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World Trade Organisation (WTO) News

China Sees EU Steel Duties As Unwarranted, Protectionist

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

China's Ministry of Commerce says it is strongly against the imposition by the European Union of substantial anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel product exports into the European Union. Read Full Story


US Launches WTO Action Against Canadian Wine Sales

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, January 23, 2017

The US has requested WTO dispute consultations with Canada regarding regulations in British Columbia that it says discriminate against the sale of US wine in grocery stores. Read Full Story


Irish Firms Respond To Hard Brexit Announcement

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Irish business association Ibec has warned that a UK departure from the European Single Market and customs union could seriously disrupt trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Read Full Story


Canada Ratifies WTO Agreement On Trade Facilitation

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Canada has ratified the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Trade Facilitation, which will modernize and simplify customs and border procedures. Read Full Story


China Starts WTO 'Market Economy' Dispute Against US, EU

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, December 16, 2016

China has successfully requested World Trade Organization dispute consultations with the United States and the European Union regarding their continued application of a non-market economy "analogue country" approach in anti-dumping duty (AD) proceedings against Chinese exports. Read Full Story


Trade Restrictive Measures 'Worryingly High,' Says WTO

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The World Trade Organization's latest trade monitoring report shows WTO members introduced 182 new trade-restrictive measures including trade tariffs and taxes in the 12-month period to mid-October 2016, the WTO announced on December 9. Read Full Story


EU Claims WTO Victory In Boeing Tax Break Case

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The EU has claimed victory in a WTO dispute with the US over tax treatment afforded by the state of Washington to Boeing. Read Full Story


ESRI: Brexit To Hit UK-Europe Trade

by Amanda Banks,, London

Monday, November 28, 2016

If the UK's trading relationship with the EU reverts to World Trade Organisation rules post-Brexit, the impact on trade with individual EU member states will depend on the volume and nature of the merchandise traded, Ireland's Economic and Social Research Institute has said. Read Full Story


China To Challenge Trump Tariffs At WTO

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 28, 2016

During a press conference on November 23, China's deputy international trade representative Zhang Xiangchen said that China would use World Tariff Organization rules to counter the tariffs threatened by US President-elect Donald Trump. Read Full Story


WTO Sets Up Panel On China's Raw Material Export Duties

by Scott Hamilton,, Washington

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The World Trade Organization has agreed to the United States's request for a panel to examine China's export duties and quotas on 11 raw materials. Read Full Story



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