Tag Archives: WTO

Ireland promises ‘substantial’ aid to farmers in no-deal Brexit

03 March, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

WEXFORD, Ireland (Reuters) – Ireland’s agriculture minister Michael Creed on Saturday promised farmers a “substantial” aid package if they suffer losses as a result of new UK tariffs under a no-deal Brexit. The Irish Farmers Association estimates that WTO tariffs on Ireland’s beef and livestock sector will impose a direct cost of 800 million euro … Read More

China and US among 76 WTO members pushing for new e-commerce rules

01 January, 2019 12:32 pm 12:32 pm

DAVOS (Reuters) – Impatient with a lack of World Trade Organization rules on the explosive growth of e-commerce, 76 members – including the United States, China, the European Union and Japan – agreed to start negotiating a new framework. China, which is locked in a trade war with the United States, signaled conditional support for … Read More


US demands regular review of China trade reform

01 January, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal – and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. … Read More

G20 trade ministers say WTO reform ‘urgent’ as new Trump tariff...

09 September, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

MAR DEL PLATA (Reuters) – Trade and investment ministers from G20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an “urgent need” to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement issued from the summit said . With US President Donald Trump readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, the ministers said they were … Read More

Over 40 countries object at WTO to US car tariff plan

07 July, 2018 9:13 am 9:13 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Major US trading partners including the European Union, China and Japan voiced deep concern at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday about possible US measures imposing additional duties on imported autos and parts. Japan, which along with Russia had initiated the discussion at the WTO Council on Trade in Goods, warned … Read More