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2011-05-18 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission welcomes the WTO Appellate Body report on the Airbus case published today. The Appellate Body has overturned several key findings made by the Panel. Most importantly, the Appellate Body found that support provided by Germany, Spain and the UK for the launch of Airbus' A380 aircraft is not a prohibited export subsidy under WTO Law. It also rejected the U.S. appeal that other instances of Repayable Launch Investment...

2009-09-14 23:04:13

China, retaliating against U.S. tariffs on its tires, took its case to the World Trade Organization in preparation for a final ruling by the panel. Even as it countered with its own anti-dumping and anti-subsidies investigation into U.S. automotive and chicken imports, China filed a complaint Monday to the WTO in Geneva, saying the U.S. tariffs of up to 35 percent on China-made tires announced last week ran counter to relevant WTO rules and is a wrong practice abusing trade remedies, an...

2008-09-03 12:00:24

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "S Korea Mulls Retaliatory Steps Against Japan's Chip Duties"] SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) - South Korea said Wednesday that it plans to ask the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) to look into Japan's punitive tariffs on computer memory chips made by Hynix Semiconductor Inc., saying it could take retaliatory measures if necessary. Japan last week said it would reduce its punitive duties imposed on Hynix...

2006-09-01 11:49:19

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday delayed a World Trade Organization (WTO) probe into whether it has dismantled cotton subsidies ruled illegal by the Geneva-based trade referee. Brazil accuses Washington of failing to abide by a landmark 2004 verdict in which the WTO decreed part of the multi-billion dollar cotton program violated trade rules and demanded sweeping reform. But WTO rules allow members to block an initial request for a probe,...

2006-08-15 12:19:53

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organisation's Appellate Body, reversing an earlier panel report, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. method for calculating anti-dumping duties on softwood lumber imports violated global free trade rules. A WTO dispute panel on April 3 rejected a challenge brought by Canada against a U.S. method known as "zeroing" for calculating anti-dumping duties on billions of dollars worth of softwood lumber imports. But in a 60-page ruling issued on Tuesday, the...

2006-03-17 11:54:57

GENEVA (Reuters) - Antigua on Friday blasted the United States over what the tiny Caribbean island state said were moves to ensure it could not build up its fragile economy through revenues from Internet gambling services. Criticising proposed U.S. laws to outlaw the $12 billion online gambling industry, Antiguan ambassador to the World Trade Organization John Ashe suggested Washington felt it could act with impunity because his country did not have the economic weight to retaliate....

2006-02-17 13:31:22

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union, Canada, Japan and others accused the United States on Friday of failing to end illegal payments to U.S. companies, known as the Byrd amendment, indicating that their retaliatory tariffs would remain in force. The United States told the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) that the amendment, which the Geneva-based WTO has repeatedly condemned, was repealed by Congress last month. But 12 WTO states, among them Brazil,...

2005-08-17 14:28:06

GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) experts ruled against the United States on Wednesday in a long-running row with the European Union over special U.S. duties on carbon steel products from Britain and Spain. The three-man team also recommended that the 148-nation WTO's Dispute Settlement Body call on Washington to come into line over the issue. The experts, sitting as a compliance panel, found that U.S. amendments to the way Washington applied the duties to British...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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