U.S. committed to WTO and wants it to succeed, trade rep Tai says

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday affirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying that reforms were possible as the body readies for a major ministerial conference next month.FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade

Top U.S., South Korean trade officials discuss supply chain resiliency -USTR

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and South Korean Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo

Japan exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s exports posted their strongest growth in more than three years in March, led by a surge in China-bound shipments, in a sign the economy continued to recover from last year’s deep coronavirus slump. The trade data

UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday (US time) that should avert economic chaos on New Year’s and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. Once

EU lawmakers back U.S. lobster deal after Biden election win

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers have backed a small trade deal with the United States to remove EU tariffs on U.S. lobsters following Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about health care

Kazakhstan in line for S'pore trade deal

SINGAPORE – A new services and investment agreement between Singapore and Kazakhstan will bolster trade ties that have been growing in strength in recent years. Negotiations for the pact, which is part of a deal between Singapore and the Eurasian

Digital economy pacts pave way for Singapore to keep pace with trends on global stage, spur job creation

SINGAPORE – Amid a drive for digitalisation that is already changing cities and economies, Singapore initiated discussions with like-minded trade partners to develop basic rules for digital trade and a framework for collaboration in the digital era. Formal negotiations culminated