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 [...]

History Is Knocking, Once Again

By David Solnit, -

By David Solnit for the Indypendent - “Seattle,” shorthand for the 1999 anti-WTO mass actions, was a moment when organized protest and resistance became a genuine popular uprising of thousands of [...]

Huge International Coalition Calls For A Big Change To WTO Agenda

By Deborah James, -

By Deborah James in The Huffington Post - Negotiations in the WTO are heating up -- and they are going badly. In November last year, WTO members agreed to come up with a "Work Program" for [...]

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