Latest World Trade Organization Stories

2009-09-12 07:24:03

A move by the United States to slap an import tariff on Chinese tires is trade protectionism that violates World Trade Organization rules, China said Saturday. Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian, reacting to a decision Friday by U.S.

2009-09-12 06:52:06

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced a 35 percent import tariff on Chinese car and light-truck tires that U.S. workers contend are disrupting the market. In a proclamation Friday night, Obama said he was acting after the U.S.

2009-09-05 12:15:38

The United States views a preliminary ruling that the European Union gave illegal subsidies to Airbus as a clear win for U.S. manufacturer Boeing, sources said. Unnamed sources who had been briefed by U.S.

2009-09-01 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to President Obama, David A. Hartquist, Executive Director of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL), encouraged the President to support a petition brought by the United Steelworkers union.

2009-08-14 13:45:12

The international business community is forcing China to face new realities that come with its growing position on the global economic stage, experts said. This week, China was rebuffed by the World Trade Organization over domestic restrictions on books and movies the WTO said amounted to protectionist trade practices.

2009-08-13 06:10:00

China said on Thursday that it might appeal a far-reaching World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in a case brought by the United States against its trade practices.

2009-08-12 13:35:30

The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday China was in violation of its trade policies by placing restrictions on foreign entertainment. The restrictions, such as a limitation on how many foreign films can be shown, help control the influence of foreigners in China, but also give the domestic film industry a decided advantage, The New York Times reported. The United States filed a complaint on the issue in April 2007.

2009-07-26 11:35:37

Germany announced that a French notion to charge "carbon tariffs" on items from countries that will not reduce greenhouse gases is a form of "eco-imperialism," and an obvious breach of WTO rules.

2009-07-15 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The major producers of commercial OEM tube in the United States today noted that imports of this copper product from China have been entering the United States in large volumes that appear to reflect dumping as well as Chinese governmental subsidization.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]