G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat

The world’s financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged “further dialogue” on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of a trade war days before U.S. metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China.

  • Australia agrees to accept Laos as WTO member

    (KPL) Australia has finally agreed to accept the Lao PDR as the member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after the bilateral negotiation started since 2006 has been already approved by two sides.

  • Vietnam, India promote garments, textiles trade exchange

    HANOI, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The "Vietnam-India trade exchange in garments and textile industry" seminar was held in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on Wednesday.

  • Ukraine, Serbia Begin FTA Negotiations

    Ukraine and Serbia have begun negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA), designed to bolster bilateral relations.

  • US: Lugar urges US-ASEAN FTA negotiations

    United States Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Republican Leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced legislation encouraging United States officials to initiate Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between the U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which presently accounts for the fourth largest export market of the United States.

  • EU free trade pact sparks debate on KORUS FTA

    From Friday, Koreans will be able to purchase products made in 27 European Union member states at cheaper prices than before, as the free trade pact between the two takes effect.

  • WTO rules Philippine liquor tax illegal

    BRUSSELS - Taxes levied by the Philippines on alcoholic drinks from the European Union and United States are illegal under global trade rules, the world's trade dispute body ruled on Monday, according to sources close to the case.

  • Trans-Pacific partnership yields good results – and more on way

    The seventh round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement has achieved important results and is expected to attain several goals in key areas by year-end, according to trade officials.

  • New Zealand: Dairy unaffected by India deal

    Waikato farmers will benefit from a potential free trade agreement with India but it will not have a direct impact on the dairy payout, according to a Waikato academic.