U.S. seals demise of WTO appeals bench, trade officials say

Business Dec 10, 2019

U.S. seals demise of WTO appeals bench, trade officials say

The fate of the World Trade Organization's top court was effectively sealed on Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow it to continue, trade officials said, although the WTO chief vowed to find a solution. The Trump administration ...

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

Business May 22, 2017

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

by Tomohiro Osaki

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 and ...

Editorials Feb 9, 2010

Toyota's moment of crisis

Toyota Motor Corp. is in a crisis of critical proportions, the worst in its 70-plus-year history. The firm has voluntarily recalled millions of vehicles worldwide, and has suspended the production and sale of several models in the United States. At stake is the firm's ...