Peter Ungphakorn is a trade policy expert who writes for IEG Policy on agricultural trade relations between the EU and third countries, and on trade issues related to Brexit. Peter was formerly an information officer at the WTO in Geneva.
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The three major members of the World Trade Organization who called on Tuesday (January 14) for an overhaul of the WTO subsidies rules, face a near-impossible task to get their proposed amendments adopted.
Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers’ suggestion that the UK could charge higher than normal tariffs on imports that fail to meet British standards could run foul of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
The UK’s intention to simply refrain from collecting import duties on goods entering Northern Ireland across the Irish border, as announced earlier today (March 13), has sparked some lengthy debate among trade lawyers about whether, and if so how, this might violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
Britain’s proposal for taking up a share of the EU’s tariff quotas is designed to ensure other countries continue with the same access to the UK’s market, prevent surges in imports and maintain a suitable balance, UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox insisted yesterday (March 7).
World Trade Organization (WTO) members were unusually “frank and robust” in their comments and replies in a two-day meeting on US trade policy, a senior WTO official confirmed on December 19, as published statements and accounts from other sources described harsh exchanges between the US, EU and China.
Almost unnoticed, the United Kingdom has circulated draft commitments on services in the World Trade Organization (WTO), as it moves slowly towards becoming a fully independent WTO member outside the European Union.