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Vietnam-RoK ties flourishing at 25

A quarter of a century of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) has yielded substantial progress, especially in investment and trade, said Bui Huy Son, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Department (Vietrade).

  • EU agrees to back Russia's WTO entry

    BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The European Union formally backed Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organisation on Tuesday, clearing the way for Moscow to join the body in 2011 after 17 years of trying.

  • China Denies Discussions With Argentina on Corn, Yicai Reports

    China’s Ministry of Agriculture said it hadn’t held talks with its Argentine counterpart on importing corn from the Latin American nation, Yicai.com reported, citing a press statement from the ministry.

  • EU signs up to back Russian WTO accession

    Russia and the European Union have finalized a “key questions” memorandum of understanding, which is expected to see all outstanding bilateral issues concerning Russian World Trade Organisation accession resolved by the end of 2011.

  • Armenia Joins WTO Government Procurement Agreement

    YEREVAN, December 7. /ARKA/. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Commission on Government Procurements approved Armenia’s joining the Commission, the press office of Armenian Economy Ministry reports.

  • ‘India-EU trade pact ready by early 2011′

    New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A key free trade accord between India and the European Union that remains inconclusive despite protracted negotiations will be finalised by early 2011, an official said Tuesday.

  • WTO Secretariat reports drop in anti-dumping investigations and measures

    The WTO Secretariat reported that during the period 1 January — 30 June 2010, the number of initiations of new anti-dumping investigations showed a 29% decrease compared with the corresponding period of 2009.

  • China’s Unfulfilled WTO Promises

    WASHINGTON—Many U.S. lawmakers and businesses believe that China’s trade and currency policies have become increasingly detrimental to the global free markets.

    A recently released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2010 Annual Report added additional fuel in the China-U.S. trade spat.

  • WTO’s first Advanced Trade Policy Course concludes in Geneva

    Twenty-four government officials from developing countries and economies in transition concluded the three-month intensive training course on 2 December 2010 at the WTO.