World Trade Organization

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

By Keith Nuthall

China has said it will scrap the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it has been imposing on broiler product exports from the United States, following a long World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle over the issue.

International beef bodies are calling for trade reforms to help boost the industry

International Beef Alliance calls for trade reforms

By Aidan Fortune

The International Beef Alliance (IBA) has repeated its call for ministers to agree on a path to achieve meaningful trade reforms that lead to liberalisation of the global trading environment, while protecting beef producers’ livelihoods.

No US pork deal with Thailand

No US pork deal with Thailand

By Oscar Rousseau

Thailand and the US did not strike a deal to drop what one industry insider called a “de facto ban” on American pork imports when the two countries met in Washington recently.

Obama administration threatening sanctions against EU over beef ban ©iStock

US reignites trade battle with EU over beef imports

By Louis Gore-Langton

US trade representatives have heeded calls from the country’s meat industry to act on ‘unfair and discriminatory’ rules on US beef imports to the EU – threatening to reopen a 20 year dispute and put sanctions on European products.

The US government is challenging China over WTO violations, adding 'unfair' taxes on America's poultry producers

US challenges China over WTO violation

By Aaron McDonald

US trade representative Michael Froman has announced that the US will be challenging China over breaching World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Canada and Mexico receive $43.22 and $47.55m respectively after COOL dispute

WTO slash Canada-Mexico damages claim by a third

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ordered that Canada and Mexico accept a third of the compensation they were seeking for economic losses caused by the USA’s country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules for beef and pork. 

Brazil has accused Indonesia of 'overly formalist behavior'

Indonesia delays WTO hearing on Brazilian chicken

By Keith Nuthall

Indonesia has used procedural tactics to delay the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes settlement panel hearing on Brazilian claims that the south-east Asian country has  illegally blocked its chicken exports.

The country-of-origin-labelling (COOL) debate rages on following a meeting between Montana Farmers' Union and US Congress

Montana farmers meet with Congress over COOL

By Chloe Ryan

The Montana Farmers’ Union (MFU) has met with members of the US Congress to urge support for country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. 

US officials made their case at the WHO's headquarters in Geneva

COOL labelling sanctions not cool, argues US

By Peter Ungphakorn in Geneva

Canada and Mexico should dilute sanctions they want the World Trade Organisation (WHO) to approve in retaliation against Washington’s beef and pork country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules, the US has argued at a WHO hearing.

Ottawa has asked permission to impose levies that would yield CA$3.068 billion in annual revenues

Canada and USA back at WTO over COOL

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again been asked to arbitrate over the dispute between Canada and the US over American country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat and livestock products.

Canada has already issued a preliminary list of US exports that could be subjected to retaliatory tariffs

Pressure piles on US to scrap COOL rules as American WTO appeal fails

By Keith Nuthall

Canadian meat industry officials and politicians have redoubled their calls for the US to liberalise its country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock, now the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has delivered a final negative ruling on the...


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