Australia to challenge China at the WTO as tensions escalate

Business Dec 16, 2020

Australia to challenge China at the WTO as tensions escalate

Australia will challenge China at the World Trade Organization over Beijing’s decision to impose hefty tariffs on its barley exports, a further sign of deteriorating relations between the two key trading partners. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said Wednesday that the government had advised counterparts in ...

WTO aiming to net fishing deal banning billions in subsidies

World Nov 23, 2020

WTO aiming to net fishing deal banning billions in subsidies

Negotiations on banning billions of dollars in fisheries subsidies are coming to the crunch at the beleaguered World Trade Organization, with the deadline to net a deal fast approaching. Disagreements persist, especially over what the outcome might mean for developing countries, while overfishing continues to ...