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India 'will honour' WTO trade deal pledge

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 20:35

"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.

India wants final solution to food security issue in WTO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 00:37

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.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 18:01

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.

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:42

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.

India hopes to convince WTO by Sept on food security issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 19:56

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

India unwavering votary of multilateral trading system: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 15:05

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.

India defends decision on failed global trade deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 14:08

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.

India says confident WTO will understand its food security concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 13:29

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 09:34

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.

India ready to re-engage with WTO members in September

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:47

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.

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:08

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.

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 13:58

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.