NFTC Statement on the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Jake Colvin issued the following statement on June 17 following the conclusion of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva: “It is clear that there’s a tremendous need for a vibrant WTO that is able to tackle shared global priorities, but this ministerial laid bare the increasingly severe limits to meaningful outcomes that require unanimous agreement. “Rather than digging into conversations about forward-looking ... [+]

Following President Trump’s Section 301 Decisions, USTR Launches New WTO Challenge Against China

The United States is taking action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s unfair technology practices that run counter to WTO rules. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) – at the direction of President Trump – has filed a request for consultations with China at the WTO to address China’s ... [+]

WTO’s ITA to Phase out Tariffs

Participants in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) have finalized a deal that will phase out tariffs on 90% of global technology exports. Expanding the ITA will particularly benefit exporters from states such as Washington, which is home to a large number of IT, medical device, and high ... [+]

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