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.

Global trade talks open with call to fight poverty, diversify economies

Global trade talks open with call to fight poverty, diversify economies

Global trade talks opened Tuesday with host Kenya highlighting their role in combating poverty, and urging African nations to diversify their economies.

WTO sees up to $3.6 trillion boost to trade from deal to cut red tape

WTO sees up to $3.6 trillion boost to trade from deal to cut red tape

The benefits of a treaty that will cut red tape at borders and standardize customs procedures are much larger than previously thought and could add $3.6 trillion to annual global exports, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in a report on Monday.

Centre criticised for trying to reorient education policy

All India University Employees' Confederation (AIUEC) on Monday accused the Union Government of trying to reorient education policy which, it claimed, would kill public-funded education and encourage private sector to take over.

WTO lowers global trade growth forecast to 2.8% for 2015

WTO lowers global trade growth forecast to 2.8% for 2015

Multilateral body WTO Wednesday lowered its trade growth forecast to 2.8 percent from 3 percent for this year due to falling import demand and lower commodity prices in the global market.

WTO pen drive case: Govt examines DGAD stand on Taiwan imports

With Taiwan dragging India to WTO for imposing anti-dumping duty on its exports of pen drives, the Commerce Ministry will examine the issue before going for bilateral consultations at the global trade body.

EU to support medicine access for poorest countries

 The European Union (EU) is proposing to grant the least developed countries indefinite exemption from World Trade Organisation (WTO) intellectual property rules for pharmaceuticals, the European Commission, EU's executive body said on Thursday.

India, US to discuss trade issues Wednesday

Issues related to WTO, solar energy and visas are expected to figure at a meeting between senior trade officials of India and the US in the national capital on Wednesday.

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

 The World Trade Organization today formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body, ending nearly two decades of negotiations that the WTO has called among the most difficult in its history.

WTO strikes 'landmark' $1.3 trillion deal to cut tariffs on IT products

Major exporters of information technology on Friday agreed to cut global tariffs on more than 200 products, in the first such deal struck by the World Trade Organization in nearly two decades.

India should protect its own interest on ITA: NASSCOM

Nasscom Friday said there was a need to protect the country's interests in services and technology even as WTO members ratified the need to change the 18-year old Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

Efforts on at WTO for positive outcome on food security issue

Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed Friday.