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 ...

Aug 5, 2014

Japan to end retaliatory tax on U.S. over Byrd Amendment

The Finance Ministry said Tuesday it will end a retaliatory tax imposed on U.S. products in response to that country’s Byrd Amendment. Under the amendment, the United States distributes revenue derived from antidumping duties collected from foreign companies to domestic producers. The retaliatory tax ...

Jul 9, 2014

WTO heavyweights to launch tariff talks on green goods

Japan and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization said Tuesday that they will start negotiations to cut tariffs on green products such as wind turbines and solar panels. The 14 countries and regions, which includes the United States, the European Union and ...

WTO rules in favor of Washington over auto dispute with China

May 24, 2014

WTO rules in favor of Washington over auto dispute with China

The United States has scored a victory before the World Trade Organization in a case that challenged China’s imposition of penalty tariffs on the sale of $5 billion in U.S.-made vehicles in China. A WTO panel ruled Friday that China’s tariffs violated international trade ...

Mar 26, 2014

Japan, U.S., EU win rare earth dispute with China

The World Trade Organization says China’s curbs on rare earth exports violate global trade rules. A WTO dispute settlement panel on Wednesday fully backed a joint complaint from Japan, the United States and the European Union, urging China to take corrective measures. The case ...

Dec 7, 2013

WTO global trade deal gains traction

A deal to boost global trade has been OK’d by the World Trade Organization’s 159 member economies for the first time in nearly two decades, keeping alive the possibility that a broader agreement to create a level playing field for rich and poor countries ...

Oct 8, 2013

Japan asks WTO to intervene on South's fish ban

Japan has asked the World Trade Organization to step into a row over Seoul’s import ban on fish caught near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday. Tokyo wants the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee, which deals with food safety, to discuss South ...

Japan may bring S. Korea fish import ban to WTO

Sep 17, 2013

Japan may bring S. Korea fish import ban to WTO

The government is considering filing a suit with the World Trade Organization against South Korea’s all-out import ban on fisheries products from Fukushima and seven other prefectures, which was put into place following leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. ...

Apr 12, 2013

Lagarde calls BOJ's easing 'positive step'

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the Bank of Japan’s recently announced new monetary easing is “a positive step.” In a speech Wednesday at the Economic Club of New York, the head of the International Monetary Fund noted the emergence of a “three-speed” global ...

Feb 23, 2013

Japan faces calls for bold reforms in WTO policy review

The World Trade Organization is calling on Japan to make bold structural reforms while offering broad support for its current money-easing policies. “Members felt that the accommodative macroeconomic policies being pursued, particularly by the new government, can help Japan to recover from the recent ...