Blog Posts: World Trade Organization

WTO Moves to Reel in Fishy Subsidies

A new, collaborative approach by the WTO's Ministerial Conference may help convince more of the organization's members to support a ban on subsidies that facilitate ecologically harmful overfishing.
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No Comments | Posted by Kathleen M. Cusack (Katie) on Sun. February 14, 2016 12:50 PM
Categories: Conservation, Food and agriculture, Japan, Natural resources, World Trade Organization

WTO ruling threatens U.S. labels on dolphin-free tuna

The WTO Appellate Body recently declared the U.S. dolphin-safe labeling program for canned tuna discriminatory against Mexican tuna imports and in violation of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
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No Comments | Posted by Amanda R. Dizon on Sat. January 9, 2016 12:38 PM
Categories: Conservation, Food and agriculture, Mexico, Natural resources, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United States, World Trade Organization

TPP provides controversial new IP rights for biological drugs

Representatives of the United States and the eleven other parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on groundbreaking protections for intellectual-property rights in biological drugs. But the standards are uneven, the result of eleventh-hour negotiations whose details remain largely secret.


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No Comments | Posted by Sarah J. Sawyer on Wed. October 14, 2015 3:07 PM
Categories: Free Trade, Intellectual property, Medical Markets, United States, WikiLeaks, World Trade Organization

Sneak Preview: Rules of Origin and the Kaesong Industrial Complex: South Korea's Uphill Battle Against the Principle of Territoriality

This article is a case study about the rules of origin (ROOs) dealing with products undergoing outward processing (OP) in the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC). OP refers to temporary exportation of goods for further manufacturing. As the word “temporary” indicates, the finished goods are usually imported back to the home country for domestic consumption or permanent exportation.


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No Comments | Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Mon. October 28, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: North Korea, South Korea, World Trade Organization

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