May 2012

China says US violated WTO clean-energy rules

Myfoxdfw, 24 May,2012

China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that a months-long investigation revealed that US support for six clean energy projects violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and acted as barriers to trade. More…

WTO rules against U.S. ‘dolphin safe’ tuna

Reuters, 16 May,2012

A World Trade Organization appellate panel on Wednesday said U.S. “dolphin safe” tuna labeling rules unfairly discriminate against Mexico, raising the possibility of sanctions on U.S. goods if the rules are not modified or dropped. More…

Pascal Lamy: Information Technology Agreement success could inspire further trade opening in other sectors

WTO News, 14 May, 2012

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, in opening the WTO Symposium on the 15th Anniversary of the Information Technology Agreement on 14 May 2012, said that “15 years ago a group of visionaries conquered what appeared to be insurmountable obstacles and negotiated one of the most successful trade agreements ever. Today, their successors have the responsibility to further expand that legacy.” More… | Welcome address and launching of the publication

Pascal Lamy: Members continue to explore opportunities for Doha progress

WTO News, 02 May, 2012

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy reported to the General Council on 1 May 2012 that on the Doha Round, “my conversations over the past few weeks with Ministers and delegations have provided me with a sense that Members wish to continue to explore any opportunities to gain the necessary traction and make tangible progress soon.” He added that the recent G-20 Trade Ministerial in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico supported giving “fresh impetus to the Doha negotiations towards results in areas with potential for prompt resolution – such as trade facilitation – while intensifying efforts to find ways and approaches to overcome the most critical and fundamental stalemates in specially challenging areas.” More…