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21 Jul
As part of efforts to monitor global waters presently characterized by illegal and unreported fishing practices, the World Trade (WTO) has entered into agreement with member countries to deposit an instrument of acceptance at the door post of the world body for ratification within six to nine months.
8 Jul 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Adamu Muhammed Abdulhamed as Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland for a period of four years. The announcement is contained in a letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, to the Minister of Industry, Trade and…
9 Jun 2021
No nation or country in the world is economically independent or self-sufficient. There is always the need to trade with other countries to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a country
5 Feb 2021
President Joe Biden's administration on Friday offered its "strong support" to Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO). The move marks another sharp split with former president Donald Trump who paralyzed the organization and opposed the former Nigerian finance minister who was backed by many other countries. The US Trade Representative in…
16 Oct 2020
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala voiced confidence Friday in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organization after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform.
17 Jul 2020
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has inaugurated a campaign strategy team for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
26 Jul 2019
President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to withdraw recognition of the special "developing nation" status of China and other relatively rich countries at the World Trade Organization....
10 Apr 2019
With research showing that if governments harness the full economic potential of the Internet, Africa could add $300 billion to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, and other experts have charged Africans to embrace technology. According to them, with 70 per cent of all…
5 Jul 2017
The WTO’s seventeenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, has shown that trade restrictions in G20 economies have risen at a moderate rate similar to that of previous years, despite the uncertainty facing the global economy.
18 Mar 2017
The United States on Saturday challenged long-standing global principles surrounding free trade, refusing to renew past anti-protectionist pledges and threatening to reopen negotiations on World Trade Organization deals.
24 Nov 2016
The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he had received no indication the United States would move to leave the WTO under Donald Trump's administration.
24 Jul 2016
The New York billionaire made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with NBC television's "Meet the Press," his first since being crowned as his party's presidential nominee.

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