Thursday 2 April 2015
World Trade Organization

WTO sees global trade pact within two weeks

The World Trade Organization said on Friday there was a "high probability" that a major deal on streamlining global customs rules will be implemented within two weeks after India and the US overcame a key impasse. "


WTO’s $1trn customs deal blocked by India’s demands

The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.


WTO overcomes last minute hitch to clinch key deal

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reached its first-ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $


Is WTO about to abandon dream of free trade?

As it seeks a new chief to lead it out of a negotiating death-spiral, the World Trade Organization looks doomed to be fatally undermined by new global carve-ups that will leave many of the world's poorest sidelined. At its cre

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