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  • Govt appoints private person Aashish Chandorkar as director at India's WTO mission Jun 17, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Govt appoints private person Aashish Chandorkar as director at India's WTO mission

    For the first time, a private person has been appointed at the Mission.

  • BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines Jun 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines

    Ways to deal with the coronavirus pandemic including sharing of technology to boost production of vaccines and improving supply chains for medical products figured prominently at a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) countries.

  • European Union wins OK for tariffs on $4 billion in US imports over Boeing subsidies Oct 13, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    European Union wins OK for tariffs on $4 billion in US imports over Boeing subsidies

    The state of Washington has since moved to repeal tax breaks that benefited Boeing, while Airbus has announced it will increase loan repayments for the A350 plane to France and Spain in bids to settle the matter.

  • DGTR reduces average time to 234 days for completing probe in 2019-20 Jun 18, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    DGTR reduces average time to 234 days for completing probe in 2019-20

    The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is the investigation arm of the ministry which deals with anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, and countervailing duty.

  • Need to bridge digital divide as tech has played key role during COVID-19 crisis: WTO report May 05, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Need to bridge digital divide as tech has played key role during COVID-19 crisis: WTO report

    The report has argued that the experiences and lessons emerging from the COVID-19 crisis could be a further incentive for global cooperation in the area of e-commerce, which could help to facilitate cross-border movement of goods and services, narrow the digital divide, and level the playing field for small businesses.

  • Commerce Ministry recommends continuation of anti-dumping duty on chemical from China May 05, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Commerce Ministry recommends continuation of anti-dumping duty on chemical from China

    In a notification, the ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has said there is a "positive" evidence of likelihood of dumping of Sodium Citrate and injury to the domestic industry if the existing anti-dumping duty is removed.

  • India takes US to WTO's safeguard committee for hiking duties on steel, aluminium derivatives Apr 07, 2020 11:04 PM IST

    India takes US to WTO's safeguard committee for hiking duties on steel, aluminium derivatives

    According to a communication of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India considers this measure of the US to be a safeguard measure within a provision of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, and the Agreement on Safeguards.

  • Saudi king to chair G20 video summit on coronavirus on March 26 Mar 25, 2020 10:15 PM IST

    Saudi king to chair G20 video summit on coronavirus on March 26

    Saudi Arabia, which currently holds the G20 presidency, last week called for the "virtual summit" following criticism that the powerful group of major economies had been slow to address the global crisis.

  • Coronavirus outbreak may dampen trade prospects further: WTO Feb 17, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak may dampen trade prospects further: WTO

    This does not augur well for India's exports, which have recorded negative growth from August till January.

  • Here's how a stalemate at WTO affects global trade Dec 12, 2019 09:05 PM IST

    Here's how a stalemate at WTO affects global trade

    The WTO's appellate panel, which is a seven-member body, was left with three members about three days ago, due to lack of fresh appointments.

  • World goods trade may remain below trend in Q4 2019: WTO Nov 18, 2019 07:02 PM IST

    World goods trade may remain below trend in Q4 2019: WTO

    The Goods Trade Barometer provides real time information on the trajectory of world merchandise trade volumes relative to recent trends.

  • India to appeal against WTO panel ruling on export incentives Oct 31, 2019 10:29 PM IST

    India to appeal against WTO panel ruling on export incentives

    'India will be appealing the decision of the panel regarding the four schemes to the Appellate Body of the WTO,' the official said.

  • India to keep sugar export subsidies even as rivals complain: Sources Jul 15, 2019 04:58 PM IST

    India to keep sugar export subsidies even as rivals complain: Sources

    The export subsidies are designed to increase shipments from the world's second-biggest sugar producer and reduce their brimming inventories.

  • India involved in 14 WTO disputes currently: Govt Jul 12, 2019 06:05 PM IST

    India involved in 14 WTO disputes currently: Govt

    The disputes include measures concerning importation of certain agricultural products with the US and certain measures on imports of iron and steel products with Japan.

  • Airbus CEO says all planemakers to suffer from 'lose-lose' trade war May 16, 2019 08:30 PM IST

    Airbus CEO says all planemakers to suffer from 'lose-lose' trade war

    The United States and the EU have each threatened to impose billions of dollars of tit-for-tat tariffs on planes, tractors and food in the nearly 15-year trans-Atlantic dispute at the World Trade Organization over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.

  • Global tensions to force trade slowdown in 2019: WTO Apr 02, 2019 05:14 PM IST

    Global tensions to force trade slowdown in 2019: WTO

    The WTO had in its preliminary estimates predicted a 3.7 per cent expansion of trade for this year, but has revised that down to 2.6 per cent, marking a decline on the three-percent growth recorded in 2018.

  • Brazil to challenge India's sugar subsidies in WTO consultation Feb 27, 2019 09:26 PM IST

    Brazil to challenge India's sugar subsidies in WTO consultation

    Brazil argues that Indian subsidies have caused significant impacts on the world sugar market.

  • India may come under WTO scrutiny after 13% MSP hike for paddy Jul 06, 2018 01:53 PM IST

    India may come under WTO scrutiny after 13% MSP hike for paddy

    The 13 percent hike in paddy's subsidy may bring back India's subsidy issue, but a commerce ministry official believes that India may still be in the safe zone.

  • India to join Norway in WTO case against US on steel, aluminium duties Jun 28, 2018 10:31 PM IST

    India to join Norway in WTO case against US on steel, aluminium duties

    In May, India has already dragged the US to the World Trade Organisations dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of these import duties.

  • India trying to resolve trade disputes with many nations: Suresh Prabhu Jun 22, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    India trying to resolve trade disputes with many nations: Suresh Prabhu

    We want to make sure that India remains a friend of all countries of the world whether it is South East Asia, whether it is the Far East including our good friend Japan, whether it is in the Middle East, whether it is Africa or Latin America, in each of these segments.

  • WTO chief warns against escalation of trade tensions Jun 13, 2018 09:59 PM IST

    WTO chief warns against escalation of trade tensions

    Roberto Azevedo said that Trans-Atlantic and other trade wars would have "a long-term impact on the global economy".

  • WTO ministerial: 50 nations to take up global trade issues Mar 18, 2018 03:40 PM IST

    WTO ministerial: 50 nations to take up global trade issues

    Representatives from 50 countries will be gathering in New Delhi on 19-20 March for an informal World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting.

  • India calls for changes in WTO to transform world economy Feb 25, 2018 06:08 PM IST

    India calls for changes in WTO to transform world economy

    Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said the WTO was created on certain solid principles including democracy and transparency and even the smallest country has a say in the 164-member organisation.

  • 'Clear' risk of trade war from protectionist policies: WTO Aug 03, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    'Clear' risk of trade war from protectionist policies: WTO

    The WTO's director-general did not implicate any countries by name behind such policies, even though he was asked about the effects US President Donald Trump's "America First" stance could have on the global trading system.

  • Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott Aug 01, 2017 07:30 AM IST

    Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

    By formally "requesting consultations" with the three countries, the first step in a trade dispute, Qatar triggered a 60 day deadline for them to settle the complaint or face litigation at the WTO and potential retaliatory trade sanctions.

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