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WTO: India says no to TFA without solving food security issue

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:24

Deeply concerned over slow progress in finding a permanent solution to the food security issue, India in a stern message to WTO members said it would not be possible to agree on trade facilitation pact which is dear to the developed world.

India hits US and China with solar imports anti-dumping duties

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 20:03

India will impose anti-dumping duties on solar panels imported from the United States, China, Taiwan and Malaysia to protect domestic solar manufacturers, according to a government statement.

Pushing food security at WTO is a challenge: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:58

India Tuesday said the country faces a big challenge in pushing the food security agenda to find a permanent solution to the subsidy issue as agreed in the WTO meeting at Bali last year.

Anand Sharma meets WTO chief in Davos, discusses post-Bali progress

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:23

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met the Director General of the World Trade Organization (DG WTO),Roberto Azevedo, here on Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

Cabinet approves India`s stand at WTO

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 00:40

Cabinet approved the stand taken by India at the ninth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) held in Bali in Indonesia Dec 3-7.

WTO deal will not hit food security programme: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:18

Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha feared that the deal would expose India's Food Security programme, which is still being rolled out, to international scrutiny.

'India did not yield any ground at WTO'

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:26

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is aimed at freeing global trade from procedural hassles at the customs and reduce transactions cost. As per reports, it would boost global trade by USD 1 trillion.

'Develop agriculture for multilateral trade post WTO deal'

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 20:56

Applauding the firm stand on the food security issue at the WTO meeting in Bali, industry body Assocham Thursday said India must now focus on building an agri-export market and removing supply chain bottlenecks.

After WTO, expectations grow for Trans-Pacific trade deal

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 13:56

Just days after the first World Trade Organisation trade reform deal was pushed through on Saturday, trade ministers from 12 countries are in closed-door talks in a Singapore hotel to try to tie up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

WTO agreement to boost global growth, cut poverty: Leaders

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 12:55

US President Barack Obama welcomed the multilateral trade agreement, saying it would eliminate red tape and bureaucratic delay for goods shipped around the globe.

IMF chief hails WTO trade agreement

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 09:25

The breakthrough agreement reached in Bali by the WTO reaffirms the international community`s commitment to an open trade system which boosts global growth and jobs, and cuts poverty, Xinhua reported citing IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Obama welcomes landmark WTO trade agreement

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 22:43

US President Barack Obama Sunday welcomed the first-ever multilateral trade agreement in the 20-year history of the World Trade Organisation noting that it will eliminate red tape and bureaucratic delay for goods shipped around the globe.