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WTO Seeks To Support LDCs To Join The WTO

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The World Trade Organization has launched a new Accession Negotiators Network, which is intended to help country negotiators collaborate on their respective accession work, noting that 21 countries – many of which are least developing countries (LDCs) – are aiming to satisfy the conditions to join the global trade organization. Read Full Story


Maldives Signs First Bilateral Free Trade Deal, With China

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

China and the Maldives signed a free trade agreement on December 7, having concluded negotiations towards the deal in September. Read Full Story


New Tool Launched To Inform SMEs Of Countries' Trade, Tax Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On December 11, 2017, the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre, and the UN Conference on Trade and Development launched a new tool to help businesses and in particular smaller firms to navigate countries' cross-border trade rules and taxes on trade. Read Full Story


Pakistan, Iran Expect To Upgrade FTA Early Next Year

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pakistan's Commerce Ministry says that talks with Iran towards an uprade to their free trade agreement are at an advanced stage, with a deal possible by the first quarter of next year. Read Full Story


WTO Rules Against Indonesia In US Coated Paper Tax Dispute

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 8, 2017

On December 6, 2017, a World Trade Organization panel ruled in favor of US authorities in a dispute concerning trade dispute duties levied by the United States on Indonesian exporters of coated paper, having earlier twiced deferred forming a panel. Read Full Story


Russia To Overhaul Taxation Of Oil And Gas Regime

by Tatyana Smolenskaya,, Moscow

Friday, December 8, 2017

Russia's Energy Ministry has announced that changes to the tax treatment of the oil industry will take place, but potentially not until 2019. Read Full Story


All African States To Sign A Continental FTA In March

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The United States Economic Commission for Africa says African countries are gearing up to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, with a key deadline this month being hit with an agreement among ministers. Read Full Story


Canada, China Free Trade Talks Stall

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Efforts to get free trade talks underway between Canada and China have stalled, after the two countries failed to reach an agreement. Read Full Story


Free Trade Winning Out Over Trade Protectionism: WTO

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WTO members introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2016 to mid-October 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the WTO's annual overview report on trade-related developments presented on December 4. Read Full Story


EU, Mexico Conclude Latest Round Of FTA Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The EU and Mexico have concluded a sixth round of negotiations toward a new free trade agreement. Read Full Story



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