Substantial progress made in RCEP negotiations: China

China on Thursday said substantial progress have been made on negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in which India is a part, and it will work with other parties to reach a modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial agreement as soon as possible.

  • What Will WTO Membership Mean For Russia?

    After 18 years of on-again off-again negotiations, this past week Russia cleared some of the last hurdles standing in the way of becoming a full-fledged member of the World Trade Organization.

  • Vietnam seeks ways for more exports to EU

    HANOI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The European Chamber of Commerce ( EuroCham) in Vietnam held a seminar to update information for exports to the European Union (EU) market in southern Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, reported Vietnam News Agency.

  • Czechs could delay EU trade deal over visa issue

    The Czech government is indicating it could delay the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade agreement, a deal that would be larger in scope than the North American Free Trade Agreement, if the Canadian government doesn’t scrap a visa requirement it imposed on Czech citizens in 2009.

  • China Welcomes WTO Shoe Tariff Ruling

    China has welcomed the findings of the World Trade Organisation's Dispute Settlement Body that the European Union's application of anti-dumping duties contravened trade law, in a recent judgment partially in favour of the nation.

  • Medvedev hopeful for Dec WTO entry

    Oct 30 (Reuters) - Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday she is hopeful Russia could join the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December.

  • Kirk Outlines US Ambitions For Asia-Pac Trade

    The United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk used a recent speech at the US Chamber of Commerce to emphasize the focus that the Administration is putting on trade relations with the Asia-Pacific, because “that is where the world’s most dynamic economies are expanding rapidly and creating significant opportunities to increase US exports and jobs".

  • Vietnam: Ministry to revise tariffs for next year

    HA NOI — The Ministry of Finance is gathering recommendations on a draft for import and export tariffs for 2012.

  • Lawmakers warn Obama over Russia's WTO bid

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior lawmakers urged the Obama administration Saturday to insist Russia meet high standards in its bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying they worried about the impact on American jobs and businesses.