About: World Trade Organisation

Economy & Jobs 18-09-2018

EU proposes to sanction countries breaching WTO rules

The European Commission on Tuesday (18 September) proposed sanctions on countries that commit “willful and repeated” obfuscation of their trade policies, as part of an effort to modernise the World Trade Organisation.
Economy & Jobs 28-06-2018

Summit conclusions detail reform plan for WTO to please Trump

The EU leaders agreed “in substance” on Thursday (28 June) on a set of proposals to improve the World Trade Organisation, which should pave the way for finding common ground with US President Donald Trump and de-escalating the ongoing trade dispute. But Italy blocked their formal adoption until the migration issue was fully addressed.
Development Policy 15-03-2017

The EU must take the lead in linking agricultural trade to the SDGs

Trade in agriculture and agricultural products is back in the political spotlight as the WTO's 2013 Trade Facilitation Agreement, the first multilateral trade agreement of this century, enters into force,, writes Jonathan Peel.
Gabriel D'Arcy, CEO of the LacPatrick dairy cooperative, said Ireland's agricultural industry will be the "eye of the storm" in Brexit negotiations.
Agrifood 22-02-2017

Ireland scrambles to shield agriculture from Brexit threat

The Irish government is scrambling to protect its agriculture industry, which exports almost half its goods to the UK, from the threat of Brexit.
Trade & Society 25-10-2016

Why are EPAs taking so long to get off the ground?

Fourteen long years after EPA negotiations were launched, Dr Merran Hulse looks back at the process to examine some of the broad trends contributing to the drawn-out nature of the negotiations, and the remaining obstacles to signature and ratification.
Royal Salute
Brexit 16-03-2016

Brexit: What would it mean for UK trade?

The stakes will be high for Britain's historic role as a free-trading nation when it holds a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union on 23 June.
Trade & Society 11-01-2016

EU starts on tricky path towards relaxing China trade defence

The European Union will take the first step on Wednesday (13 January) towards refashioning its trade ties with Beijing, torn over how to lower its defences to avert Chinese retaliation while protecting key industries against a damaging flood of cheap imports.
Trade & Society 19-12-2014

The consequences of a crumbling TTIP

A growing number of Europeans see TTIP as selling out Europe's social and environmental standards. Perhaps the EU and the US should have never undertaken this mammoth project, writes Axel Berger.
Global Europe 04-11-2011

Former EU ambassador: EU, China must tame each other

EU and China have complementary assets to team up and push the world economic governance in the right direction, says Paul Trân Van Thinh, a former EU ambassador to the WTO. But they first have to tame each other, he told EURACTIV in an interview as China readies to discuss a bailout package for the euro at the G20 in Cannes.