Latest Global trade News

US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines

Oct. 14, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.S. trade official said Thursday the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced more widely. But ambassador Katherine Tai insisted that “we...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 11, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: The election lie is not a game, it’s a danger; our real leaders must squelch it Elected officials lead us simply because of their positions — we have chosen them to do so. They lead by policy-making,...

US, EU agree to further trade and technology talks

Sep. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the European Union agreed Wednesday to carry on the work of 10 expert-level panels to explore and recommend solutions to a variety of trade disputes and challenges. During the first of two days of trade and technology talks in...

'Vaccine apartheid': Africans tell UN they need vaccines

Sep. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

As wealthy countries begin to consider whether to offer their populations a third COVID-19 shot, African nations still waiting for their first gave this stark reminder to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday: “No one is safe unless we are all safe.” ...

China applies to join Pacific trade pact abandoned by Trump

Sep. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted an application to the trade minister of New Zealand as a representative of the...

EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, tries to allay China fears

Sep. 16, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday unveiled a new strategy for boosting economic, political and defense ties in the Indo-Pacific, just hours after the United States, Britain and Australia announced a new security alliance likely to reshape their relations with the vast region. ...

Port of Savannah is moving record-breaking volumes of cargo

Jul. 26, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah is now moving record-breaking volumes of cargo. For the first time ever, the Port of Savannah has moved 5.3 million 20-foot equivalent container units in a fiscal year, Georgia Ports announced Monday. That means it has grown its...