WTO trade talk

WTO deal will not hit food security programme: Govt

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.

Dec 18, 2013, 23:18 PM IST

'India did not yield any ground at WTO'

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.

Dec 16, 2013, 23:26 PM IST

After WTO, expectations grow for Trans-Pacific trade deal

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).

Dec 09, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

WTO agreement to boost global growth, cut poverty: Leaders

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

Dec 09, 2013, 12:55 PM IST

EU says trade deal saved the WTO from 'irrelevance'

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".

Dec 07, 2013, 22:04 PM IST

All India Kisan Sabha rejects WTO Ministerial declaration

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.

Dec 07, 2013, 21:40 PM IST

WTO hails `historic` first global trade agreement

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.

Dec 07, 2013, 21:12 PM IST

Food at affordable prices most imp right for citizens: Prez

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

Dec 06, 2013, 23:57 PM IST

WTO: Long day ahead for negotiators to prevent talks collapse

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.

Dec 06, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

WTO close to elusive world trade deal, say officials

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.

Dec 06, 2013, 10:45 AM IST

WTO ministerial conference begins amid uncertainty

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.

Dec 03, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

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

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.

Dec 01, 2013, 19:50 PM IST

WTO deal teeters, some blame Indian electioneering

India may hold the key to the credibility of the World Trade Organization and to a trillion-dollar trade deal that apparently was derailed this week, diplomats in Geneva said on Tuesday.

Nov 27, 2013, 00:14 AM IST