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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.


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The Trade Facilitation Agreement will be of benefit to all members of the WTO because the costs of implementing the Agreement are likely to be…

 




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Global Trade Facilitation Agreement Now In Force
A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22 February 2017 when the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the first multilateral deal concluded since the creation of the World Trade Organization, entered into force,
EU Bases its Tariff Update on the World Customs Organization 2017 HS Changes
On October 28, 2016, the European Union has updated its EU Tariff, also known as the Combined Nomenclature.
2016 Global Trade to Grow at Slowest Pace since the 2009 Financial Crisis
World trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016, expanding by just 1.7%, well below the April forecast of 2.8%, according to the latest…
Managing the Risks of Multinational Supply Chains
Tony McHarg, AIG’s head of multinational in Asia Pacific, discusses the interconnectivity of multinational businesses operating in Asia Pacific…
Sanctions against Chinese tire imports may disrupt supply chain


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