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A container ships sails to the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in Hong Kong, 11 July 2018. According to reports, Hong Kong's finance minister Paul Chan said the short-term impact on the city of China's escalating trade war with the United States would be limited to a dip in growth of just 0.1 or 0.2 of a percentage point. According to reports, US President Donald Trump announced on 10 July that US is preparing to impose 10 percent tariffs worth 200 billion US dollars on imported goods from China.A container ships sails the East lamma Channel, Hong Kong, China - 11 Jul 2018

Government and Trade

Can the Yuan Help Retailers as the Trade War Engulfs Fashion?

The fashion industry has been targeted in a government list of $200 billion worth of Chinese imports set for 10 percent levies.

clock July 12, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

The Eritrean delegation at the COMESA DTFA workshop held in the Seychelles last January.

Government and Trade

Key African Nations Establish Digital Free Trade Zone

Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.

clock February 11, 2018Bambina Wise

Government and Trade

‘Intangible Capital’ Seen of Growing Importance in Global Economy

According to WIPO, one-third of the value of manufactured goods sold globally, or $5.9 trillion, comes from “intangible capital,” the third-largest being textiles and apparel.

clock November 21, 2017John Zarocostas

Hanjin Shipping

Government and Trade

WTO Warns of ‘Deep’ Uncertainty Over Global Trade

WTO: World trade to rebound in 2017 and grow by 2.4 percent, but outlook clouded by downside risks and policy uncertainty.

clock April 12, 2017John Zarocostas

The TFA is aimed at speeding up the shipment of goods across borders.

Government and Trade

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Ratified

The agreement seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders.

clock February 22, 2017Arthur Friedman

Chinese president Xi Jinping attends the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru.

Government and Trade

China’s Xi Jinping Champions WTO Rules, Open World Economy

The pro-economic globalization remarks by Xi mark a turning point in multilateral diplomacy.

clock January 18, 2017John Zarocostas

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Government and Trade

USTR Urges Trade Reforms From China

While citing some positive developments, the overall picture currently presented by China’s WTO membership remains complex, USTR said.

clock January 9, 2017Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

WTO Trade Partners Hail U.S. Economy Amid Concern Over Protectionist Talk

A number of top WTO envoys used the session to voice their apprehensions about growing antitrade sentiment.

clock December 21, 2016John Zarocostas

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Government and Trade

PVH Signs Two UN Environmental Accords

Earlier this year PVH signed the U.N. Women’s Empowerment Principles to reinforce its commitment to gender equality in the workplace.

clock December 12, 2016Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

China Derails WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Some trade experts viewed the 11th hour move by China in the closing stage of the two-day ministerial talks “as a political miscalculation.”

clock December 5, 2016John Zarocostas

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Government and Trade

WTO Nears Trade Facilitation Agreement Enactment

The number of countries ratifying the TFA reached 100 on Nov. 29 when Dominica and Mongolia finalized their approval.

clock November 29, 2016Arthur Friedman

The World Bank ranked countries by trade logistics.

Government and Trade

WTO Establishes Panel on China’s Export Restraints

The move by the WTO advances a case the U.S. filed against China in July.

clock November 8, 2016Kristi Ellis

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Government and Trade

U.S. Requests WTO Panel on China’s Export Restraints

The U.S. filed a case against China at the WTO in July charging that it is using unfair trade practices that put U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage.

clock October 13, 2016Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Russia Urged to Liberalize Trade Policy at WTO

Russia is the world’s 10th largest apparel import market with shipments valued at more than $5.6 billion last year.

clock September 30, 2016John Zarocostas

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Government and Trade

WTO Revises Trade Forecast Downward for 2016

WTO trade economists also cut the trade growth forecast for 2017 to between 1.8 and 3.1 percent, down from 3.6 percent previously.

clock September 27, 2016John Zarocostas

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