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  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • Maryland should not penalize Iran shippers

    Maryland should not penalize Iran shippers
    In his recent commentary, Jay Bernstein wants the Maryland authorities to maintain a restrictive policy warning shippers that "if you trade with Iran, you can't trade here" ("Keep up the pressure on Iran," June 21). But the principles of free trade and...
  • Farm Bill matters to Maryland

    Farm Bill matters to Maryland
    The Farm Bill currently making its way through Congress is important to everyone who lives and works in Maryland because it provides critical support to one of the pillars of the state's economy: international trade. The bill, strongly debated in...
  • China's unfair rare earth export restrictions must be rectified

    The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Yomiuri Shimbun:   The World Trade Organization's latest ruling on China's strict limits on rare earth exports confirms its principle that restrictions imposed by one country exclusively seeking to...
  • Poland asks EU to complain to WTO over Russian embargo

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has asked the European Commission to lodge a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over a Russian ban on EU food products that has hit Poland particularly hard, the Polish Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. The...
  • Russia looks for ways to soften impact of food import bans

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will allow imports from neighboring Belarus and Kazakhstan of food processed from Western raw materials as Moscow seeks to damp down domestic food price rises triggered by its ban on food imports from the West. On Aug. 7, Russia...
  • China hopes WTO can 'resolve differences' and sign deal

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it regretted World Trade Organisation members had failed to reach an agreement on simplifying global customs rules, a breakdown it said could damage multilateral trade. India last month torpedoed a global deal...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Failure to clinch global customs deal could affect other talks: WTO

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Failure to reach a global customs rules deal could have a "considerable impact" on other areas of global trade negotiation, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday during a visit to Mexico. Late...
  • A bitter harvest for a hungry India

    A bitter harvest for a hungry India
    When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
  • Australia wants G20 to focus more on trade after WTO deal collapse

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia is urging the Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries to put more emphasis on boosting global trade in their proposals for economic growth, particularly in the wake of last week's collapsed World Trade Organization...
  • Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change

    Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change
    There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office. A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...