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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.

WTO rules against India in solar power case; favours US view

WTO rules against India in solar power case; favours US view

The US had dragged India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on this issue in 2014, alleging that the clause relating to domestic content requirement (DCR) in the country's solar power mission were discriminatory in nature and "nullified" the benefits accruing to the American solar power developers.

Commerce Ministry starts inter-ministerial talks on WTO decisions

The Commerce Ministry has begun an inter-ministerial exercise to assess implications of the decisions taken at the WTO's Nairobi meeting and find out the extent to which India can liberalise tariff regime, especially with regard to the farm sector.

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared ex-post facto the stand taken by India on food security at the last meeting of the World Trade Organisation held in Nairobi.

 

Afghanistan's WTO membership approved after 11 years of talks

Afghanistan expects to reap the benefits of the WTO membership for its post-conflict reconstruction.

WTO: India says no convergence on export competition pact

WTO: India says no convergence on export competition pact

With rich countries pushing for a deal at WTO on phasing out export subsidies, India Wednesday asserted there is little convergence of views among members of the global trade body on this issue and objected to any such pact without a permanent solution to farm subsidies.

WTO meet starts; India, China press for Doha round conclusion

WTO meet starts; India, China press for Doha round conclusion

Trade ministers of as many as 47 countries, including India, China and several African nations, Tuesday asked the WTO members to "redouble" efforts to conclude pending issues of the long-stalled Doha Round.