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Seychelles becomes the 161st member of the WTO

Global, Seychelles - June 2 2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) expanded its membership on April 26 with the addition of Seychelles as its 161st Member. Having originally applied…

United States holds first round of negotiations with 13 trading partners toward an Environmental Goods Agreement

Global, USA - August 1 2014 On July 8, 2014, the United States and 13 other Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including China, launched the first round of…

Cole Pfeiffer

State Department increases emphasis on international commerce

USA - June 3 2014 In an address at the annual meeting of the United States Export-Import Bank, Secretary of State John Kerry indicated an increased emphasis on…

Alex McLamb

The new Farm Bill's implications for WTO disputes on cotton and meat labeling

Global, USA - March 6 2014 President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) on February 7. In addition to its widespread impact on the economy and jobs in the…

WTO General Council approves Kazakhstan's accession; Liberia progresses toward accession

Global, Kazakhstan, Liberia - September 3 2015 In the run-up to the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Ministerial Conference in December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, the Organization's Accessions…