South Korea's first female trade minister bids for top WTO job

Asia Pacific Jun 24, 2020

South Korea's first female trade minister bids for top WTO job

South Korea's trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Wednesday announced her bid to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, aiming to be the first female leader at the trade body. The nominations process began earlier this month to find a successor to Brazilian ...

World Jun 16, 2020

China loses landmark WTO dispute against EU

China spent four years fighting for market-economy status, a designation that would give it stronger footing with commercial partners while also curtailing their ability to retaliate over trade disputes. This week, China quietly lost that battle. The Chinese government allowed a landmark World Trade Organization dispute ...

South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan's export controls

Business Jun 2, 2020

South Korea to resume WTO complaint over Japan's export controls

South Korea said Tuesday it will reopen its complaint at the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened export controls, saying Tokyo has not shown willingness to settle the ongoing bilateral trade dispute. South Korea's Trade, Industry, and Energy Ministry had given its Japanese counterpart until ...