WTO deal

Success at WTO without any compromise: Nirmala Sitharaman

"We have accomplished this without any concessions, compromise or new conditions," she said, adding that the deal vindicates the principal stand India had taken on food security.

Nov 28, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

WTO deal clinched without any concession: Sitharaman

She also said that the WTO deal allows a mechanism for developing nations like India to continue with public stockholding programme without any challenge.

Nov 28, 2014, 13:24 PM IST

WTO impasse over, India's food security concerns taken on board

Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO on Thursday approved a framework for implementation of a global pact for easing customs norms after acceding to India's demand to remove constraints on food stockpiling.

Nov 27, 2014, 22:17 PM IST

Swaminathan hails WTO deal on food security

Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan on Sunday praised the Narendra Modi government for successfully resolving differences with the US on public stockholding of food and also complimented Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for this.

Nov 16, 2014, 23:04 PM IST

US says agreement reached with India on food security at WTO

Following an agreement with India to resolve the contentious food security issue at the WTO, the US today said it now looked forward to the full implementation of the Bali package to enhance global trade.

Nov 13, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

Russia warns of 'WTO death' if no trade solution at G20

Russia has warned of the imminent "death" of the World Trade Organisation if developed and developing nations don't come to an agreement at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Australia.

Nov 08, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Germany respects India's concern on food security

Germany has expressed optimism that a solution could be found with regard to India's concerns over the food security issues at the WTO.

Sep 18, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

India 'will honour' WTO trade deal pledge

"We are agreeing to everything done in Bali, we are not saying we are going to dishonour that commitment, we will honour that commitment," Sitharaman said.

Aug 16, 2014, 20:35 PM IST

India wants final solution to food security issue in WTO

India Wednesday clarified that its decision not to ratify WTO`s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is aimed at ensuring that the country`s efforts to ensure food security remain consistent with its international obligations.

Aug 14, 2014, 00:37 AM IST

India opted for tough stand at WTO to protect poor: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the government "chose" to take a tough stand in the recent WTO talks as it has to protect the interest of the poor people of the country rather than to look for good publicity in the international media.

Aug 09, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

'India seeking amendments to subsidy as it would hit food aid'

India on Friday said along with the G33 countries, it is seeking an amendments to the 10 percent subsidy cap of the WTO as it would hit the food aid programmes in the developing countries.

Aug 08, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

India hopes to convince WTO by Sept on food security issue

Nirmala Sitaraman underlined that India will not compromise on its sovereign duty to protect the interest of its farmers as well as consumers.

Aug 06, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

India unwavering votary of multilateral trading system: Govt

India on Tuesday expressed confidence that it will be able to persuade the WTO membership to appreciate its sensitivities and take the issue forward in a positive spirit.

Aug 05, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

India defends decision on failed global trade deal

India has defended its decision to scuttle a landmark worldwide trade deal, saying its farmers faced suicide and starvation if the government had backed down on its tough stand at the WTO.

Aug 05, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

India says confident WTO will understand its food security concerns

India fears that once it agrees to trade facilitation - largely seen to help advanced nations - it would have lost the bargaining chip on the subsidy issue.

Aug 05, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

India's tough stand on food security in WTO gets support from UN body

Supporting India's tough stand at WTO on the food security issue, UN body for development of agriculture IFAD on Monday said ensuring food for its people is more important than creating jobs in certain other nations.

Aug 05, 2014, 09:34 AM IST

India ready to re-engage with WTO members in September

With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India on Friday said it is committed to the global trade deal and will re-engage with members when talks resume a month from now.

Aug 01, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India`s refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

Aug 01, 2014, 17:08 PM IST

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

India`s tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would have been the first global trade reform since the creation of the World Trade Organization 19 years ago.

Aug 01, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

U.S. says hopeful of WTO deal with India only hours before deadline

The United States said on Thursday it was hopeful that differences between India and much of the rest of the world over a major trade agreement could be resolved in time, with only hours remaining before the deal has to be signed.

Jul 31, 2014, 20:56 PM IST