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Sep 15, 2010

WTO hands over confidential report on Boeing aid

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization delivered an interim ruling on Wednesday into the legality of U.S. government support for Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) which will help determine the outcome of a transatlantic aerospace industry row.

The confidential ruling, which will not be made public for another 6-12 months, was handed to officials of the United States and European Union, the two trading powers contesting the case.

Sep 15, 2010

Trade helped developing countries cut poverty – Lamy

GENEVA (Reuters) – The global trading system has helped developing countries fight poverty by preventing the rise of protectionism in the financial crisis, the head of the World Trade Organisation said Wednesday.

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said it was striking that emerging economies were now the most vociferous in calling for conclusion of the Doha round to open up world trade, as they stand to benefit further from a rewriting of global trade rules.

Sep 1, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Aug 27, 2010

Australia must tighten mining, racism laws: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Australia must tighten rules governing the behavior of its companies, especially mining firms, toward indigenous people at home and abroad, a United Nations human rights body said on Friday.

The 18-member committee of independent experts on racism also told Australia to do more to integrate recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and other Muslim countries and tackle racism against indigenous people in Australia.

Aug 16, 2010

WTO raps EU tariffs on technology goods

GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization panel gave broad backing on Monday to the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their complaint over controversial European duties on electronics products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into line with international rules.

The panel said the EU had imposed the duties on flat-panel displays, multifunction printers and television set-top boxes in violation of the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement.

Aug 16, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 16, 2010

WTO raps EU in IT suit, Brussels complains

GENEVA, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization panel
gave broad backing on Monday to the United States, Japan and
Taiwan in their complaint over European duties on electronics
products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into
line with international rules.

The panel said that the EU had imposed the duties on
flat-panel displays, multifunction printers and television
set-top boxes in violation of the WTO’s Information Technology
Agreement (ITA).

Aug 13, 2010
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      "I write about world trade for Reuters and also lead our Geneva bureau covering international organisations based in Geneva. I spent many years in Eastern Europe, both before the Berlin Wall came down, and after 1989, when I covered the economic transition of the region. I also worked in Moscow from 1994 to 1998, where I set up Reuters domestic service for Russia and the CIS, and ran news operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries from 1998 to 2002 and Southeast Asia from 2002 to 2007."
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