Weak WTO agreement on harmful fishing subsidies

Tuna fishing, off Ametlla de Mar (Spain), July 9, 2021. PAU BARRENA / AFP A watered-down and partial agreement, of course, but an agreement all the same: the one hundred and sixty-four member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded their negotiations on subsidies in the fishing sector, Thursday, June 16, with thirty -six … Read more

According to Pascal Lamy, “the entire economy of the planet has benefited from China’s accession to the WTO”

Pascal Lamy, former Director General of the WTO from 2005 to 2013. BENOÎT TESSIER / AFP Pascal Lamy has witnessed closely the rise of China over the past twenty years. As European Commissioner for Trade from 1999 to 2004, he participated in the negotiations on the Asian giant’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), … Read more

the WTO ministerial conference victim of the new Omicron variant

A sign announcing the 12th Ministerial Conference, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 25, 2021. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS The World Trade Organization (WTO) had to postpone at the last minute, Friday, November 26, its first ministerial conference in four years in the face of the resurgence of … Read more

the dispute could be settled before the WTO

Bottles of Russian “champagne”, in a small shop in central Moscow, July 3, 2021. ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP The decision has “Scandalized” French champagne producers. The name “champagne”, often usurped and now protected, is threatened in Russia by a law signed by President Vladimir Poutine himself on Friday July 2. The text obliges distributors of … Read more