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WTO: China unfairly limits export of raw materials
The Economic Times, 31 January, 2012

The World Trade Organization ruled that China unfairly limited exports of nine raw materials to protect domestic manufacturers. More...

WTO Appellate Body issues reports on raw materials disputes
WTO News, 30 January, 2012

The WTO Appellate Body, on 30 January 2012, issued its reports in the case "China - Measures Related to the Exportation of Various Raw Materials" (WT/DS394/AB/R, WT/DS395/AB/R and WT/DS398/AB/R).. More...

Lack of political will holding up WTO conclusion: Pascal Lamy
Zee News, 29 January, 2012

With not much movement towards concluding the decade old Doha Round, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said that lack of political will on part of member countries is holding the global trade deal. More...

WTO - Industrial goods negotiations to resume
WTO News, 24 January, 2012

The chairman of the industrial goods negotiations, Ambassador Luzius Wasescha of Switzerland, has announced a three-phase programme to explore new avenues for future talks leading to a successful conclusion of talks in this important area of the Doha Development Agenda. More...

US appeals tuna dispute panel report
WTO News, 20 January, 2012

On 20 January 2012, the United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body of its decision to appeal the panel report in dispute case DS381, "United States - Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products". More...

Work launched on WTO Ministerial decision to improve accession guidelines for the poorest countries
WTO News, 20 January, 2012

The Sub-Committee on Least Developed Countries, on 20 January, agreed to start work on developing recommendations to "further strengthen, streamline and operationalize" current guidelines on the accession process of LDCs, as called for in a decision by the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference last month. More...

Australia threatens WTO action
UPI.com, 20 January, 2012

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned foreign mining firms in Australia that they would be reported to the World Trade Organization if it was found that Australian suppliers were locked out of local resource projects. More...

WTO suit launched on Canadian renewable power
Stuff.co.nz, 12 January, 2012

The European Union has escalated a trade dispute over Canadian provincial rules for solar and wind energy subsidies by asking the World Trade Organisation to set up a panel to rule on the case, the WTO said on Wednesday. More...

U.S. considers removing all tariffs for poor nations
Reuters, 09 January, 2012

The U.S. government said on Friday it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world's least-developed countries (LDCs). More...

Pakistan likely to get trade concession from EU
International News Network, 09, 2012

Pakistan is expected to get trade concession offered by the European Union (EU) at World Trade Organization (WTO) on up to average 20 per cent export growth to the European markets from April this year. More...

U.S., Canada, Mexico Get More Time to Appeal WTO Labeling Ruling
Bloomberg, 06 January, 2012

The World Trade Organization gave the U.S., Canada and Mexico an extra two months to decide whether to appeal a November ruling that found American country-of-origin labeling provisions unfairly hurt agricultural commerce. More...

Russia's entry to WTO challenges plastics
European Plastic News, 05 January, 2012

The Russian polymers market is on the verge of big changes, due to the long-awaited accession of Russia into the World Trade Organisation (WTO). More...

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