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Daunting challenges await WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

From reviving WTO’s dispute settlement process to policing China, the new director-general has her task cut out. A lot of her success would depend on how she deals with the growing mistrust among prominent members....

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WTO faces uncertainty amid Trump threats, successor search

The World Trade Organization is now leaderless. The task facing Roberto Azevedo’s successor is mammoth, from the need for reform to fighting protectionism. The process to succeed him is also quite labyrinthine. It’s a role...

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WTO Reforms

The predecessor of the World Trade Organization was the GATT, which did not really stand for the General Agreement to Talk and Talk, even though the negotiating rounds would last years. Facing rising trade tensions...

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WTO: Weary Trade Organization?

Does anyone take the WTO seriously anymore? The globalist agency, tasked with dealing with trade agreements and settling trade disputes, had been sidelined for years even before Trump revived protectionism. The World Trade Organization has...

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WTO rules against Boeing in US subsidies case

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that a tax break from Washington state to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy – a victory for Airbus and EU regulators. US aircraft...

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WTO lowers trade growth forecast

The World Trade Organization has drastically revised down its 2016 global trade forecast, warning that growth had hit its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. 2017 might not look much better. WTO officials on...

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WTO logjam- is it really about the poor and their food security?

Poor trade facilitation (in India and in its trading partner countries) directly and indirectly hurts India’s exports. Thus, the successful implementation of the WTO Agreement of Trade Facilitation would undoubtedly be good for India.  Yet,...

Japan joins EU in WTO complaint over Russia’s car levy

Japan has filed a trade complaint against new WTO member Russia over a fee the latter levies on car imports. Critics allege the tax is illegal, as the fee meant to cover recycling costs did...