EU moves ahead with tariffs on US but hopes for Biden change
Trade action traded between US and EU over support for aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.
EU can put tariffs on $4B of US goods over Boeing support: WTO
One of the largest penalties handed down by the global trade organization, considering which products to target.
Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during COVID-19’s second wave
Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products.
Canada’s “me first” COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost
Elevating national interests over global health slows progress and limits global capacity to pool resources, with devastating effects.
US appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body it rendered inoperative
It has collected almost $3 billion in illegal duties from Canadian softwood producers.
Trudeau vows Canada won’t back down in softwood dispute with US
Duties imposed in 2017 claiming Canada’s regulated forestry industry amounts to an unfair subsidy for producers.
Canadians cheer, US denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber
Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission declared wrong in 2017 when they imposed countervailing duties.
Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington
Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.
Airbus to expand production at plant on US Gulf Coast
As part of a plan to build 63 aircraft in its A320 family of planes per month, Airbus will increase to seven airplanes monthly by early next year.
EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse
A proposal to change some EU trade rules will enable it to act even when the WTO can’t give a final ruling.
World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court
Risks rising protectionism as countries could use tariffs and other sanctions to limit imports.
European Union fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus: WTO
Panel found that the EU had not taken sufficient steps to end harm to Boeing.
China seeks $2.4B in penalties against US at WTO
Decision says US must use “distorted Chinese prices” to measure subsidies in case that predates Trump.
Canada OK with EU plan to help WTO deal with Trump disruption: Carr
Alternative arbitration process would mirror the function of the Appellate Body.
US, China trade conflict was 20 years in the making
Eleven rounds of negotiations have failed to settle a dispute over Beijing’s push to challenge US technological dominance.
Canada calls out China at WTO for evidence to back canola ban
Two separate inspections by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have turned up nothing.
US wins WTO case against China over grain exports
China can appeal the decision.
From jets to cheese: US wants to put new tariffs on EU [UPDATED]
Suggests a breakdown in talks with the European Union over trade.
World trade forecasts slashed again amid US China standoff
Downgrade from 3.7% World Trade Organization forecast issued in September.
Future of WTO splits leaders at Asia Pacific summit
The Liberals have been championing changes to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has drawn the ire of US President Donald Trump.
U.S., China on the agenda, not at the table for WTO reform talks in Ottawa
The U.S. and China won’t be in the room Wednesday when 13 countries, including Canada, gather to discuss how best to bring the WTO into the 21st century.
WTO cuts trade growth forecast to 3.9% for 2018
Trade body predicts a further slowing of growth in volume terms to 3.7% in 2019.
[UPDATE] China files WTO challenge to US solar tariffs, sends trade envoy to US
Says 30% tariffs announced in January violate WTO rules and improperly help US producers.
Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU to talk auto tariffs
Auto parts makers say Canada and other countries have little choice but to respond in kind to any US trade actions.
Canada launches NAFTA challenge of ‘illegal’ US tariffs on solar panels
Part of Trudeau government’s broader defence of the international-rules based trading order.
US hits back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs
Called countermeasures “completely without justification under international rules.”
China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan
Beijing looking to rally support from governments that criticized Trump for going outside the WTO to impose tariffs.
US tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation
Tariffs are on affecting a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, pork and electric cars.
WTO rules in Canada’s favour on dispute with US on glossy paper duties
Found the US Department of Commerce acted inconsistently with trade rules.
EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade
Trudeau praised for “excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit.”
Europe expects to be hit by US tariffs on steel and aluminum
EU has threatened retaliatory tariffs.
EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus: WTO
Panel found French aerospace giant hasn’t been in compliance with some of the trade body’s rules since 2011