May 06, 2021 06:43 PM IST
- Feb 09, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is widely expected to be chosen to fill a months-long leadership void at the global trade watchdog after Washington reversed its opposition last week.
- Feb 06, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The 66-year-old is looking to make more history as she bids to become the first African and woman to head the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Dec 14, 2020 08:41 PM IST
World leaders committed in 2015 to a series of UN targets and one of them mandates the Geneva-based trade watchdog to strike a deal on ending government subsidies worth billions of dollars that contribute to over-fishing by 2020.
- Oct 19, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Backing India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ending a pandemic starts with collaboration.
- Oct 05, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The official said the delegate described the US failure to provide concrete evidence of the reasons for its measures a "clear abuse" of rules.
- Sep 18, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The WTO’s General Council, made up of ambassadors from the 164-member Geneva organization, ruled out Jesus Seade Kuri of Mexico, Tudor Ulianovschi of Moldova and Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt.
- Sep 15, 2020 09:41 PM IST
The panel found that the duties were inconsistent with trading rules because they applied only to China and were above the maximum rates to which the United States had committed.
- Jun 23, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The Geneva-based body forecast in April that global trade in goods would fall by between 13 percent and 32 percent in 2020, numbers that the WTO chief described as "ugly", before rebounding by 21-24 percent in 2021.
- Jun 09, 2020 07:48 PM IST
'Certainly I am exploring the option of being a candidate for the director-general of the WTO. I think that there is an important amount of work to be done to reform the organization, to make it more effective and efficient, but also to deal with many of the trade issues that are bedeviling the international community now arising from COVID-19,' he said.
- Jun 08, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The Geneva-based body normally takes nine months to choose a new chief but now wants to do so in three. It prefers to pick a chief by consensus, moving to a vote only as a last resort.
- May 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
The United States told the World Trade Organization on Wednesday there was "no valid basis" for the European Union to retaliate against US goods
- Apr 28, 2020 10:30 PM IST
The share of exports by the world's top-10 exporters of medical products to their RTA partners ranges from between 27 percent for China to almost 75 percent for Italy, the WTO has said in the report.
- Apr 08, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The Geneva-based WTO said that for 2021 it was forecasting a rebound in global goods trade of between 21 percent and 24 percent, depending largely on the duration of the coronavirus outbreak and the effectiveness of policy responses.
- Mar 26, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Azevedo said global solutions are needed to address the global challenge brought about by the pandemic.
- Jan 24, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Goyal also held discussions with Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A Schwarzman, South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel and ABB Chairman and CEO Peter Voser, according to a series of tweets by Goyal.
- Dec 10, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The moratorium on digital trade worth an estimated $225 billion a year has been in place since 1998, but was due to expire in December and required unanimity at the WTO for renewal.
- Dec 09, 2019 09:50 PM IST
The Trump administration has been blocking appointments to the WTO's seven-member Appellate Body that rules on trade disputes for over two years, with US officials saying the court had gone beyond its remit.
- Oct 31, 2019 09:28 PM IST
The panel largely agreed with US claims challenging export subsidies granted in the form of exemptions from customs duties and a national tax, while rejecting some US arguments.
- Jun 27, 2019 08:16 PM IST
India brought the legal dispute to the WTO in 2016 in a tit-for-tat move after a successful US challenge to India's own solar power policies, which the United States said had slashed US solar exports to India by more than 90 percent.
- Jun 14, 2019 07:28 PM IST
The panel of three adjudicators said the United States asked for the suspension on June 3 and China agreed the next day.
- Nov 19, 2018 02:09 PM IST
Prabhu said that based on his discussions with other member countries, an agenda was being prepared which will be forward-looking, agreeable to all nations and include substantive issues.
- Jul 03, 2018 10:33 AM IST
The president was addressing reporters during a joint media appearance with Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte yesterday.
- Jun 28, 2018 02:19 PM IST
China, which joined the WTO in 2001, is expected to issue a new "negative list" this week that sets out which of its industries are open to foreign investors, which sectors are open with conditions, and which are closed
- Apr 12, 2018 04:10 PM IST
The WTO forecast 4.4 percent growth in trade volume this year and a more moderate four percent expansion in 2019.