Arun Jaitley asks MPs to take govt message to public

The BJP on Tuesday told its MPs to communicate to the public the stand its government has taken to protect the interests of farmers at the WTO and assure them that it would not compromise with their interests at any cost.

US sees world trade deal at risk over customs disaccord

The World Trade Organisation is facing a "crisis" because of disagreement -- most notably with India -- over improved customs procedures, the United States said Friday.

India threatens to derail WTO deal, prompts angry US rebuke

India threatened on Friday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a U.S. warning that its demands could kill global trade reform efforts.

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi`s veto could be costly, economically and politically.

EU files WTO complaint over Russian pork embargo

The European Union has filed a formal complaint against Russia at the WTO over Moscow`s embargo on pork from the bloc, trade sources said Friday.

India threatens WTO action over EU mango ban

India on Friday threatened to drag the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its ban on mango imports.

US challenges India`s solar export restrictions, alleges it`s discriminatory

The US on Monday challenged the domestic content requirement of India`s solar mission, which it alleged is discriminatory and against international norms, including WTO laws.

Cabinet approves India`s stand at WTO

Cabinet approved the stand taken by India at the ninth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) held in Bali in Indonesia Dec 3-7.

India should not give in to WTO pressure on food subsidy: CPM

Expressing concern over WTO`s permissible food subsidy limit norms, CPI(M) said India should not give in to the "unjust pressure" of the world body and western powers.

Suspicious vehicle found outside WTO in Geneva

The main building of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was partially evacuated on Tuesday after a "suspicious vehicle" was found parked outside the building, Xinhua reported.

Everything`s OK in US-Russia relations: Medvedev

Medvedev has dismissed allegations that the US-Russia relations have deteriorated as of late over a range of issues.

India, Pak to vie for job at WTO`s highest court

India and Pakistan are going to
battle it hard for a vacancy for judge at the WTO’s highest
court for trade disputes- the Appellate Body-- after New Delhi
nominated former trade envoy Ujal Singh Bhatia as its

EU agrees to back Russia`s WTO entry

PM Putin said Russia hopes to join 153-member WTO in 2011,completing a process that began in 1993.

China concerned over parts of WTO ruling in dumping dispute

China said it was concerned about parts of a ruling made by the WTO in an anti-dumping dispute between Washington and

US looking into criticism that border law violates WTO rules

The US is examining comments
including from India that a new law, which aims to raise funds
for border security through a hike in select workers` visa
fees, was not WTO compliant.

India may drag US to WTO for hiking professional visa fee

India may drag US to the World
Trade Organisation for its new "protectionist" move in hiking
professional visa fees, a step that will make Indian IT
companies less competitive in the American market.

China`s Web "firewall" should be WTO issue: EU`s Kroes

China`s Internet "firewall" is a trade barrier and needs to be tackled within the framework of the World Trade Organization, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission, told reporters in Shanghai on Monday.

India to join WTO panel on Govt purchases

India will join a WTO panel as an `observer` that would give the country an insight into how governments of developed countries place multi-billion procurement orders with the industry.

WTO rules against China on limiting imports

The United States has won a case against China at the World Trade Organisation which has ruled that it is illegally restricting imports of movies, music and books into the country.

India peeved with US for not naming trade negotiating team

India on Tuesday slammed the Obama
administration for not appointing its negotiators at the WTO,
thus delaying conclusion of the already stretched global trade
talks initiated in Doha in 2001.

Early conclusion of WTO talks in India`s interest: Sharma

India Tuesday reiterated that an early conclusion of the Doha round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks was in the country`s "best interest".

WTO chief says hopes of Doha deal are uncertain

The World Trade Organisation chief
urged members on Monday to resist protectionist pressure in the
wake of the economic crisis, but said hopes of an early deal
to free up international commerce are uncertain.

Doha Round: India for speedy resolution of differences

India on Wednesday asked for speedy resolution of major differences among the emerging and developed nations to meet the 2010 deadline to conclude the Doha Round talks and further opening up of global trade.

Trade ministers wrap up inconclusive talks on Doha

Trade ministers were wrapping up three days of WTO talks on Wednesday with little headway seen on ending an eight-year stalemate on framing a trade liberalisation accord ahead of a 2010 deadline.

Trade round hangs in balance as ministers wind up WTO talks

The troubled global trade round is hanging in the balance as ministers and officials of the 153-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) gather in Geneva Wednesday for the final day of talks aimed at reviewing the WTO`s work.

Key WTO ministerial begins in Geneva today

The Doha trade talks are likely to dominate the three-day WTO conference of 153 trade ministers beginning here Monday, though hardcore negotiations are not part of the official agenda.

Steep export decline arrested; outlook positive

India`s exports, which saw the steepest fall of 39.2 percent in May at the height of the global financial crisis, stands arrested at 6.6 percent in October.

India to press for reforms in WTO functioning

In the run-up to the seventh WTO Ministerial Meeting in Geneva beginning November 30, India has
proposed urgent reforms in the functioning of the multilateral
trade body.

India says Doha deal does not need to be perfect

India on Friday warned negotiators against holding out for the best possible outcome on individual issues in Doha, saying it blocked progress at a time when patience with the world trade talks was wearing thin.

India asks WTO members to be ready for second best option

Keen to conclude the Doha trade
talks by 2010, India on Friday asked the WTO members to settle for
the "second best" deal, if the best is not possible.