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Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch blog on globalization and trade


What's New – Global Trade Watch

  • March 14: On Unhappy Fifth Anniversary of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Deficit With Korea Has Doubled as U.S. Exports Fell, Imports Soared
  • February 28: Bait & Switch: Trump Trade Plans to “Bring American Jobs Back” as Promised in Campaign Notably MIA in Speech.

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» (5/18/15) Final WTO Ruling Orders Rollback of Popular Consumer Law; Vilsack Says Congress Must Act

» (12/6/13) After nearly two decades of futile efforts to expand the authority and scope of the World Trade Organization (WTO), another WTO Ministerial meltdown was averted in Bali today when the United States agreed to a waiver for existing WTO agricultural rules that developing countries had demanded to help ensure food security for their populations.

» (9/26/12) Organizations Represent Hundreds of Millions From 160 Nations

» (5/16/12) In Final Appeals Ruling, Global Commerce Agency Orders U.S. to Drop, Change Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labels

» (5/1/12) Note: Today, the Obama administration announced an executive order on the need for international harmonization of regulations. Below, please find reactions from two Public Citizen experts.

» (4/4/12) In Final Appeals Ruling, Global Commerce Agency Orders U.S. to Drop, Change Landmark Obama Youth Anti-Smoking Law

» (1/6/12) Statement of Todd Tucker, Research Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

» (10/1/10) New Tool Illustrates the Impact of Trade Policy on Jobs, the Environment and Your Community; Contains Previously Unavailable Information

» (6/24/10) EU Parliamentarian Calls for WTO Challenge of $58 Million Loan Guarantee Subsidy for Deadly Exports

» (3/26/10) Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch Division

» (9/25/09) Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Division

» (4/8/09) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week’s G-20 communiqué claim that the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha Round “could boost the global economy by at least $150 billion per annum” is not only preposterous but also damaging given the fabricated figure was employed to promote Doha Round negotiations that include further financial service deregulation, Public Citizen said Wednesday.

» (4/2/09) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today’s G-20 commitments to enhance financial service regulation clash with deregulation requirements in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 1999 Financial Services Agreement. Instead of G-20 leaders calling for completion of WTO “Doha Round” negotiations that include further finance deregulation, they needed to agree to fix the existing WTO rules that facilitated the current crisis, Public Citizen said today.

» (11/14/08) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remedying the financial crisis will require significant changes to existing World Trade Organization (WTO) rules that lock in domestically and export worldwide the extreme financial services deregulatory agenda favored by the world’s banking and insurance giants that fostered the crisis, Public Citizen said.

» (3/30/07) The World Trade Organization (WTO) enforcement panel ruling that the United States government failed to comply with a 2005 final WTO order to change certain laws related to the U.S. ban on Internet gambling proves the perils of the Fast Track system, Public Citizen said today.

» (1/8/07) Statement of Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Program

» (7/24/06) Statement by Lori M. Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

» (5/11/06) Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Division

» (4/21/06) Today’s announcement that World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy has been forced to cancel an undemocratic, ad hoc mini-ministerial he called for next week to force a Doha Round deal opposed by most WTO signatory countries is a victory, said Public Citizen.

» (3/28/06) As an intensified new set of World Trade Organization (WTO) services negotiations get under way this week in Geneva, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division today unveiled a new, online directory designed to demystify the negotiations and highlight the danger they pose to state laws on issues ranging from higher education to health care.

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