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US and Allies Condemn China’s Trade Policy at WTO Forum

The United States (US) and a number of its close allies have used the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) periodic review of China’s trade policies to channel their anger over Beijing’s refusal to comply with regulations intended to establish an equal arena of competition for all participants in the exchange of …

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For the first time, Japan’s trade union was chaired by a woman

The chairman of the Confederation of Japanese Trade Unions, Tomoko Yoshino, Friday (22/10) expressed his gratitude for being the first woman to hold the position. She promised to work hard to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Speaking in Tokyo, she said Japanese women continue to face restrictions and many …

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Johnson and Ardern Agree to Anglo-New Zealand trade deal

Britain and New Zealand have agreed a trade deal that removes tariffs on a variety of goods. Britain expands economic ties around the world after leaving the European Union. The deal was cemented late Wednesday at a telephone conference between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his New Zealand counterpart, …

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Pakistan Opens Air Route to Facilitate Afghan Trade

For the first time, Pakistan has opened its air trade route for commercial cargo to Afghanistan, to help the Taliban government cope with the worsening economic crisis. “Islamabad International Airport is now open to Afghanistan’s high-value transit trade,” Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special representative for Afghanistan, tweeted Saturday. Sadiq said a …

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US to hold open discussions on trade with China

Leading U.S. trade negotiators say China has failed to meet its trade commitments from last year and Washington will soon hold open discussions with Beijing. In a speech Monday in Washington, the chief US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said, “China is making commitments intended to benefit certain American industries, including …

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WTO Improves Global Trade Forecast

A resurgence of global economic activity in the first half of 2021 pushed trade in goods beyond its levels at the height of the pandemic. This led World Trade Organization (WTO) economists to increase their forecasts for global trade in 2021 and 2022, the AP news agency reported. Speaking to …

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Hong Kong Trade Union Disbands Due to Impact of Security Act

Hong Kong’s largest independent trade union was disbanded on Sunday (3/10), further fueling fears of narrowing space for civil society groups, while the national security law and the vast powers it grants to the police dampen dissent (silencing dissidents). ) in that global financial center. Founded in 1990, the 145,000-member …

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Australia Reacts, EU Postpones Trade Talks Amid Dispute

Australia’s finance minister said he saw the “value” of free trade talks between the European Union and Australia being postponed after a dispute arose over Canberra’s decision to cancel a multi-million-euro French submarine contract, an EU official said. Treasury Secretary Simon Birmingham said people should not “over-interpret.” “These are trade …

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