EVFTA to introduce new dispute resolution tribunal

The European Commission and Vietnam’s Ministry of Trade and Industry have agreed on the final text for the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), formally concluding the legal review of the document.

  • 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.

  • China welcomes WTO panel ruling on EU's anti-dumping measures

    BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday welcomed a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruling that rejected anti-dumping measures imposed by the European Union (EU) on leather shoes imported from China.

  • WTO largely backs China over EU in shoe dumping case

    (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization panel largely backed China on Friday in a complaint about European Union import duties on Chinese footwear, dealing a partial victory also to European importers and retailers.

  • Vietnam: High prices boost farm exports

    HA NOI — Exports of agricultural products during the first 10 months of this year reached a total of US$11.6 billion, a year-on-year increase of nearly 45 per cent, with export value bolstered by high prices.

  • Vanuatu Welcomed As 154th WTO Member

    The General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has approved Vanuatu's WTO membership bid. Vanuatu must ratify the deal by December 31, 2011, before becoming the WTO's 154th member thirty days after ratification.