Australian farmers more competitive following historic WTO deal

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian farmers more competitive following historic WTO deal 

SYDNEY, Dec. 21 — Australia's farming produce is set to become more competitive after the World Trade Organization (WTO) agrees to end USD 15 billion in agriculture export subsidies at the weekend.

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China calls on WTO members to extend regional trade to multilateral level

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on China calls on WTO members to extend regional trade to multilateral level 

NAIROBI, Dec. 16 — china calls on all World Trade Organization (WTO) member nations to extend their regional and "plurilateral" commitments to a multilateral level, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Wednesday at WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.

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Australian economist sees China's "Belt and Road" strategy mutually beneficial

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian economist sees China's "Belt and Road" strategy mutually beneficial 

CANBERRA, Oct. 30 — The initiative of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is being offered up by china as a vision for a more prosperous region with connectivity and interdependence, an Australian economist said.

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APEC urges World Trade Organization members to ratify treaty amendment granting special licenses for export of medicines

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC urges World Trade Organization members to ratify treaty amendment granting special licenses for export of medicines 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has urged all World Trade Organization (WTO) members to ratify the Protocol Amending the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, considering the importance of facilitating access to medicines.

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Second-hand smoke causes over 100,000 deaths in China annually: WHO

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Second-hand smoke causes over 100,000 deaths in China annually: WHO 

BEIJING, Oct. 19 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on china to enact a national tobacco control law in a report on Monday that said second-hand smoke causes more than 100,000 deaths in the country annually.

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Russia may allow agro imports if west invests in processing facilities

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia may allow agro imports if west invests in processing facilities 

MOSCOW, March 2 — Russia could potentially allow imports of agricultural raw materials if western countries agree to invest in processing facilities on the Russian territory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when responding to Greece’s request to continue fruits import to Russia.

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India challenges WTO panel's ruling

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on India challenges WTO panel's ruling 

GENEVA, Jan. 29 — India has challenged a WTO panel's ruling that the country's ban on American poultry product imports was inconsistent with global norms.

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