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Global trade deal seen "very close", India makes WTO sweat

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 13:24

Just a day earlier, a deal that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the world economy by some estimates teetered on the brink of collapse.

WTO chief says global trade deal within reach

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:18

The World Trade Organization (WTO) appealed on Saturday for support from Asia-Pacific nations to help clinch a deal on easing global trade constraints at crunch December talks, saying agreement is "clearly within reach".

Bali meet: WTO chief appeals Sharma for political momentum

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 22:28

New WTO chief Roberto Azevedo has appealed to Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma for a "political momentum" for successful outcome of the forthcoming Bali meet of the multilateral body.

'Qatar firms waiting for policy reforms to invest in India'

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 13:58

Many Qatar firms are waiting for some policy reforms in India before they make huge investments in different sectors, a senior member of an Indian trade mission to Doha has said.

WTO: India hopes for a possible outcome at Bali meet

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 16:14

Under the TFA, a proposal of developed countries, WTO members are negotiating ways to facilitate trade, simplify and harmonise customs rules and reduce transactions cost.

India for fair outcome at WTO's Bali Ministerial meet: Sharma

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 18:38

The meet was convened by Australia to push the long- stalled Doha Round of talks for reaching a global trade deal.

India presses for revitalizing Doha round of WTO talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 17:50

Attributing part of the delay to the inactiveness of the US since last January, India hopes that with the Presidential elections there over, it will "re-engage" in the talks.

India stresses on completion of stalled Doha round

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 09:15

India is for successful conclusion of the stalled Doha round of the global trade talks and is willing to work with all stakeholders to take it forward, said Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma.

Whole package for Doha round will not be passed: WTO chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 09:49

World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy Monday said the agreements for the Doha round of trade talks will not be passed as the whole package envisaged ten years ago.

IBSA urges WTO nations to end impasse, conclude trade talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 22:37

India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) on Tuesday called upon WTO members to end the impasse over Doha talks for a global trade treaty.

Not possible to conclude Doha round in 2011, 2012: Trade Secy

Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011, 17:03

Trade Secretary Rahul Khullar said on Friday said it will not be possible to conclude the Doha round of world trade talks in either 2011 or 2012.

Doha Round is "deadlocked", says WTO chief

Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 21:08

The Doha Round of negotiations for liberalising trade is "deadlocked" and the countries need to play a leadership role in opening of the global commerce, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said Monday.