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UAE ratifies WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement

The UAE has ratified the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement and has confirmed its acceptance, becoming the first Arab country to do so, said a report. Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansouri, Minister of Econ

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WTO backs agri reforms, split on Doha

The World Trade Organization reached deals on agricultural export subsidies, food aid and other issues on Saturday, capping a ministerial conference in the Kenyan capital where rich and poor countries had been split over the path of trade reform

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Iran 'ready to negotiate its way into WTO'

Iran is prepared to negotiate its way into the World Trade Organization, Industry Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said on Thursday, building on the momentum of a landmark nuclear deal as Tehran restores international economic links after yea

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WTO members cut import tariffs on over 200 IT products

More than 50 members of the World Trade Organization signed an agreement on Wednesday to remove import tariffs on 201 information technology products, marking the first major global tariff-cutting deal in 19 years. The products co

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China's cheap exports will be harder to resist

China has served notice to World Trade Organization members including the European Union and US that complaints about its cheap exports will need to meet a higher standard from December 2016, a Beijing envoy said at a WTO meeting.

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$3.6trn boost to trade from deal to cut red tape: WTO

The benefits of a treaty that will cut red tape at borders and standardise customs procedures are much larger than previously thought and could add $3.6 trillion to annual global exports, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in a report on Mo

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Turkey considering WTO appeal over US steel pipe duties

Turkey is considering lodging an appeal with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against a US move to slap anti-dumping duties on imports of Turkish steel pipes, an industry group told Reuters. “We firmly believe that the Tur

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WTO in $1.3 trillion deal to cut IT products import tariffs

The World Trade Organization finalised a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force.

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WTO agrees to cut tariff on more IT products

World trade negotiators seeking to eliminate tariffs on IT products agreed over the weekend to expand the list on which tariffs would be dropped to about 200 products with an annual trade value of some $1 trillion.   World tra

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UAE to host WTO meeting

UAE will host an important meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) focusing on reforms of the global trading system on October 28, during the Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) in Abu Dhabi. Organised in partnership with t

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