International trade

In this photo provided by Nana Mariam Maiga, World Trade Organization Deputy Director General Yi Xiaozhun, centre, speaks at a news conference in Geneva, Tuesday Oct. 6, 2020, as he presented the world trade body’s revised forecast for merchandise trade growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. The World Trade Organization is predicting a 9.2% drop in merchandise trade this year, saying the hit from the pandemic doesn’t appear to be bad as first thought. At left is Robert Koopman, WTO chief economist, and at right, WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell. (Nana Mariam Maiga via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 1:47 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A former Chinese diplomat took center stage Tuesday at the World Trade Organization, announcing its revised prediction for a 9.2% percent decline in world merchandise trade this year and cautioning that a further hit could await if the coronavirus continues to spread. Deputy Director-...
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Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-institutional relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic addresses lawmakers during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even a basic trade deal by the end of the year is becoming more likely by the day. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 5:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even a basic trade deal by the end of the year is becoming more likely by the day. European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told the European...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the European Union for the brexite, hold a press conference after a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 6:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is calling on the United Kingdom to make a big final push to agree on a trade deal with the European Union in the wake of Brexit especially since fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is already hitting the economies on both sides of the English Channel very hard. German...
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October 03, 2020 - 5:55 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — South Africa and India have asked the World Trade Organization to waive some provisions in the international agreements that regulate intellectual property rights, to speed up efforts to prevent, treat and contain the COVID-19 pandemic and make sure developing countries are not...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen buttons her jacket as she arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. European Union leaders will be assessing the state of their economy and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on it during their final day of a summit meeting. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
October 02, 2020 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday will “take stock” of negotiations on a post-Brexit free trade deal and to “discuss next steps,” officials said. The announcement by both sides came as they were winding up another...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, prepares to take off her protective mask, prior to making a statement regarding the Withdrawal Agreement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)
October 01, 2020 - 8:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. The EU move underscored the worsening relations with Britain, which was a member...
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A Malaysian national flag is on display outside FGV Holdings Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest palm oil companies, in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 01, 2020 - 1:19 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and other abuses. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Trade issued the ban order against FGV...
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The EU flag hangs from Europa House in London, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The ninth round of trade talks between the EU and Britain is set to start in Brussels as the two sides continue to clash over the controversial UK Internal Market Bill. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 29, 2020 - 4:32 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators hunkered down Tuesday to seek last-minute compromises on everything from fisheries to competition in hopes of creating a post-Brexit trade deal. But the atmosphere was soured by U.K. lawmakers voting to let their government wriggle out of...
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In this photo made from video, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland addresses the High-level roundtable on Climate Ambition, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at UN headquarters. The virtual event was convened by the Secretary General with global climate leaders from government, business and finance, and civil society to showcase high-impact actions and solutions to confront the climate crisis. (Manuel Elías/UN Photo via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 5:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell the U.N. General Assembly that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations and will urge world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of...
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Heavy goods vehicles queue on a main road near Dover, southern England, after a police operation in the port city resulted in traffic congestion on nearby roads, Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. Authorities deployed the planned Operation Stack along main roads to cope with heavy traffic approaching the channel port to transit to mainland Europe. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 4:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year. Michael Gove, the minister in charge of Brexit preparations...
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