WTO trade pact ratification on govt's table: Govt

TFA seeks to simplify Customs procedures and rules, increase transparency and reduce transaction costs for traders.

India, US to discuss trade issues Wednesday

Issues related to WTO, solar energy and visas are expected to figure at a meeting between senior trade officials of India and the US in the national capital on Wednesday.

Commerce Minister working on internal processes to ratify WTO's TFA

The government is working on internal processes to ratify WTO's trade facilitation agreement (TFA), which looks to ease Customs procedures to boost trade, a senior commerce ministry official on Friday said.

WTO strikes 'landmark' $1.3 trillion deal to cut tariffs on IT products

Major exporters of information technology on Friday agreed to cut global tariffs on more than 200 products, in the first such deal struck by the World Trade Organization in nearly two decades.

India should protect its own interest on ITA: NASSCOM

Nasscom Friday said there was a need to protect the country's interests in services and technology even as WTO members ratified the need to change the 18-year old Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

Efforts on at WTO for positive outcome on food security issue

Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed Friday.

WTO members try to seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal

World Trade Organization (WTO) members met in Geneva on Friday trying to finalise a deal to cut tariffs on $1 trillion of information technology products from video games to medical equipment.

WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal

World Trade Organization (WTO) members finalized a deal on Friday to cut tariffs on $1 trillion worth of information technology products in a boost for producers of goods ranging from video games to medical equipment.

104 new trade-restrictive steps in Oct-May, WTO raises concern

The WTO members imposed 104 new trade-restrictive measures during seven months to May, which the world trade body said was cause of "concern".

India working with WTO for permanent solution on food security

India is working with the WTO members to ensure an early permanent solution on the food security issue, parliament was informed Wednesday.

WTO negotiators agree tariff cuts on more IT products

World trade negotiators seeking to eliminate tariffs on information technology (IT) products agreed over the weekend to expand the list of items covered.

World trade registers modest growth in Jan-Mar of 2015: WTO

World trade grew by a modest 0.7 percent during January-March quarter of this year, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said.

Slight deceleration in trade restrictive steps in G-20: WTO

The G-20 economies witnessed a "slight deceleration" in application of new trade-restrictive measures, with average number of such steps imposed per month falling to the lowest since 2013, a WTO report said Monday.

'Bangladesh to follow WTO rules in fixing transit fees for India'

Bangladesh and India will fix the transit fees as per WTO rules in exchange for facilitating connectivity for India's land-locked northeastern states, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said.

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

The US posed a salvo of questions to India on its domestic support programmes, including its cotton policies, minimum support price, public stockholding for food security purposes and landholding pooling by Indian farmers, in a meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here.

India loses poultry case against US at WTO

India has lost a case at the WTO, with an appellate body at the global trade organisation Thursday ruling that Indian ban on American poultry product imports was "inconsistent" with the international norms.

Investment routed from Mauritius to India for tax benefits: WTO

Tax treaty benefits are prompting investors to route their investments from Mauritius into India, WTO has said.

India's import framework remains complex: WTO

India is streamlining its Customs procedures and implementing trade facilitation, but the country's import structure still remains complex, WTO has said.

India's patent laws fully WTO compliant: Sitharaman

India has a robust legal framework and it has always been on the side of the law with regard to intellectual property right (IPR) matters and fully compliant with WTO on the issue, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization's efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.

Trade ministers to meet next month in Paris on WTO

"EU is expected to talk about resumption of the Broad- based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA). India may invite them for the talks," the official added.

India concerned over pace of deciding agenda for next WTO meet

India on Tuesday expressed concern over slow progress in finalising the agenda for the Nairobi ministerial meeting of WTO members in December to resolve pending issues of Doha round.

'US move to put India on Priority Watch List unilateral'

India on Friday termed the US move to retain it on the 'Priority Watch List' on intellectual property rights (IPRs) concerns as a "unilateral measure" and it is inconsistent with the established norms of the WTO.

WTO verdict on India's solar dispute with US soon

"This will be the final meeting of the panel. After that, its ruling will come," an official said adding "we have kept our fingers crossed on the ruling".

India may take WTO action against EU over drug clinical trials: GVK

The privately-held company, part of India`s infrastructure builder GVK Group, conducts clinical research for domestic and foreign drugmakers.

WTO rules against US in tuna label feud with Mexico, again

US requirements on "dolphin safe" tuna labelling still discriminate against Mexican-caught tuna, according to a World Trade Organization ruling published Tuesday.

WTO cuts 2015 global trade growth outlook to 3.3% from 4%

The trade body also said preliminary estimates showed trade had expanded just 2.8 percent last year, missing September`s forecast of 3.1 percent.

India to soon finalise Doha round work programme

India will soon finalise its work programme which will be discussed as part of the long-pending agenda of Doha round of talks at the next WTO meet in Nairobi in December, a Commerce Ministry official said on Thursday.

FTP proposes new institutions to boost global trade

The new Foreign Trade Policy unveiled today proposed setting up of a host of institutions, including Trade Council and National Committee on Trade Facilitation, to improve India's share in global trade and implement of WTO obligations.

Seychelles signs up for WTO entry

The Seychelles on Wednesday sealed its entry to the World Trade Organization, the Geneva-based body whose 160 members set the rules of global commerce.