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Tom Miles

Trump and Modi's lavish farm payouts prompt questions at WTO

17 Jun 2019

GENEVA Massive farm-support plans in the United States and India are being scrutinized by other World Trade Organization members, questions submitted to the WTO's quarterly agriculture committee meeting showed on Monday.

China pulls WTO suit over claim to be a market economy

17 Jun 2019

GENEVA China has halted a dispute at the World Trade Organization over its claim to be a market economy, a panel of three WTO adjudicators said on Monday, meaning Beijing must accept continued EU and U.S. "anti-dumping" levies on cheap Chinese goods.

Eletro-belts, spiked batons, even a gas chamber - EU seeks ban on trade in torture items

14 Jun 2019

GENEVA Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and Mongolia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Reuters on Friday.

EU's Malmstrom hopes Trump, Xi can meet and reduce trade tensions

14 Jun 2019

GENEVA European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is hoping U.S. President Donald Trump meets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G20 summit in Japan later this month to try to reduce trade tensions between the two countries.

United States suspends WTO intellectual property litigation against China

14 Jun 2019

GENEVA The United States has halted a World Trade Organization dispute over China's treatment of intellectual property rights until Dec. 31, the WTO dispute panel hearing the case said in a statement published on Friday.

Global FDI down in 2018 due to government interventions, Trump, Brexit - U.N.

12 Jun 2019

GENEVA Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 13 percent last year because of government intervention, Brexit uncertainty and U.S. President Donald Trump's tax and trade policies, the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD said on Wednesday.

World must not 'sleepwalk' into war, Macron says in speech on reforming capitalism

11 Jun 2019

GENEVA The world is going through a profound crisis and could be on the brink of a time of war, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech on Tuesday, calling for a global effort to address the dangers of inequality, unchecked technology and climate change.

Up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen - U.N

10 Jun 2019

GENEVA Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday.

U.S. to revise genetically modified organism regulations: WTO filing

07 Jun 2019

GENEVA The United States is planning to revise its regulations on importing, transporting and releasing genetically modified organisms, it told the World Trade Organization in a filing published on Friday.

EU to propose workaround to avoid U.S. block on WTO judges - document

06 Jun 2019

BERLIN/GENEVA The European Union is set to propose creating a shadow system to get around a U.S. block on appeals in disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a draft proposal circulated to national lawmakers.

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