Documents Reveal Biden Not Fighting For A Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

On November 26, as news of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 stoked alarm around the world, the White House released a statement calling on countries to support an intellectual property waiver [...]

‘Days Of Shame’ Highlights Failure To Back TRIPS Waiver For COVID Vaccines

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Health activists gathered at Geneva’s central train station on Wednesday, October 13, calling on the EU, the UK, Norway and Switzerland to endorse the TRIPS waiver proposal at the World Trade [...]

US Chamber Of Commerce Presses WTO Not To Grant Vaccine Waivers

By Andrew Karpan, Law 360. -

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday warned the World Trade Organization's new director-general not to "distract" herself with proposals to suspend global intellectual property rules in order [...]

The Battle Of Seattle, 20 Years Later

By John Tarleton, -

Early on a cold gray morning 20 years ago this month, a modest procession of people left a church in downtown Seattle heading for the nearby convention center. There were about 80 people in the [...]

US Sanctions On China May Escalate To ‘Commercial Cold War,’ French Minister Warns

The ongoing trade conflict between Washington and Beijing may escalate into a full-fledged commercial cold war, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned during a World Trade Organization [...]

US Orders World Trade Organization To Shape Up Or Else

By Arkady Savitsky, Strategic Culture. -

The US mulls leaving the World Trade Organization. "If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," said President Donald Trump in an interview with Bloomberg News on Aug.30. The [...]

Argentina Blocks Some Activists From Attending WTO Meeting

By Luc Cohen and Nicolás Misculin, -

By Luc Cohen and Nicolás Misculin for Reuters - BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina revoked the credentials of some activists who had been accredited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to [...]

Inspiration For Nonviolence: The Battle Of Seattle

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By Rivera Sun for Campaign Nonviolence. On November 30th, 1999, the World Trade Organization was scheduled to conduct a summit in Seattle, WA. Due to the intervention of activists, the meetings [...]

US Accused Of Undermining The World Trade Organization

By Sergey Gladysh, -

By Sergey Gladysh for The Duran - In an unprecedented move, the US vetoed the reappointment of Seung Wha Chang, a respected South Korean expert in international trade law whose four-year term on [...]

WTO Gave Environmentalists A New Reason To Oppose TPP

By Ben Walsh, -

By Ben Walsh for The Huffington Post - The World Trade Organization is giving some environmentalists a reason to say “I told you so.” On Wednesday, the WTO, the international body that enforces [...]

WTO: Missing In Action

By Sophia Murphy, -

By Sophia Murphy for Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. The World Trade Organization’s 10th Ministerial Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya from 15-18 December came right on the heels of [...]

The Empire Strikes Back: The Return Of The WTO

By Polly Jones, -

By Polly Jones for Counter Punch - The last time the World Trade Organisation met was in December 2013. Back then neither the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [...]

WTO Rules US Faces $1 Billion Annually For Meat Labeling

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By Staff of Food and Water Watch, NFU, CPA, and Public Citizen - The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico against the United States regarding the labeling of meat. [...]

Destruction Of US Credibility At WTO

By Timothy A. Wise, -

By Timothy A. Wise for Live Mint - The tenth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Nairobi on 15-18 December, is already mired in discord, with negotiators [...]

The US & WTO Demolish India’s Solar Energy Ambitions

By Charles Pierson, -

By Charles Pierson for Counterpunch - 400 million Indians - one quarter of India's population - have no electricity. But as far as the United States and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are [...]

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