World Trade Organization

Global treaty to remove customs bureaucracy comes into force

An international pact that could boost global trade by up to 1 trillion dollars per year entered into force on Wednesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced in Geneva.

WTO rules against Russian tariffs on European vans

Russian duties on transport vans from Germany and Italy run counter to its free-trade obligations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in a ruling on Friday.

WTO rules Boeing subsidies illegal in EU-US aircraft dispute

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has received forbidden subsidies for its 777X wide-body passenger jet, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday, deciding the latest round of the ongoing EU-US aviation trade spat in Europe's favour.

EU: "Several errors" in WTO ruling on Airbus subsidies

The European Union pushed back Thursday against a ruling that it was illegally subsidizing aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

EU loses latest round in spat with US over Airbus and Boeing aid

The European Union suffered a blow in its lengthy spat over airplane maker subsidies on Thursday when the World Trade Organization (WTO) said that the bloc had failed to stop its subsidized financing of Airbus, which had previously been found to break global trade rules.

Russian ban on EU pork is illegal, WTO rules

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled Friday that a Russian ban on pork imports from the European Union is in violation of its rules, coming down against Moscow for the second time this month in complaints brought by Brussels.

WTO rules first time against Russia, calls import duties violations

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said Friday that Russia violated its rules by imposing higher than agreed import duties on paper, refrigerators and palm oil.

Afghanistan joins World Trade Organization

Afghanistan joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday as the 164th country to do so, officials said.

WTO countries fail to agree on future of development agenda

India and Venezuela criticized that the more than 160 WTO countries could not agree on whether to continue or abandon the so-called Doha round.

WTO trade talks start as rich and emerging countries hit stalemate

Disagreements between industrialized and emerging economies on how to liberalize global trade and include poorer countries are set to overshadow the first day of ministerial World Trade Organization talks in Nairobi.