alleged US subsidies to Boeing. Read Full Story


Irish Firms Lack Expertise To Manage 'New UK Border'

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chartered Accountants Ireland has said that businesses in both the Republic and Northern Ireland are concerned about the implications of any reintroduction of tariffs post-Brexit. Read Full Story


WTO Reviews Trade Policies In Switzerland, Liechtenstein

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The WTO has published its fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, in which it noted that the trade regimes in both countries remain generally open. Read Full Story


Canadian Businesses Concerned Over NAFTA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The head of the Business Council of Canada has written to the Prime Minister to express concern over the future of Canada's trading partnership with the US and Mexico. Read Full Story


Mexican Tax Reforms Have Significantly Boosted Revenues: WTO

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mexico increased tax collections from 9.7 percent of GDP in 2013 to 13.1 percent of GDP in 2015 after introducing a series a tax reforms, the World Trade Organisation has said. Read Full Story


UK Gov't Must Anticipate Possible EU Free Trade Deal Void

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The UK Government needs to be prepared for the "worst case" result of Brexit negotiations: leaving the European Union without having reached a trade deal, members of parliament have said. Read Full Story




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