Defusing a long-running trade dispute over American cotton subsidies, the United States and Brazil agreed to begin negotiating a compromise deal that could prevent the implementation of Brazilian trade sanctions on a wide range of US goods and intellectual property.

In a departure from traditional policy, the EU has approved German chemical company BASF

Momentum carrying the bluefin tuna towards an endangered species listing - and an effective trade ban - appears to be slowing as key countries align themselves with Japan, which strongly opposes such a prohibition.

Upping the ante in a long-running trade spat with the United States, Brazil announced that it intends to break US patents and intellectual property rights in retaliation against Washington

A recent letter from US Trade Representative Ron Kirk downplays the notion that the Obama Administration would implement a border tax on imports from large developing countries to help domestic industry under a cap-and-trade scheme.

Japan launched dispute settlement proceedings against Canada at the World Trade Organization on 13 September by saying that the province of Ontario