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 ...

Sigh of relief as international organizations await Biden

World / Politics Nov 15, 2020

Sigh of relief as international organizations await Biden

After years of U.S. disengagement and confrontation, international organizations in Geneva appeared to breathe a collective sigh of relief at Joe Biden's presidential election win — but the anticipated honeymoon could be short. "I think everyone is basically waiting with open arms for the U.S. ...

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 ...