World Trade Organization

Type: Organization
Name: World Trade Organization (WTO)
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 2 reports

Groups Ask Congress to Rescind Parts of COOL

Agriculture and other industry groups have asked Congress to “immediately authorize and direct” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to rescind elements of Country of Origin Labeling. The groups want Congress to take out elements of COOL that are non-compliant ... [Published KNEB 960AM - 42 mins ago]
First reported 51 mins ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 2 reports

EU requests WTO consultations with Russia over excessive import duties

European CommissionPress releaseBrussels, 31 October 2014 The EU requested today consultations with Russia in respect of import duties for paper products, refrigerators and palm oil. The EU takes this first step in the dispute settlement procedure in ... [Published European Commission - 49 mins ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

World Trade Organization

loading...September 11, 2003This publication is now archived.The central issue being negotiated at the September 10-14 meeting in Cancun, Mexico, is expanding poor countries' access to global markets and reducing agricultural subsidies in developed countries. ... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 3 reports

No Three Strikes You're Out When It Comes To COOL and The U-S

Written by Don McCracken on Thursday, 30 October 2014 Verlyn Olson (file photo)Don't expect any movement of the U-S Country of Original Labelling rules for awhile.The World Trade Organization last week ruled for the third time in Canada's favour, saying ... [Published Okotoks online - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 5 reports

WTO rules against U.S. COOL law again

In baseball terms, the mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law is facing a 0-2 count in the bottom of the ninth inningFor the second time, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the United States, saying the law put Canada and Mexico ... [Published Iowa Farmer Today - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Senior bureaucrat bats for food security concern

Laying down India's stand on World Trade Organisation negotiations, cabinet secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday said the country's food security concerns cannot be relegated to the back burner but should be addressed up front. "Addressing the food security ... [Published Smart Investor - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

FEC Approves Nigeria’s WTO Category A Commitment

Tony Ailemen, AbujaF ederal Executive Council, FEC yesterday approved Nigeria’s category A commitment to the World Trade Organization, WTO, a commitment that is expected to reduce the speed and cost of doing business in Nigeria.The Supervising Minister ... [Published Union.com.ng - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 5 reports

Visa, Mastercard welcome Beijing's plans to free bank cards market

* China to free up market for clearing bank card transactions * Move could benefit foreign firms such as Visa, Mastercard (Recasts, adds comment from Mastercard, UnionPay) BEIJING, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc welcome China's plans to ... [Published Sharenet - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 2 reports

Do economic sanctions go against WTO rules?

– 5 readers.Economic sanctions are international measures that are usually used as punitive or corrective procedures. When one hears of economic sanctions countries like Russia, Sudan and Iraq come to mind, with the US being the chief instigator of such ... [Published News 100 - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 2 reports

UK to help Vietnam with WTO pact

The United Kingdom will help Vietnam to implement the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement through a technical project that was signed on October 29.The General Department of Vietnam Customs and the British Embassy here were the ... [Published VietnamPlus - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 9 reports

XINHUA - New Zealand accepted into WTO government procurement pact

New Zealand accepted into WTO government procurement pactContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.WELLINGTON, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand is to join a World Trade Organization (WTO) pact that allows its businesses to bid for government contracts in other member ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 4 reports

Mandatory COOL: Still detrimental to trade, no easy solution

Abolish? Make further tweaks? Or perhaps, make it voluntary? On the heels of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) latest ruling on U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), debate on both sides of the issue continues. It’s a debate that has ... [Published PorkNetwork - Oct 29 2014]

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An important announcement that concerns allocation of an additional amount of ` "1,000 crores for implementation of onerank-one-pension scheme, is on the cards.This year’s allocation is `5,500 crores more than last year’s revised estimate, which might be enough to absorb the impact of increase in pension. Finance minister, Arun Jaitley, hiked the FDI cap for the domestic defence industry from 26 per cent to 49 per cent to attract investments from global arms majors and to widen and enhance a military industrial complex dominated by state-run firms. Like all other sectors, it is essential to modernise the armed forces in order to enable them to play their role effectively in the defence of India’s strategic interests."
Who are these bureaucrats? They form a clique within the World Health Organisation WHO) "a laudable body that has achieved enormous successes in global healthhealth care" that is obsessed with the cigarette industry
"Such action by Congress would not undermine COOL to the extent COOL is consistent with international trade obligations nor would it weaken the U S defense of COOL in WTO litigation" the groups wrote in their letter dated Oct. 30
...nations to buy generic drugs from Brazil, India, and other producing nations--have been agreed upon, but many technical details remain unresolved. "In my experience, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed" Purvis says

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Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘next chapter’ in eco... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - 12 hours ago]
OTTAWA — When the U.S. Commerce Secretary sits down Friday with her Canadian and Mexican counterparts, talks are likely to focus as much on the future shape of global trade as concerns over existing stumbling blocks. “We’re living in a world where lots ...
U.S.-Mexico Sugar Agreement: A Tribute to Manag... [Published Cato @ Liberty - 19 hours ago]
Daniel R. Pearson The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced Oct. 27 that it had reached draft agreements with Mexican sugar exporters and the Mexican government to suspend antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigations on imports ...
Do economic sanctions go against WTO rules? [Published Thought Leader » Business - Oct 30 2014]
Economic sanctions are international measures that are usually used as punitive or corrective procedures. When one hears of economic sanctions countries like Russia, Sudan and Iraq come to mind, with the US being the chief instigator of such sanctions. ...
Peak Empire 2.0 [Published Zero Hedge - Oct 30 2014]
Originally posted at Club Orlov blog , Based on the lessons of history, all empires collapse eventually; thus, the probability that the US empire will collapse can be set at 100% with a great deal of confidence . The question is, When? (Everyone ...
World: Adapting Land Use Practices to Climate C... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 29 2014]
Source: UN General AssemblyCountry: World GA/EF/3407 Sixty-ninth session,24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)GENERAL ASSEMBLYMEETINGS COVERAGE “While the world has sufficient capacity and resources to ensure adequate food and good nutrition for the global ...
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U.S. wins WTO case against China [Published Reuters Video: Business - May 23 2014]
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Manufacturing and Ag Leaders: Current COOL Rule... [Published Financial Services - Oct 20 2014]
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