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WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

As the US refused to engage, the 164-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) failed to reach a common ground for resolving the food security issue, a demand raised prominently by India.

Dec 14, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
India 'deeply disappointed' over developments on food security issue at WTO

India 'deeply disappointed' over developments on food security issue at WTO

India's attempts to find a permanent solution to the food stockpile issue at the 11th edition of the ministerial conference has hit a roadblock.

Dec 13, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
India right candidate for differential treatment by WTO: Prabhu

India right candidate for differential treatment by WTO: Prabhu

The minister was fielding questions over issues of special and differential treatment as raised by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in his address at the plenary of the 11th ministerial conference of the WTO.

Dec 12, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
'Commerce Ministry identifying select service segments to boost exports'

'Commerce Ministry identifying select service segments to boost exports'

GES, organised by the ministry, provides a platform to explore market opportunities across the world and meet global counterparts.

Sep 03, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

China warns of trade war with US

US President Donald Trump had notified his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that the investigations could begin on Monday.

Aug 14, 2017, 22:48 PM IST
Gulf crisis: Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over trade boycott

Gulf crisis: Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over trade boycott

Qatar has filed a legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge the trade boycott by the four Arab countries, the local media reported.

Aug 01, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Find early solution to food stocks issue: Nirmala to WTO chief

Find early solution to food stocks issue: Nirmala to WTO chief

As per the global trade norms, a WTO member country's food subsidy cap should not breach the limit of 10 percent, which is based on the reference price of 1986-88.

Jul 20, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
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.

May 15, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
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.

Mar 23, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

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.

Mar 07, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2017, 20:44 PM IST
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. 

Jan 20, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
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. 

Nov 24, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
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.

Nov 10, 2016, 20:32 PM IST
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.  

Nov 09, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
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.

Sep 29, 2016, 11:31 AM IST
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.

Sep 27, 2016, 22:12 PM IST
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).

Sep 19, 2016, 15:15 PM IST
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.

Aug 28, 2016, 16:29 PM IST