Articles by WTO
Australian Lynas Rare Earths Hit After China Lifts Exports Restrictions
January 07 2015 5:09 PM
Lynas Corp and other rare earths miners that sprouted after the 2009 exports restrictions China imposed are in for a hard time now that the major producer has lifted the export quotas.
China Lifts Up Rare Earths Exports Controls After Losing WTO Complaint
January 06 2015 10:08 AM
China has lifted its self-imposed controls on the exports of its rare earths metals.
US Meat Labelling Laws: Canada Mulls Retaliatory Action If Appeal to WTO Fails
December 31 2014 4:24 PM
Canada has already secured a favourable WTO ruling and is keen to see a suitable change coming in the U.S. policy.
Russia Working Energy Cooperation Deals With Serbia, Hungary After South Stream Project Cancellation
December 08 2014 2:11 PM
Russia's talking with Serbia and Hungary for possible energy cooperation deals.
Oil Price Drop To 50 Dollars May Already Be A Reality
December 05 2014 12:40 PM
Falling oil prices will have a major impact on the global economy with some countries benefitting while others struggle.
Obama's Climate Change Agenda Will Persuade Many Reluctant Nations To Oblige On Emission Targets
November 19 2014 10:30 PM
Obama's Climate change agenda will see a greater push during the next two years of his presidency.
Director-General Of WTO Appeals To APEC Members To Help Resolve Impasse
November 11 2014 2:55 PM
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recently concluded the Ministerial Meeting in Beijing. The main aim of the group is to remove barriers to trade.
Canada-US Meat Exports Dispute: WTO Gives Relief To Canada Saying COOL Rule Is Discriminatory
October 22 2014 10:47 AM
There must be compliance with the WTO stipulations on fair trade.
Canada Drags China To WTO: Alleges Irrational Anti-Dumping Duty On Its Pulp Exports
October 17 2014 9:50 AM
Good that Canada is showing the courage to drag the errant trade partner to WTO than suffering in silence.
Russian President Putin Asks EU To Show “Common Sense” Even As Ukraine Gov't Forces Run Away From Rebel Dominated Positions
September 02 2014 3:02 PM
The EU leadership needs to engage Russia as Ukraine stands weakened and isolated
China Mulls Increasing Export Taxes of Precious Rare Earths
May 23 2014 1:57 PM
Two months after a WTO ruling said that had China violated international trade rules regarding its imposed measures on rare earths exports, the country plans to increase the export taxes of its precious metals and minerals this year, 2014.
Tony Abbott’s Daughter Smokes in Public, So Much for Australia’s Stiff Tobacco Policy
May 09 2014 12:28 PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Daughter Frances smokes in public, tainting Australia’s strict tobacco policy
China Violated Global Trade Rules on Rare Earths Exports – WTO
March 27 2014 1:38 PM
The World Trade Organization has ruled on a case lodged against China, saying the latter's restrictions of its rare earths exports violated global trade rules.
Canada Irked Over U.S. Meat Labelling, Threatens Court Action, WTO Retaliation
January 29 2014 12:30 PM
Canada has threatened the U.S. with a retaliatory court action if the latter pushes through with a pending agricultural bill that requires meat sold in U.S. markets to detail its country of origin.
New Zealand to Pass Tobacco Packaging Bill; Second Country After Australia to Impose Plain Packaging
December 18 2013 1:06 PM
The tobacco packaging has been introduced in New Zealand, but it will not be passed as a law until Australia has settled the legal action. New Zealand's Associate Helath Minister Tariana Turia had introduced to Parliament the bill on Dec 17, known as the Smoke-Free Environments Amendment Bill.
China’s Rare Earths Export Restrictions Defy Rules – WTO
October 31 2013 1:21 PM
After more than a year, the World Trade Organisation has finally ruled that the rare earths exports restrictions placed by China, the world's dominant supplier of the precious elements, defies the very core rules of the organisation. The ruling, however, comes a tad late just when the world has learned to adjust to the apparent supply nightmare, including recycling the precious commodity and scouting other potential suppliers, effectively lessening dependence on China.
EU, China in New WTO Rift, Over Steel Tariffs This Time
June 14 2013 12:34 PM
The European Union has lodged a complaint against China before the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the rising Asian power's tariffs imposed on imported stainless steel pipes.
Enchanting Hong Kong Business Story Continues
March 18 2013 11:55 AM
Existing rankings of the best and easiest places to do business are created, namely, for those who seek the opportunity of expanding their businesses but they are not sure where exactly to do it and which place gives countless opportunities to earn money, just to say it in the simplest way.
Russia to Build 3,200KM Gas Pipeline to Asia
October 30 2012 2:31 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Gazprom, the country's pipeline gas export monopoly, to build a 3,200km pipeline from East Siberia to the Pacific port of Vladivostok, reported Reuters on Monday, in an attempt to reduce the nation's reliance on exports to Europe and develop closer ties with Asian customers.
China Succumbs to Global Pressure, Moves to Increase Export Quota on Rare Earths
August 23 2012 12:59 PM
Succumbing to global pressure, China, the world's hub of rare earths, has moved to increase its self-imposed export quota on the precious elements essential to making hybrid vehicles and key household appliances as well as other hi-tech applications.