May 21, 2015

WTO ruling prompts China to drop rare earths export quota

China on Wednesday told the World Trade Organization that it had scrapped a quota system limiting exports of rare earth minerals after complaints by the U.S., EU and Japan. China told WTO members that it had taken measures on Jan. 1 and May 1 ...

Feb 12, 2015

U.S. accuses China of illegal export subsidies in complaint to WTO

The United States announced Wednesday that it has filed a new complaint at the World Trade Organization over alleged Chinese export subsidies to seven industries. China “seems to provide” WTO-prohibited support for exports through a special program that helps producers across the country to ...

Nov 28, 2014

WTO deal paves way for implementing landmark trade pact

Ending months of deadlock, the World Trade Organization has agreed to implement the first global trade reform agreement in its 19-year history. The deal, which was reached on Thursday, means the 160-member global trade body can begin putting into action a landmark deal struck ...

Nov 28, 2014

Deal reached to implement key Bali trade pact: WTO

The 160 members of the World Trade Organization agreed Thursday in Geneva to implement a landmark global trade agreement reached in Bali last December, a spokesman said. The deal to implement the first global trade reform pact in the WTO’s 19-year history was finally ...

Nov 14, 2014

India-U.S. deal revives WTO and hope of world trade reform

India and the United States settled a dispute on Thursday that had paralyzed the World Trade Organization and risked derailing a $1 trillion package of reforms of global customs procedures. The deal, which needs to be backed by all 160 WTO members, has resurrected ...

Oct 21, 2014

World would be $11 trillion richer after WTO Doha deal: study

Sealing a global free trade deal would add $11 trillion to the world economy and pull 160 million people out of poverty by 2030, economists said in a study published Tuesday. Member states of the World Trade Organization launched negotiations in 2001 in the ...

Aug 8, 2014

China loses appeal of WTO ruling on rare earth exports

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday. “China has not ...