Latest World Trade Organization News

Duchess of Sussex, called ‘Ifeoma’ in Nigeria, speaks with women about her Nigerian roots

May. 11, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says it’s been “humbling” to find out through a genealogy test that she is partly Nigerian as she met with women in the West African nation Saturday. On her second day in Nigeria, where she is visiting for the first time...

China wins WTO dispute with Australia over steel products

Mar. 27, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — China has won a nearly three-year-long dispute with Australia at the World Trade Organization over tariffs on steel products that began during a low point of bilateral relations between the countries, and Australia's trade minister said Wednesday his government accepted the ruling....

China to challenge Biden's electric vehicle plans at the WTO

Mar. 26, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China filed a World Trade Organization complaint against the U.S. on Tuesday over what it says are discriminatory requirements for electric vehicle subsidies. The Chinese Commerce Ministry didn't say what prompted the move. But under a new U.S. rule that took effect...

China says it has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization over US subsidies for electric vehicles

Mar. 26, 2024 06:16 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China says it has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization over US subsidies for electric vehicles.

World Trade Organization ends meeting in UAE after failing to reach major agreements

Mar. 01, 2024 20:56 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Negotiators taking part in a World Trade Organization meeting in the United Arab Emirates ended their summit early Saturday after failing to reach agreements on several major initiatives, the latest sign of turmoil within the global body. The WTO...

What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024

Feb. 26, 2024 10:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year looks to be a much better one for the U.S. economy than business economists were forecasting just a few months ago, according to a survey released Monday. The economy looks set to grow 2.2% this year after adjusting for inflation, according to the...

Global economy is weighed down by war, uncertainty and instability, trade chief warns

Feb. 26, 2024 09:37 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly half the world's population could bring new challenges. ...

Tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online is on table as WTO nations meet in Abu Dhabi

Feb. 25, 2024 01:14 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Since late last century and the early days of the web, providers of digital media like Netflix and Spotify have had a free pass when it comes to international taxes on films, video games and music that are shipped across borders through the internet. But now, a global...