Supply chains and demand

December 18, 2020 07:00 am

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that interconnectedness brings benefits as well as risks to us all. In order to address some of these risks, supply chains will need to be rethought, with more emphasis put on supplier diversification, domestic production, and stockpiling.

Trump’s spectacular trade failure

September 26, 2020 12:34 pm

Trump’s bilateralism and rejection of the WTO has undermined the entire international trading system and inflicted great harm on US firms and households.

DOHA, June 17: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar has welcomed Tuesday's ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) finding that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has breached Intellectual Property Rights by refusing to take action against beoutQ piracy channel.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The International Trade Centre (ITC), a multilateral joint agency under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations, is providing US$ 9 million to help boost the production and export of Nepali coffee and Chyangra Pashmina.

GENEVA, Oct 21: China is seeking $2.4 billion (£1.9 billion) in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for non-compliance with a WTO ruling in a tariffs case dating to the Obama era, a document published on Monday showed.

China and multilateralism

September 10, 2019 00:30 am

Even as China has established itself as an enthusiastic defender of multilateralism, existing institutions have often failed to give it its due

WASHINGTON, July 27: President Donald Trump pressed the World Trade Organization on Friday to stop letting China and other economies receive lenient treatment under global trade rules by calling themselves “developing” countries.

GENEVA, July 24: Japan told the World Trade Organization on Wednesday its controls on exports to South Korea were based on security concerns unsuitable for discussion at the WTO, in the latest twist in a row between Washington’s two biggest Asian allies.

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GENEVA, April 3: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday stressed the urgency of resolving trade tensions and meeting challenges facing the global economy.

The end of America’s China fantasy

October 28, 2018 01:00 am

America’s “China fantasy,” as James Mann calls it, was exemplified by Bill Clinton’s argument in favor of allowing China’s admission to the World Trade Organization

Hurdles in horticulture

October 25, 2018 01:30 am

If Nepal is to benefit from World Trade Organization, it must make horticultural products competitive by removing all the constraints

Global trade system could break down

September 19, 2018 01:30 am

Threats against the WTO are increasing. Chief among them are ongoing attacks from Trump’s administration, which is trying to undermine the institution both in letter and in spirit

Trump's warning about a possible US pull-out from the organisation highlights the conflict between the president's trade policies and the open trade system that the WTO oversees.

Aug 25: China had strictly fulfilled its commitment after its entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), experts said, adding that its regulations established for joint ventures were completely consistent with relevant WTO rules, and therefore the US accusations were totally groundless.

GENEVA, July 26: Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo specifically focused on the ongoing trade war between the US and China, which he warned may finally ride roughshod over the world economy.

SEOUL, March 20: South Korea has complained to the World Trade Organization about Chinese retaliation against South Korean companies over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system in the South, the trade minister said on Monday.