Trade Law

China Initiates WTO Dispute Complaint Against US Tariffs On Steel, Aluminium Products

China claims the duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium products respectively are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 and of the Agreement on Safeguards. The duties h...Read More

WTO Issues Panel Report Regarding Korean Duties On Pneumatic Valves From Japan

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 12 April the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Japan in “Korea — Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan” (DS504). Publication  World Trade Organization [5F] Core Ser...Read More

DG Azevêdo Tells Ministers In India: This Is The Time To Show Our Support For The Trading System

The Director-General said: “I want to thank the Indian government, and Minister Prabhu in particular, for convening this Informal Ministerial meeting. I am very pleased that India has taken this step, which comes at a key moment in global t...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

19 March 2018 Yusupha Alieu Kah, the new Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mr. Kah ...Read More

DDG Wolff: “There Is a Clear Path Toward Solid Achievement”

First the good news The WTO Ministerial in December in Buenos Aires was very successful.  An exceptionally important turning point was, I believe, achieved.  For the first time there is a broad path forward to improve the world trading syst...Read More

General Council Chair: Transparency And Inclusivity Important To Build Trust

Final Remarks Let me start by saying that it has been a privilege to serve as your Chairman of the General Council. What I say now are my broad reflections on the past year. It should be increasingly clear that our work is not immune to the...Read More

Korea Initiates WTO Complaint Against US Anti-dumping, Countervailing Duties

In its request, Korea challenges the provisions of US laws and regulations allowing the US Department of Commerce (USDOC) to use facts available in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations; the USDOC’s practice of using adverse facts ...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

14 February 2018 Yu Jianhua, the new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appo...Read More

Trade Growth To Sustain Momentum In First Quarter Of 2018, Latest Trade Indicator Suggests

Component indices of the WTOI are mostly favourable. Container port throughput (104.3) and air freight (103.2) are firmly above trend, indicating strong current shipments of goods. Meanwhile, export orders (102.8) have reached their highest...Read More

UAE Initiates WTO Complaint Against Pakistan Over Film Duties

The UAE claims that the anti-dumping measures are inconsistent with various provisions of the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Further information is available in document WT/DS538/1 What is ...Read More

WTO Issues Panel Report Regarding EU Duties On Biodiesel From Indonesia

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 25 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Indonesia in “European Union — Anti-Dumping Measures on Biodiesel from Indonesia” (DS480). Publication  World Trade Organization...Read More

WTO Arbitrator Determines “reasonable Period Of Time” In US-China Anti-dumping Dispute

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 19 January an Arbitrator issued his award regarding the “reasonable period of time” for implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the dispute “United State...Read More

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