JETRO to push Japan-India business collaboration in Africa

Feb 5, 2017

JETRO to push Japan-India business collaboration in Africa

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The Japan External Trade Organization plans to promote partnerships between Japanese and Indian companies looking to expand their presence in Africa by leveraging their mutual expertise, JETRO officials said. The move is aimed at reducing market risks by combining the experience and knowledge of ...

Lawyers say U.S. tax plan would break WTO rules

Feb 2, 2017

Lawyers say U.S. tax plan would break WTO rules

A proposed U.S. corporate tax reform would almost certainly contravene international trade rules if implemented, lawyers have said, risking the biggest dispute in the history of the World Trade Organization (WTO). With signs growing that the United States may become more protectionist under President ...

Retailers, trade groups gird for fight against GOP-proposed tax

Feb 2, 2017

Retailers, trade groups gird for fight against GOP-proposed tax

More than 100 retailers including Wal-Mart and Target as well as key trade associations are launching a new coalition aimed at fighting a Republican proposal on how imports get taxed, which they believe would harm their businesses. The National Retail Federation, along with the ...

U.S. formally notifies TPP members of departure from trade deal

Jan 31, 2017

U.S. formally notifies TPP members of departure from trade deal

The United States on Monday completed its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal by officially notifying the 11 other member states. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative sent letters of intent to Japan and other TPP members, with President Donald Trump apparently ...