About: WTO

EU-China 02-10-2019

Chinese official: ‘Without a strong WTO, connectivity means nothing’

The EU and Japan have launched a new strategy to strengthen ties between Europe and Asia, seen as an alternative to China’s ‘Belt and Road’. But in view of the ongoing global trade disputes, for senior Chinese diplomat Xuejun Guo, the priority is nonetheless the renovation of the World Trade Organisation’s appellate body.
Azerbaijan 05-09-2019

Ambassador: ‘We should be more creative’ in finalising Azerbaijan-EU trade deal

It took 20 years for the EU and Mercosur to sign a trade agreement. “We don’t want to wait that much,” says the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the EU, urging the European Commission to drop its “bureaucratic matrix” thinking. "We don't hide our names," he insists.
Economy & Jobs 12-10-2018

Ambassador Zhang: China will do more to strengthen IP protection

China and the EU are “in the same boat” when it comes to preserving multilateralism, China's ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming, stressed in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV.com, which also addressed next week's ASEM summit and China's relations with its Asian neighbours.
Trade & Society 14-07-2016

Ifo economist: ‘China may not become a market economy in our lifetime’

Critics warn that granting Market Economy Status to China would threaten millions of European jobs. This is an exaggerated view, Erdal Yalcin told EURACTIV Germany.
Agrifood 01-03-2016

Bernd Lange: The US needs to improve workers’ rights

EXCLUSIVE / Labour rights in the US must be improved before any potential TTIP deal is signed and Brexit’s economic impact is of concern, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, Bernd Lange.
Trade & Society 22-01-2016

De Jonquières: China could retaliate for not receiving market economy status

In 2016, the EU will need to start pairing back the ‘non-market economy’ treatment it offers Chinese firms. The US ?is pressing the EU not to grant China Market Econony Status (MES) automatically, says Guy de Jonquières.
Agrifood 02-12-2015

Agriculture Secretary: Geographic protection ‘not an easy issue’ in TTIP

EXCLUSIVE / Tom Vilsack, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, said that Washington “respects” Europe’s claim for geographic protection of food in the transatlantic trade talks. But he said this should not prevent similar US products from being marketed under brands used on the American market.
Trade & Society 16-07-2015

Eurofer boss: Europe’s steel industry needs modern trade defence instruments

The European steel industry is confronted with unfair competitors outside the EU, Axel Eggert, Director General of Eurofer, told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Trade & Society 12-02-2013

WTO candidate: Trade inclusiveness remains top priority

Mari Elka Pangestu, one of the nine candidates to succeed World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy in May, tells Euractiv about her “multilateral and inclusive” vision for the WTO. 
Med & South 15-12-2010

Foreign Minister: Bridges symbolise change for Ukrainians

To illustrate the changes in Ukraine under its new leadership, the country's foreign minister, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, referred to three bridges in Kyiv, the construction of which had been stagnating for the past five years. Now people can see that they are actually being built, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 09-04-2008

Cameron: EU-Russia relations ‘should be more positive’

The EU must not allow itself to be divided by Russia and should instead adopt a much more positive tone to its relations, Fraser Cameron, the director of the EU-Russia Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 08-10-2007

O’Sullivan: ‘We are now close to the end point on Doha’

The Commission's Director-General for Trade David O'Sullivan tells EURACTIV he remains optimistic that global trade negotiations can still be succesfully concluded, even if it does mean the EU will have to offer more concessions on agricultural tariffs, and reminds the bloc's 27 members just how much free trade and globalisation has benefited them.
Trade & Society 20-11-2006

Boeing ‘very confident’ in WTO subsidy battle

In an interview with EURACTIV, Ted Austell, Boeing’s vice-president of international trade policy, and Robert T. Novick, who represents Boeing in the WTO aircraft subsidy cases, explain why they are confident in the US' case against the EU regarding subsidies awarded to Airbus, while reassuring that this dispute will not be detrimental to transatlantic relations nor to the WTO as an institution.
Trade & Society 08-03-2004

Full interview with Vandana Shiva on the ills of the world trading system

Vandana Shiva, Director of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, Dehra Dun, India, has shared her views with EURACTIV on the EU's emerging proposal to introduce a new principle, that of 'collective preferences', in international trade policy.
Public Affairs 07-11-2003

Piotr Kostro, President, Polish Chamber of Commerce of Medical Devices

Mr Kostro shares his views with EURACTIV's readers on enlargement, the current situation of health care in Poland and the lobbying efforts of the Polish medical devices sector.
Trade & Society 22-09-2003

Dr Claude Martin, Director General, WWF International

The WWF is not pleased about the collapse of world trade talks at Cancún, said Dr Martin. The WTO should, however, focus on its core business of "facilitating fair trade deals and promoting trade that contributes to sustainable development". The WTO is "not the right body to tackle fundamental environment and development issues", deems Dr Martin.
Trade & Society 24-06-2003

Pascal Lamy, European Commissioner for Trade

Commissioner Lamy insists that the EU for the 21st century must be a stronger, political Europe, able to transform its interdependence into solidarity. That is the basis for enabling the EU to promote its model of society on the global scene.