Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

May 22, 2017

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

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Japan and the World Trade Organization on Monday issued what is believed to be an unprecedented joint statement reaffirming their commitment to fostering free trade in the face of a recent surge of protectionism embodied by U.S. president Donald Trump. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

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 ...

/ Sep 28, 2016

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises

Trade, that lifeblood of the world economy, is growing at its slowest rate in seven years and could falter even more should anti-globalization sentiment encourage governments to throw up more barriers. That’s the verdict from the World Trade Organization, which dramatically slashed its forecast ...

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 ...