Jul 24, 2016

Beijing slaps duties on Japan, EU, South Korea over steel imports

China said Sunday it has started imposing antidumping tariffs on certain steel imports from the European Union, Japan and South Korea, as Beijing itself comes under fire for similar trade practices. Duties on the materials, used in power transformers and electric motors, will range ...

Dec 10, 2015

Japan offers broader railway access in trade talks with EU

Japan has offered European companies broader access to its railway market in ongoing free trade talks with the European Union, sources familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. European companies will be able to take part in any bidding by Japanese railway operators in which ...

Jul 25, 2015

WTO agrees to cut some tariffs on IT products

Major economies including Japan, the United States and China have agreed to eliminate their tariffs on 201 information technology products. The deal, reached at a meeting in Geneva on Friday of World Trade Organization members participating in the Information Technology Agreement, is expected to ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan may request WTO panel in August over Seoul's fishery import ban

Japanese agriculture minister Yoshimasa Hayashi suggested Tuesday the government may request the World Trade Organization set up a dispute settlement panel as early as next month over South Korea’s import restrictions on Japanese fishery products. South Korea issued the ban following the 2011 Fukushima ...

Jul 2, 2015

Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms

Japan launched a complaint against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge charges and taxes that it says illegally favor Brazilian-made goods over foreign competition, the WTO said in a statement. Japan says Brazil imposes a higher tax burden on importers ...

Jun 27, 2015

WTO rules against Kiev on auto tariffs

Emergency car import duties imposed by Ukraine in 2012 to safeguard its auto industry violate global trade rules, the World Trade Organization ruled Friday, urging Kiev to lift them. A WTO panel found in favor of Japan, which filed the complaint, ruling that “Ukraine ...