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  • U.S. lodges new appeal at WTO in meat labelling dispute

    The United States lodged an appeal on Friday to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling it said had failed to bring its meat labelling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules...
  • WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

    The World Trade Organization adopted the first worldwide trade reform in its history on Thursday, after years of stalemate, months of deadlock and a final day's delay following an eleventh-hour objection. The agreement means the WTO will introduce new...
  • WTO postpones trade deal by a day after last-minute objection

    The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19-year history on Wednesday, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, diplomats said. "It's not a big drama," WTO chief spokesman Keith...
  • India, U.S. hold first trade dialogue in four years

    The United States and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialogue that had fallen into neglect. While the two sides reported no...
  • Kazakhstan on brink of WTO membership deal, Afghanistan in line

    The 160-member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report on Tuesday. Seychelles is set to take the 161st spot,...
  • Germany's Merkel says making progress on Bali trade talks

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said there had been a breakthrough in the Bali trade negotiations that might allow a deal to be finalised at the World Trade Organization. Speaking at a media conference at the...
  • China-U.S. status: It's complicated

    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China....
  • Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill

    Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill
    This week's pledges by U.S. and Chinese leaders to cut carbon emissions overshadowed a meeting of the minds on trade that could pay dividends more quickly. They include an agreement on tariffs for high-tech goods that could boost the economies of many...
  • WTO sees global trade pact within two weeks

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization said on Friday there was a "high probability" that a major deal on streamlining global customs rules will be implemented within two weeks after India and the United States overcame a key impasse....
  • U.S., China sign symbolic emissions plan, play down rivalry

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and China announced a largely symbolic plan on Wednesday to implement new limits on carbon emissions, the highlight of a summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping at which both leaders played down suggestions of...
  • U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products

    U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products
    U.S. and China negotiators agreed to eliminate tariffs on technology products such as calculators, semiconductors, medical equipment and cash registers in a wide-ranging deal that backers say could generate up to $1 trillion in additional trade yearly....