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EU imposes tariffs on $4bn of US goods

As punishment for US subsidies for Boeing, the European Union decided to move forward with its plan of hitting $4bn (£3bn) of American goods with tariffs.

US tariffs on China violate trade rules, says WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) analyzed the trade war between the US and China, concluding that the US has not adequately explained how the measures chosen are necessary to ”protect public morals.”

COVID-19 heavily impacts trade, WTO reports

A new report published by the WTO Secretariat looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected trade in services, from tourism and transport to retail and health services. It underscores that the crisis has led to greater reliance on online services in a number of sectors as consumers develop new habits to cope with social distancing measures imposed to combat the pandemic.

WTO: World trade could fall by up to 32%

The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a report stating that global trade is expected to decrease by up to 32% this year due to the disruption of economic activity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

WTO, FAO, WHO urge food trade to keep flowing

The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) called governments to minimize the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food. 

WTO: Merchandise trade numbers weak in 2020

The World Trade Organization published its goods trade analysis for December 2019, and the results indicate that “trade volume growth may continue to weaken into early 2020,” even without taking the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic into account. 

Japan complains to WTO over South Korean shipbuilding measures

Japan has filed a petition against South Korea with the World Trade Organization, in which it accuses Seoul of providing excessive aid to the domestic shipbuilding industry. Last week, Japan called South Korea to talk regarding the matter based on WTO rules. However, if the negotiation fail, Japan will seek to establish a dispute settlement panel.

EU calls ECSA to resolve WTO crisis

Following the recent crisis that the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body experienced, the European Parliament called ECSA to join the efforts in resolving this crisis, in favour of the shipping trade.

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