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Op-Ed: Trump administration files WTO complaint against Canada

The U.S. Trade Representative said it launched a formal challenges against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization on Monday in response to retaliatory tariffs on American goods.

EU will launch retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports on Friday

Brussels - The European Union triggered the first phase of retaliation against the U.S. over import tariffs imposed for national-security reasons. Making good on its threat to hit the U.S. with retaliatory tariffs, the 'First Phase of Retaliation' begins on Friday.

Canada files broad complaint with WTO against U.S.

Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing the U.S. of breaking international trade rules. The complaint was launched in December but was made public on Wednesday.

U.S. slapped with $1.01B retaliatory tariff over COOL label

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has authorized Mexico and Canada to charge the U.S. $1.01 billion in retaliatory tariffs for using "country-of-origin," or COOL labels on meat.

WTO countries reach historic deal to ease trade barriers

Bali - At a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ministers from 159 member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) reached a deal that will make it easier to move goods around the world and streamlines customs procedures.

Russia to enter WTO in August, NGOs labeled as 'foreign agents'

Moscow - For years, Russia, which maintains the world's ninth largest economy, was one of the biggest economic powerhouses to not belong to the World Trade Organization. In August, the nation will become the 156th member.

Canada to challenge EU seal ban

Ottawa - The Harper government announced today it has formally challenged the European Union's ban on trade in Canadian seal products at the World Trade Organization.

Brazil confirms it will impose trade sanctions against U.S.

Brazil announced on Monday that it is proceeding with trade sanctions against the U.S. that were approved last year by the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a response to subsidies paid by the latter country to its cotton farmers.

European Union calling for WTO sanctions against the U.S.

The European Union is calling for sanctions by the World Trade Organization against the United States-made goods for its anti-dumping measures currently in place.

Op-Ed: Seven years later, WTO Doha trade talks, aka Do Ha Ha, show signs of life?

Against a background of protectionism and political grandstanding, the Doha trade talks haven’t really been expected to achieve much. What’s coming as a surprise is how little they’ve actually achieved, in seven years.

World Trade Organization bounces off barriers issue, again, in Doha talks

One of the oldest questions in world trade is generating a supply of toxic gases in its own greenhouse. Trade barriers are usually put in place to protect local producers against cheaper imports.

The World Trade Organization: The Beast That Rules Us All

The WTO boasts that it is a democratic organization. Their purpose? To open up markets throughout the world in the name of "free trade". Who exactly is the WTO, and do we really want them running the show? When did we vote this organization into power?

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The ninth World Trade Organization  (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua  on the Indonesian reso...
The ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali
With permission by Reuters / Edgar Su
Director-General Roberto Azevedo gives a thumbs-up as he greets delegates after the closing ceremony...
Director-General Roberto Azevedo gives a thumbs-up as he greets delegates after the closing ceremony of the ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali
With permission by Reuters / Edgar Su

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