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WTO deal will not hit food security programme: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:18

Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha feared that the deal would expose India's Food Security programme, which is still being rolled out, to international scrutiny.

'India did not yield any ground at WTO'

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:26

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is aimed at freeing global trade from procedural hassles at the customs and reduce transactions cost. As per reports, it would boost global trade by USD 1 trillion.

After WTO, expectations grow for Trans-Pacific trade deal

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 13:56

Just days after the first World Trade Organisation trade reform deal was pushed through on Saturday, trade ministers from 12 countries are in closed-door talks in a Singapore hotel to try to tie up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

WTO agreement to boost global growth, cut poverty: Leaders

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 12:55

US President Barack Obama welcomed the multilateral trade agreement, saying it would eliminate red tape and bureaucratic delay for goods shipped around the globe.

EU says trade deal saved the WTO from 'irrelevance'

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:04

U Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht said today a hard-won agreement on international commerce had saved the World Trade Organization from "the darkness of irrelevance".

All India Kisan Sabha rejects WTO Ministerial declaration

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 21:40

CPI(M) affiliated farmers union All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) today rejected the WTO Ministerial declaration, saying it has infringed upon the soverign right of a country to provide food security for hungry millions.

WTO hails `historic` first global trade agreement

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 21:12

Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a "historic" boost for the trade body.

Food at affordable prices most imp right for citizens: Prez

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 23:57

He quoted Mahatma Gandhi's words-- "To the hungry, bread is god"-- to drive home his point.

WTO: Long day ahead for negotiators to prevent talks collapse

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 13:07

With the WTO giving time to the US and India to bridge their differences over the contentious food security issue, the last day of the trade talks here is expected to be longer than usual to avert a collapse of the negotiations.

WTO close to elusive world trade deal, say officials

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 10:45

Ministers from nearly 160 member countries of the World Trade Organisation entered a final day of negotiations on Friday with officials sounding optimistic over chances of salvaging a deal that would save the WTO from sliding into irrelevance.

WTO ministerial conference begins amid uncertainty

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:14

India, which is an important member of the G-33 grouping, is demanding amendments in the World Trade Organization (WTO) draft on agriculture to ensure its food security programme doesn't attract penalties if subsidy limits are breached.

WTO faces fight for survival at make-or-break summit

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 19:50

New WTO chief Roberto Azevedo will be seeking to defy the odds and push through an agreement that could lead to relaunching the "Doha Round" of talks on slashing world trade barriers.