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WTO should capitalise on success of Bali meeting: Sharma

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 21:53

India wants the WTO to capitalise on the success of the ministerial meeting in Bali and move ahead with the Doha development agenda for a global trade deal.

WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first ever trade deal

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 10:01

The approval came after Cuba dropped a last-gasp threat to veto the package of measures.

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 calls Sharma, key trade ministers to end impasse

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 22:31

In a last ditch effort to salvage the global trade talks, the WTO chief has called an urgent meeting of the trade ministers of the US, India and Indonesia to end the impasse over the food security issue.

Hectic parleys on to salvage WTO Bali talks

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 22:23

With India unrelenting on its tough stand, the WTO Thursday night launched hectic efforts to salvage the trade talks that are staring at a possible collapse on the food security issue.

Resolve issues on food security before Bali meet: WTO to India

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:23

Amid concerns being raised by developed countries over the government?s food security programme, new WTO chief Roberto Azevedo today asked India to work out a solution to the vexed issue ahead of the Bali ministerial meeting in December.

New WTO chief Azevedo to meet Sharma, India Inc Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:12

New WTO chief Roberto Azevedo will meet Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Monday to discuss issues such as trade facilitation pact ahead of the global trade body's meet in Bali, sources said.

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.

Countdown to global trade deadline marked by dire warnings

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 11:49

The World Trade Organization has about 20 working days left to stitch together the first global trade deal in two decades, but even the faster tempo of talks under new chief Roberto Azevedo may be too little, too late.

WTO cuts 2013 world trade forecast to 2.5%

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 09:26

World trade is expected to grow by 2.5 percent this year and 4.5 percent in 2014, the World Trade Organization's new chief Roberto Azevedo said on Monday.

India welcomes appointment of Brazilian as new WTO chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 20:22

India Wednesday welcomed the appointment of the new WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo from Brazil and said he is assuming office at a crucial juncture ahead of the forthcoming ministerial meet in December at Bali.

Brazil's Roberto Azevedo named new WTO chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 20:20

Brazil's Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday won the race to take the helm of the World Trade Organization, confirming the Latin American giant's new status as a global power.