EU lashes out at Washington DC's new green subsidies law asserting that it discriminates against the bloc, raising concerns that the law could trigger fragmentations in the West.
The EU introduced new plant and health safety requirements as ships were already at sea carrying hundreds of containers full of fruit to Europe, resulting in them being held up on arrival.
The deals were ground out over five days of bargaining at a conference of more than 100 trade ministers that was seen as a test of the ability of nations to strike multilateral trade deals amid geopolitical tensions.
The decision is the latest twist in a 16-year-long trade battle over aircraft subsidies that turned increasingly sour under the Trump administration.
China says its move comes in response to "substantive harm caused to the relevant domestic wine industry" while Australia expresses disappointment over new tariffs on its wine.
Washington has spurned Nigerian former finance minister's candidature despite World Trade Organization's recommendation that she lead the trade watchdog as the first African and first woman head.
Beijing says the United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its claims of security concerns for banning Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat.
A staunch Eurosceptic and Atlanticist, Fox is one of eight nominees to replace outgoing director general Roberto Azevedo.
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