World Trade Organization

A World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator has ruled that the United States may take countermeasures/implement retaliatory tariffs against the European Union (EU) concerning “adverse effects” arising from EU subsidies provided to Airbus. The arbitrator determined that the United States may request authorization from the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) to take countermeasures at a level

At the introductory session for the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer acknowledged that the WTO is an important institution but then proceeded in his opening statement to criticize the organization and its focus. He stated that the WTO is “losing its essential focus on negotiation and becoming a