New Delhi: Ahead of the informal WTO ministerial meeting, Indian industry strongly opposed a proposal of the developed countries that duty on specific sectors be eliminated under the sectoral
Commerce minister Murasoli Maran on Friday asserted that the most important lesson from Doha WTO ministerial conference is that the reform process should be speeded up.
“If there is one
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed the Doha agreement to launch a new round of free-trade talks after intervening to urge India to drop its resistance to the accord, his spokesman said
In a major victory for India, the WTO ministerial meeting approved a declaration over giving developing countries access to cheaper drugs and generic medicines and addressing their public health
India on Thursday said that it had made significant gains at a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Qatar, where countries agreed to launch a new round of talks on dismantling trade barriers
Following are the highlights of the 10-page WTO ministerial declaration paving the way for a development round of negotiations:
Agriculture: Cuts in tariffs, reduction of export subsidies with a
After days of hard bargaining, WTO ministers Wednesday arrived at a consensus to launch a new development round of negotiations aimed at lowering trade barriers after India's concerns on several
World Trade Organisation ministers made significant progress on agriculture early on Wednesday but stalemate remained on social matters, a source close to the marathon talks said.
Concessions by India on its demand for increased quotas for developing country textile exports may be the key to securing an agreement to launch a new round of multilateral trade talks.
India was in the hot seat at World Trade Organisation talks in Doha on Wednesday, under heavy pressure from fellow WTO members to accept a new deal on global trade negotiations.
India on Wednesday blocked the WTO draft declaration saying it could not be a party to the launch of new round of trade negotiations as the final draft did not address the concerns of developing
WTO ministers entered their final day of talks in Doha on Tuesday still deeply divided on the future of world trade, with delegates warning the conference could end with no accord.
The final draft text of a WTO ministerial declaration circulated Tuesday identified textiles as a major obstacle to an agreement on the agenda for a new round of talks to liberalise world trade.
Trade ministers raced against the clock on Tuesday toward the elusive goal of an agreement to launch talks to tear down barriers to global commerce.
Up against a midnight deadline, teams
Protestors including Indian NGOs led by environmentalist Vandana Shiva Monday held a demonstration at the venue of WTO Ministerial Conference here against US-European Union move to grab
Many of the world's poorest countries have not only missed out on benefits from freer
world trade but have been hit by increased unemployment and widening trade deficits, the International Labour
WTO ministers meeting in Doha early Monday struck a compromise over access to cheaper drugs for developing countries, a source close to the negotiations said.
The text accepted by a ministerial
Union textile minister Kashiram Rana said Sunday that China's membership of the World Trade Organisation will have no impact on Indian textile exports to the US.
China and Taiwan have already
Trade ministers from over 140 countries were struggling on Monday to break the political logjam over the launch of the new round of talks with the rich and poor nations failing to bridge the gap
A senior police official in Doha denied on Sunday reports that a Qatari soldier had fired a warning shot near a security checkpoint installed for a WTO ministerial conference.
President Jiang Zemin said on Sunday that while membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) would bring opportunities for China, it also posed considerable challenges, state media reported.
Japan on Sunday said that Washington's insistence on imposing punitive anti-dumping duties on certain imports has left the US isolated at a WTO ministerial meeting at Doha.
“I am somewhat
US President George W Bush Sunday welcomed China and Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization, saying the move will lead to global economic growth and democratic reforms by Beijing.
The World Trade Organisation has rejected the US threat of isolating India on the issue of a new trade negotiation round admitting that Malaysia, Tanzania and Pakistan are rallying behind New
Battle lines formed Saturday in what is set to be a titanic struggle at the World Trade Organisation conference in Qatar over the future pace and direction of farm trade liberalisation.
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