WTO Panel Rules against China's Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

Volume
15,
Number
25
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6 July 2011
6 July 2011
In a high profile dispute over access to Chinese natural resources, a WTO panel on Tuesday 5 July found that China violated international trade rules by restricting the exportation of nine raw materials, refuting Beijing's claim that these restrictions were based on environmental grounds. The panel...
6 July 2011
After signs last week from the White House that the US Congress was ready to move on the long-awaited free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, Republicans in both chambers have renewed their push against the reauthorization of extensions to a worker aid programme, even at the...
6 July 2011
The past few weeks have seen surprising progress on two major WTO controversies, with South Korea and Canada appearing to have settled their differences on market access for Canadian beef, and the US deciding not to appeal a WTO panel report that once again found Washington's zeroing practices in...
6 July 2011
The EU's free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea officially came into force on 1 July, making it the 27-member bloc's first deal with an Asian country; it also marks the largest trade pact negotiated by Brussels. The agreement, which was signed this past October (see Bridges Weekly, 13 October...
6 July 2011
Switzerland is the world's most innovative economy, according to a ranking released last week in Geneva by the Paris-based INSEAD business school, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Alcatel-Lucent, Booz & Company, and the Confederation of Indian Industry...
6 July 2011
7-8 July, Washington, US. CHALLENGES TO CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS IN 2012. This conference, hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in collaboration with Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council and National Chengchi University, will focus on the future of US-Taiwan-China relations. Taiwan...
6 July 2011
PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENT POLICIES FOR DEVELOPMENT: A HANDBOOK. Edited by Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur for the World Bank. This handbook offers an introduction to the world of modern preferential trade agreements (PTAs). It goes beyond the traditional paradigm of trade creation...