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U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO
The U.S. is weighing a plan to increase its long-standing ceiling on tariffs in a move meant to trigger a renegotiation of relationships with fellow World Trade Organization members and step up its
WTO Takes Center Stage in Trump’s Global Trade Drama
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U.S. Presses Case to Defang the Global Economy’s Trade Referee
Sixteen years ago, a brash trade lawyer named Robert Lighthizer was nominated to represent the U.S. at the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, which officiates disputes that affect billions of
Carney Dismisses Johnson's No-Tariff Plan for No-Deal Brexit
Mark Carney Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Johnson Says He Doesn't Expect No-Deal Departure: Brexit Update
Boris Johnson softened his Brexit rhetoric once again, saying the chances are “a million to one against” the U.K. leaving without a deal.
Why Article 24 Is No Soft Landing for a No-Deal Brexit
It’s a solution that’s already been rejected by the EU and the WTO.
The World’s Tariff Referee Gasps for Life
Tariffs get all the headlines in President Donald Trump’s two-pronged attack on the global trading system. The other disruptive part of his plan is quietly playing out far from the Group of 20
WTO Says Global Trade Restrictions at Second-Highest on Record
The World Trade Organization warned that a spike in trade restrictions by major nations is threatening to hold back the global economy.
U.S. Tariff Pain Varies From Turret to Trenches
From Bible publishers to fishing rod suppliers, they’re streaming to Washington from across the U.S. and pleading for mercy from President Donald Trump’s most radical trade threat yet -- tariffs on
Japan’s Exports Slump, Hopes Turn to Trump-Xi
The stage for next week’s Trump-Xi trade war summit is also the scene of mounting casualties.
When This China Critic Speaks, It Pays to Listen
To fully grasp President Donald Trump’s China strategy, the first step is understanding Robert Lighthizer. No one besides Trump himself has more ownership of the U.S.’s tariff policy toward Beijing
Why a Trump-Xi Truce at G-20 Isn’t a Slam Dunk
The suspense is building ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Japan next week, with many analysts and investors betting that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines and agree
The WTO director talks to basically every major world leader—except Trump
In August, US president Donald Trump issued a grave warning for the World Trade Organization: If the trade dispute resolution body doesn’t “shape up,” the…
WTO Chief Makes Rallying Cry for Trade as Trump Targets Cars
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said anyone who supports free trade must speak out against the increasing threats to the multilateral order.
EU Weighs Changes to WTO Rules to Appease U.S.
The European Commission proposed ways to resolve the Trump administration’s concerns over the functioning of the World Trade Organization, in a bid to avert a looming crisis that could undermine the
China Says It Won't Back Down in a Trade War Started by Trump
China fired back at President Donald Trump’s latest tariff barrage, saying it won’t back down in the trade war that was started unilaterally by the U.S.
The economics case for using Zen to think about trade
Free traders are in pain. The latest protectionist measure they bemoan as a threat to the decades-old free-trade system: 25% tariffs on $50 billion Chinese…
Trump’s ‘America First’ Disrupts Yet Another European Project
Efforts by European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron to reform global trade rules are hitting a snag as the U.S. rattles trans-Atlantic relations with its “America First” approach to
U.S.-China Trade Fight Takes Shape in Geneva
After President Trump upended the global order with threats of tariffs, his ambassador to the WTO took aim at both China and the trade body itself.
WTO Warns of Economic Damage From Escalation in Trade Tensions
The head of the WTO warned of the fallout from a trade war, urging nations to step back from the brink and avoid ratcheting up tension.