September 2015


DTI takes lead in putting up Asia Pacific trade repository

Inquirer, 14 September​ ​2015

The Philippine​ ​Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has spearheaded the creation of a virtual trade repository for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), as it sought to further increase transparency of member economies’ trade policy. More…

In Snub to US Push for New Services Pact, Uruguay Pulls Out of Negotiations

The Wire, 12 September 2015

Just a week before the deadline for submitting national offers on liberalisation of services sectors under the on-going“secret” talks for a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez decided on Monday, 7 September, to abandon the plurilateral negotiations. More…

Destruction of US Credibility at WTO

LiveMint, 8 September 2015

It is hypocritical of the US to give price support to its farmers while denying it to the world’s poorest farmers. More…

Australia Donates AUD 100,000 For LDCs’Participation in Ministerial Conference

WTO News, ​2 September 2015

The government of Australia has contributed AUD 100,000 (CHF 67,750) to support the
participation of least-developed countries (LDCs) in the tenth WTO Ministerial Conference, which will take place on 15-18 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ministerial Conference — the WTO’s top decision-making body — is to be held in Africa for the first time. More…

WTO Favors Argentina in Trade Litigation with USA

Prensa Latina, 2 September 2015

Argentinean Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, extolled the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision which favored this country in the litigation against the United States for banning imports of Argentinean beef.​ More…

WTO Panel Rules Against India’s Solar Program

The Washington Post, 1 September 2015

Panel said program violates global trade rules with its local-purchase requirements
A World Trade Organization panel has ruled that India’s federal solar program violates global trade rules by imposing local-purchase requirements for solar cells and modules, two senior officials said Tuesday. More…