Does the idea of global free trade have a future if countries are seeking to erect trade barriers? Donald Trump says the World Trade Organization is a disaster, while others stress its importance. DW has an exclusive report straight from the WTO.
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi agreed to a 90-day stop to new tariffs in a step to slow an ongoing trade war. The meeting came on the heels of a G20 summit that called for revamping world trade rules.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuked the "America First" approach to free trade of US President Donald Trump. Meeting in Brussels, European and Asian leaders have pledged to create "win-win" situations.
In a move earlier flagged by officials in Ankara, Turkey has lodged a complaint at the World Trade Organization against new US duties on steel and aluminum. The move comes amid an intensifying political spat with the US.
Since helping shape the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) in 1948, the World Trade Organization's forerunner, the US has been at the forefront of trade liberalization. That era appears to be ending.
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