WTO

  • 69 days ago

    Phil Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

    Hogan has been a European commissioner since 2014, initially responsible for agriculture and since late 2019 for trade.

  • 4392 days ago

    EU ministers to discuss fallout from WTO talks collapse

    European ministers are meeting today to discuss how to respond to the collapse of the latest round of world trade talks in Geneva last night.

  • EU trade negotiator Peter Mandelson.
    4393 days ago

    Mandelson: Trivial clause sinks world trade talks

    The collapse of world trade talks in Geneva has been bitterly condemned by EU trade negotiator Peter Mandelson as “a burial”.

  • 4393 days ago

    IFA accused of misleading public about WTO deal

    The EU Agriculture Commissioner has reportedly accused the Irish Farmers Association of misleading the public about the impact of a potential deal at world trade talks in Geneva.

  • A World Trade Organisation draft deal to open up farm and manufacturing commerce has provided a "path forward" to ending seven years of frustrating talks on a new global trade pact, the top US negotiator says.
    4396 days ago

    WTO talks to resume today

    A World Trade Organisation draft deal to open up farm and manufacturing commerce has provided a “path forward” to ending seven years of frustrating talks on a new global trade pact, the top US negotiator says.

  • 4396 days ago

    IFA to protest against WTO today

    Members of the Irish Farmers' Association are to protest over a likely World Trade Organisation deal outside the Taoiseach's constituency office in Co Offaly.

  • 4397 days ago

    ICSA calls for end to WTO talks

    The Irish Cattle and Sheepfarmers' Association (ICSA) said today that it is time to call a halt to World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations.

  • Independent MEP Kathy Sinnott today pledged to 'grill' Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson when she met him to discuss the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks.
    4456 days ago

    Cork MEP to 'grill' Mandelson on trade

    Independent MEP Kathy Sinnott today pledged to ‘grill’ Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson when she met him to discuss the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks.

  • 4460 days ago

    ICSA calls for scrapping of WTO talks

    Irish Cattle and Sheepfarmers’ Association (ICSA) president Malcolm Thompson has today called for the Doha round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks to be scrapped completely, calling it "obsolete and no longer relevant to the current global situation".

  • 5129 days ago

    Global trade talks collapse

    Global commerce talks at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva collapsed today as top powers failed to agree on steps towards liberalising trade in farm and manufactured goods.

  • 5129 days ago

    Global trade talks risk collapse

    Global commerce talks at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva appeared on the brink of collapse today as top powers stumbled in attempts to agree on steps towards liberalising trade in farm and manufactured goods.

  • 5129 days ago

    Schwab says US won’t give up on trade talks

    Renewed efforts to revive global commerce talks appeared in trouble today as top trading powers said they had failed so far to make progress on thorny issues such as US and European farm support.

  • 5346 days ago

    Minister: Ireland will benefit from WTO deal

    Irish trade will benefit from the World Trade Organisation deal, a Government minister said today.

  • 5346 days ago

    Northern farmers in trade talks deal warning

    The British government must ensure the end of excessive bureaucracy if it wants the Northern Irish farming industry to survive the outcome of the World Trade Talks, ministers were warned today.

  • 5347 days ago

    End of subsidies a 'black day' for Irish farmers

    The decision to phase out all EU farm export subsidies by 2013 is a black day for Irish families, farmers’ leaders said tonight.

  • 5347 days ago

    WTO negotiators approve trade agreement

    World Trade Organisation negotiators today officially approved a trade agreement that eliminates farm export subsidies by 2013 and makes modest cuts in other trade barriers.

  • 5347 days ago

    Trade talks 'breakthrough' awaits approval

    World trade talks reached an apparent breakthrough on the most contentious issue of the six-day session today, with an agreement that wealthy countries would eliminate farm export subsidies by 2013.

  • 5347 days ago

    WTO draft 'acceptable but no success': Mandelson

    EU trade chief Peter Mandelson today called the final draft of a WTO agreement “acceptable” – saving the meeting from failure, but not quite making it a success either.

  • 5348 days ago

    Riots as trade delegates barter over compromise

    Anti-globalisation protesters battled with riot police today and tried to storm a convention centre in Hong Kong where World Trade Organisation negotiators raced against the clock to reach a compromise they hoped would rescue the talks from being a flop.

  • 5348 days ago

    Trade talks protestors clash with police

    Hundreds of protestors fought with riot police today in the most violent demonstrations since trade ministers from around the world began meeting in Hong Kong five days ago.