Rapid progress for global trade deal, says WTO

One year on since its entry into force, the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) had made significant strides, said World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevêdo. He said that the deal, which seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders, had been 100% implemented by developed country WTO members, 56.4% among developing members and 1.7% among least developed countries. The Agreement is unique in that it allows ... [+]

World Trade Organisation signs ‘ground-breaking’ deal on simpler trade

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) signed what its director-general Roberto Azevedo described a ground-breaking deal on trade facilitation in Geneva on 27 November. The 160 WTO members agree to introduce new standards for customs checks and other border procedures, adding over $1 trillion to the value of world trade, according ... [+]

WTO agrees historic trade deal

The World Trade Organization has agreed a potentially revolutionary trade deal at its summit in bali over the weekend of 7-8 December. In what is billted as the first truly global trade deal sice the WTO replaced the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) organisation in the mid 1990s, ... [+]

Argentine trade spat goes to WTO

The European Commission filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation  (WTO) against Argentina, on 25 May in response to trade barriers imposed by the South American country including imposition of non-automatic import licensing and pre-approval requirements. Since February 2012, Argentina has subjected all imports to a pre-registration and preapproval regime ... [+]

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