Germany has donated almost €3 million ($3.2 million) to boost safe trade in developing and least-developed countries (LDCs).

The €2.85 million ($3.1 million) sum until 2025 will help such nations meet international food safety, animal and plant health standards.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general, thanked Germany for supporting

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Implications of trade policy are related to consumer preferences and market structure, according to an analysis by an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies.

Mahdi Ghodsi used a cost-benefit analysis to investigate the welfare consequences of a regulatory non-tariff measure because of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) reasons

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The head of the African Union Commission (AUC) has urged countries in the region to tackle the impact of aflatoxins.

Moussa Faki Mahamat made the comments at the opening of the third Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform Meeting (PPM) in Senegal earlier this month. Faki said
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map-North-America_406x250The World Trade Organization (WTO) has authorized Canada and Mexico to charge the U.S. $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat. Last spring, WTO rejected a U.S. appeal of its decision that COOL unfairly discriminates against meat imports and gives the advantage to domestic meat products.
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COOLabel_406x250Last week, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) filed a legal brief in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute over mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), arguing that the $3 billion sought by Canada and Mexico in retaliatory tariffs are a dramatic overestimation of damages. The U.S. requested that the WTO Arbitrator
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