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China's Belt and Road communique pushes open trade centred on WTO

China's Belt and Road communique pushes open trade centred on WTO

The 30 heads of states who signed the document, including China, said that they recognized the challenges the world economy faced and welcomed the initiative to improve connectivity between Asia and Europe.

Developed nations raising protectionist walls: Nirmala

The trade facilitation agreement in services proposal is aimed at liberalising rules for movement of professionals and other steps to reduce transaction costs to boost growth of the services sector.

India for fast tracking of talks on pact in services at WTO

India for fast tracking of talks on pact in services at WTO

India on Thursday called for fast tracking of the negotiation process for a trade facilitation pact in services at the WTO, saying multilateral bodies cannot afford delivering slowly in the present political reality of the globe.

South Korea mulls filing complaint over China's boycott

South Korea is considering filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against China for boycotting its products and companies over the decision to deploy an anti-missile defence system in Seoul.

Deal to streamline world trade takes effect

Deal to streamline world trade takes effect

The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organisation since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular.

Japan threatens India with WTO on steel as Trump era heralds rising trade tensions

Japan threatens India with WTO on steel as Trump era heralds rising trade tensions

Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over restrictions that nearly halved its steel exports to the South Asian nation over the past year, a step that could trigger more trade spats as global tensions over steel and other commodities run high. 

No 'indication' US will quit WTO under Donald Trump: Roberto Azevedo

No 'indication' US will quit WTO under Donald Trump: Roberto Azevedo

The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he had had no indication the United States would move to leave the WTO under Donald Trump`s administration. 

Trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies remains high: WTO

Trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies remains high: WTO

WTO Thursday expressed concern over increase in the number of trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies amid a continuing global economic uncertainty.

WTO chief says ready to work with Trump

WTO chief says ready to work with Trump

Earlier this year, Trump called the WTO "a disaster" and repeatedly blasted global trade pacts throughout his campaign, claiming they had led to American job losses.  

PM Narendra Modi postpones meeting to review MFN status to Pakistan till next week

PM Narendra Modi postpones meeting to review MFN status to Pakistan till next week

Withdrawal of the MFN status by India is likely to hurt Pakistani industries as it might stop flow of raw materials at competitive prices.

India may drag Pakistan to WTO on Most Favoured Nation issue

India may drag Pakistan to WTO on Most Favoured Nation issue

India granted the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996 but Pakistan is yet to reciprocate to that. The neighbouring country has missed its own deadline of December 2012 for giving India this tag.

India moves to get a grip on e-commerce issues at WTO

India moves to get a grip on e-commerce issues at WTO

India is trying to comprehend issues pertaining to e-commerce with a view to taking a position in global trade negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

WTO's future bright; ready to up engagement with India: US

WTO's future bright; ready to up engagement with India: US

Confident of greater bilateral trade and enhanced cooperation at global economic platforms, the US Sunday said it is ready to increase engagement with India to find new common ground at WTO and asserted that the future looks "bright" for this global trade body.

Donald Trump threatens to leave WTO

The US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if his proposal on penalising the US companies for moving overseas is blocked.

India, US solar case: WTO appellate body's ruling in mid-Sept

India, US solar case: WTO appellate body's ruling in mid-Sept

WTO's appellate body is expected to give its ruling by mid-September in the solar mission dispute between India and the US.

G20 pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism

G20 pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism

The world's top 20 economies will work to boost sluggish global trade despite growing protectionism, overcapacity concerns, and uncertainty over Brexit, G20 trade ministers said Sunday at a meeting in Shanghai.

WTO sees Brexit costing UK billions in trade tariffs: FT

WTO sees Brexit costing UK billions in trade tariffs: FT

Leaving the European Union would cost British consumers 9 billion pounds ($13.2 billion) in annual additional import tariffs, World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo said in an interview published by the Financial Times on Wednesday. 

China stripped America, made money and rebuilt itself: Donald Trump

China stripped America, made money and rebuilt itself: Donald Trump

Republican front-runner Donald Trump lashed out at the Obama administration and Congressional leadership for a lacklustre China policy,

India ratifies WTO agreement to boost global economic integration

India ratifies WTO agreement to boost global economic integration

 India has ratified the World Trade Organisation`s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which could further "its integration into the global economy" by boosting trade through efficient movement of goods.

WTO cuts 2016 global trade forecast to 2.8% on China slowdown

WTO cuts 2016 global trade forecast to 2.8% on China slowdown

In September, the WTO estimated that global trade would rise by 3.9 percent this year, but lowered that projection to 2.8 percent, in an updated forecast.