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  • U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute

    U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute
    GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading...
  • Peru's ex-prosecutor to head anti-corruption group

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer José Ugaz as its new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots...
  • Canada takes China to WTO over duties on pulp used in textiles

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday to challenge Chinese anti-dumping duties on dissolving pulp, a cellulosic material used to produce rayon. Canada says China broke WTO rules when it imposed...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister

    ROME (Reuters) - India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what...
  • No WTO judgment in tobacco packaging dispute until at least 2016

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization will not rule on a legal challenge to Australia's landmark tobacco packaging laws until at least the first half of 2016, the panel of judges said on Tuesday, a delay that could slow anti-tobacco laws...
  • European firms in Russia say they fear being 'sacrificed' in Ukraine standoff

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being "sacrificed" in the standoff over Ukraine. In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei...
  • India loses WTO dispute over bird flu curbs on U.S. poultry

    GENEVA (Reuters) - India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking U.S. poultry imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday. India had claimed its import restrictions were justified by international...
  • Trade engine shifts down just as global growth needs a boost

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Policymakers scrambling to keep the world economy from settling into the "new mediocre" of sluggish growth can no longer rely on global trade to do the heavy lifting. International trade helped the global economy tide over rough...
  • Developing countries blast rich-world farm subsidies at Rome talks

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy countries are still subsidising their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world's poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture...
  • Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued...
  • Exclusive: U.S. to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute - officials

    BRASILIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties...