May 07, 2021 7:14 am
The United States will pursue negotiations at WTO to waive intellectual property for Covid-19 vaccines. This can allow large-scale production in middle-income countries, but there are arguments against the move.
May 06, 2021 7:56 am
The United States had been a major holdout at the World Trade Organization over a proposal to suspend some of the world economic body’s intellectual property protections, which could allow drugmakers across the globe access to the closely guarded trade secrets of how the viable vaccines have been made.
February 17, 2021 10:39 am
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian economist who has been serving the public domain as an expert on development and finance.
February 17, 2021 10:37 am
She takes over after four turbulent years in which US President Donald Trump used new tariffs, or import taxes, against China and the European Union to push his America first trade agenda.
May 12, 2020 9:15 am
Significant political contestations within the US and between the US and China to reform, reorient or bypass the WTO system are at hand. All major economies will be drawn into this conflict.
April 12, 2020 3:01 pm
President Donald Trump has accused China of taking advantage of the US through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), saying that if Beijing is considered a 'developing country', the US should be called one too.
November 01, 2019 3:46 am
The panel — in its 113-page report released late Thursday — recommended that India “withdraw the prohibited subsidies” under these schemes within 90-180 days (depending on the scheme) from the adoption of its report.
May 14, 2019 4:06 am
Commerce Secretary raises concerns with the agenda promoted by richer nations to reform WTO.
March 22, 2018 1:11 pm
The Wall Street Journal reported that Beijing has already prepared to strike back with tariffs aimed at Trump's support base, including levies targeting U.S. agricultural exports.
March 21, 2018 3:05 am
It also comes at a time when growing unilateral protectionist policies by the US and some other countries have worsened fears of an escalating global trade war, threatening to render the WTO meaningless.