The Truth About Cars » WTO http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 EU Files WTO Complaint Against Russia Over Bogus Recycling Fee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/eu-files-wto-complaint-against-russia-over-bogus-recycling-fee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/eu-files-wto-complaint-against-russia-over-bogus-recycling-fee/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:32:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494603 Less than a year after joining the WTO, Russia finds itself dragged in front of the same. The EU launched a formal trade dispute with Russia, claiming that its Eastern neighbor is “illegally protecting its carmakers with a recycling fee levied on imported cars,” as Reuters reports. “The European Commission has pursued every diplomatic channel for […]

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Less than a year after joining the WTO, Russia finds itself dragged in front of the same. The EU launched a formal trade dispute with Russia, claiming that its Eastern neighbor is “illegally protecting its carmakers with a recycling fee levied on imported cars,” as Reuters reports. “The European Commission has pursued every diplomatic channel for […]

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Trade War Watch 21: America Drags China In Front Of WTO As Obama Campaigns In Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/trade-war-watch-21-america-drags-china-in-front-of-wto-as-obama-campaigns-in-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/trade-war-watch-21-america-drags-china-in-front-of-wto-as-obama-campaigns-in-ohio/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:25:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451401 The United States will report China to the WTO tomorrow, Reuters says. The contention: China’s decision to impose extra duties on more than $3 billion worth of cars imported from the U.S. According to Reuters, “the complaint comes as President Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio, where auto plants have been affected by the duties.” The […]

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The United States will report China to the WTO tomorrow, Reuters says. The contention: China’s decision to impose extra duties on more than $3 billion worth of cars imported from the U.S. According to Reuters, “the complaint comes as President Barack Obama campaigns in Ohio, where auto plants have been affected by the duties.” The […]

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Ford And GM To Senator Stabenow: “Please, Stay Out Of This.” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ford-and-gm-to-senator-stabenow-%e2%80%9cplease-stay-out-of-this-%e2%80%9d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ford-and-gm-to-senator-stabenow-%e2%80%9cplease-stay-out-of-this-%e2%80%9d/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:45:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411310 It is a regular occurrence. Every few months, the Lansing Senator Debbie Stabenow rushes to the aid of GM and Ford and defends them against the nasty Chinese. The problem is: GM and Ford don’t want or need her help. Yesterday, Stabenow fired another of her regular letters to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and […]

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It is a regular occurrence. Every few months, the Lansing Senator Debbie Stabenow rushes to the aid of GM and Ford and defends them against the nasty Chinese. The problem is: GM and Ford don’t want or need her help. Yesterday, Stabenow fired another of her regular letters to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and […]

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Editorial: Bailout Watch 374: Trade War Looms Large in Bailout Nation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/%e2%80%9cbuy-american%e2%80%9d-amendment-to-trigger-trade-war-%e2%80%93-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/%e2%80%9cbuy-american%e2%80%9d-amendment-to-trigger-trade-war-%e2%80%93-or-not/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 10:08:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=239902 Ever since bailout measures for the auto industry were first mooted, free market detractors whispered: "WTO." Nobody took it seriously. True; according to the World Trader Organization's rules, direct subsidies are not allowed. But it's equally important to note that the 153-member quango has never put a single issue to a vote since its birth in 1995. Consensus governance means that as long as nobody complains, and especially, as long as everybody plays the same game, the WTO hangs fire on principle. Auto industry "loans"? They're all doing it. Still there is a line a WTO member mustn't cross. And America almost crossed it.

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Ever since bailout measures for the auto industry were first mooted, free market detractors whispered: "WTO." Nobody took it seriously. True; according to the World Trader Organization's rules, direct subsidies are not allowed. But it's equally important to note that the 153-member quango has never put a single issue to a vote since its birth in 1995. Consensus governance means that as long as nobody complains, and especially, as long as everybody plays the same game, the WTO hangs fire on principle. Auto industry "loans"? They're all doing it. Still there is a line a WTO member mustn't cross. And America almost crossed it.

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