Irish laws on plain packaging are due to come into force next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A Singapore-based court has refused a challenge by Philip Morris to Australia’s landmark plain packaging legislation passed in 2011, which the tobacco(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on Monday.

Ireland and Britain are tied together by reasons of family, history, free travel and trade. People are right to celebrate the improvement in our relat(...)

The WTO sees world trade growth of 2.8 per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) cut its forecasts for global goods trade on Wednesday after quarterly growth turned negative, with trade shrinking (...)

The global tech industry sees the deal as a badly needed update to the rules governing the trade in everything from video game consoles to semiconductors.

The US, China and the EU are expected to sign up this week to what would be the biggest tariff agreement struck at the World Trade Organisation in al(...)

William Reinsch: “We believe trade rules should trump health and other policies and generally this [plain packaging] is the kind of thing that makes people raise an eyebrow and find worrisome”

Ireland will continue to be a leading beneficiary of US foreign direct investment (FDI) but risks alienating investors by backing plain packaging for (...)

The “Golden Age” for European companies in China is over, the EU Chamber said as it launched a gloomy report on the business climate in the country(...)

Director-general Roberto Azevedo gestures as he is congratulated by delegates after the closing ceremony of the ninth World Trade Organisation (WTO) conference in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photograph: Edgar Su /Reuters

The World Trade Organisation reached its first ever trade reform deal today to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the (...)

If Peter Sutherland isn’t already blushing about some of the comments made about him in a new book about the history of the World Trade Organisation, (...)

EU commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani believes the EU can offer an excellent way for businesses to grow their links abroad. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

This year’s annual late spring-early summer exhibition at Brussels’s national gallery was devoted to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The father of a(...)

French wine on sale at a shop in Shanghai

China has formally kicked off its investigation into whether Europe is selling wine in China below cost, its broadside in the escalating trade tension(...)