WTO members need to agree on an international deal to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies and help protect oceans and bounce them back, says Sir David Attenborough in a new video.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 has formally requested WTO dispute consultations with South Korea regarding alleged subsidies provided by the S. Korean government to its shipbuilding industry. Japan’s request was circulated to WTO members on 10 February.
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.
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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