World Trade Organization

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Australia and China team up to protest WTO blockages caused by US vetoes on appeal body
More than 100 countries stress ‘the urgency and importance’ of filling appeal judge positions as US continues years-long disruption started by Trump

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Australia seeks direct resolution of trade dispute with China before WTO ruling
As Penny Wong heads to Beijing for the first such visit in four years, trade minister says he is confident economic issues can be resolved

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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US Covid recovery in ‘jeopardy’ unless poorer countries helped, group warns
Congressional group writes letter urging Biden to extend WTO agreement aimed at easing generic vaccine exports

Dominic Rushe

05, Oct, 2022 @5:08 PM

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Jeremy Hobbs obituary
Other lives: Executive director of Oxfam International dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty

Pauline Martin-Alvarez

26, Sep, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Australian trade minister offers ‘compromise’ with China over anti-dumping tariffs
Australia is proceeding with trade disputes in WTO but Don Farrell says other options may emerge in talks between two countries

Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst

05, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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First WTO deal on fishing subsidies hailed as historic despite ‘big holes’
Environment groups welcome long-awaited deal to curb harmful subsidies but say key measures to curb overfishing were dropped

Karen McVeigh

21, Jun, 2022 @11:58 AM

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The WTO, with its ‘market knows best’ ideology, has failed. It’s time to bury it | Nick Dearden
The WTO has encouraged agricultural monopolies and cheap labour, and created vulnerable supply chains, says Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now

Nick Dearden

13, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The WTO faces a make or break week over vaccines | Larry Elliott
The ruling on whether or not to waive patent rules will this week show if the trade body is for the world or the west

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Jun, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Geoengineering must be regulated if used to cut emissions, says former WTO head
Pascal Lamy to lead commission exploring how methods to tackle global heating could be governed

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

17, May, 2022 @9:33 AM

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Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO
Analysis: EU and US pharma giants’ intellectual property rights stop poorer countries accessing vital medication – despite WTO claims of progress

Phillip Inman

09, May, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Hopes rise for Covid vaccine patent waiver after key countries agree on proposal
The proposal, if passed by the full council, could allow other countries to make vaccines without paying pharmaceutical companies

Dominic Rushe and Phillip Inman

03, May, 2022 @8:11 PM

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Poorer countries need urgent food help to stop disorder, say global bodies
WTO and World Bank among those saying richer countries must step in to alleviate effects of rising prices and shortages

Larry Elliott Economics editor

13, Apr, 2022 @5:47 PM

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