Latest World Trade Organization Stories

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.

2008-09-01 06:00:25

Hynix Semiconductor expressed disappointment Sunday that Japan decided to maintain punitive tariffs on its computer memory chips, and said it would ask the South Korean government to consider retaliatory measures. Japan said Aug.

2008-08-05 09:00:58

Ecuador demands WTO's banana resolution applied by EU QUITO, August 3 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador will demand the application of the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s resolution on the access of banana to the European Union (EU), Ecuadorian commercial negotiator Mentor Villagomez said.

2008-08-05 09:00:40

Jim Dickrell Perhaps the most under-reported story of the week last week was the collapse of the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

2008-07-31 09:00:36

Update: WTO members seek way out of Doha Round impasse GENEVA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) were in a rush on Wednesday to seek way out of the current impasse of the Doha Round talks after a crucial bid for a breakthrough collapsed.

2008-07-31 00:00:22

By The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) - After coming tantalizingly close to a historic trade deal, World Trade Organization talks collapsed Tuesday in a dismaying blow to seven years of efforts to open up the global economy.

2008-07-29 09:00:55

Roundup: Key WTO trade talks clouded by new dispute GENEVA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- A key effort to salvage the Doha Round of global trade talks was clouded by a new dispute on Monday as India had led a call for more protection of farmers in developing countries from surging imports.

2008-07-29 06:00:26

By Stephen Castle As seven years of global trade talks approach another nervy climax, China is emerging as a central player - and coming under heavy criticism from the United States and others for its tough tactics.

2008-07-28 21:00:31

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Geneva, July 29 Kyodo - Ministers of key trading powers will continue talks Tuesday [29 July] under the World Trade Organization, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said.

2008-07-28 06:00:46

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Takuya Karube] Geneva, July 28 Kyodo - Japan is considering accepting many of the compromise proposals having been put on the negotiation table at the World Trade Organization for a free trade accord, trade sources said Sunday.

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