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  • India can boost exports by $500 bn by joining TPP: report Sep 18, 2015 08:04 AM IST

    India can boost exports by $500 bn by joining TPP: report

    "India could increase its exports by USD 500 billion per year by joining the next stage of TPP trade agreement," said Peterson Institute for International Economy in a report 'India's Rise: A Strategy for Trade-Led Growth'.

  • WTO rules against India in solar dispute with US: Report Aug 27, 2015 08:13 AM IST

    WTO rules against India in solar dispute with US: Report

    India has said it expects peak power demand to double over the next five years from around 140,000 megawatts today. To help meet that demand, India wants 100,000 MW of new capacity from solar panels, with at least 8,000 MW from locally made cells.

  • WTO trade pact ratification on govt's table: Commerce Secy Aug 19, 2015 03:29 PM IST

    WTO trade pact ratification on govt's table: Commerce Secy

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

  • India, EU working to end trade huff over generic drugs Aug 17, 2015 12:36 PM IST

    India, EU working to end trade huff over generic drugs

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office wrote to the E.U. Trade Commissioner to intervene when the ban on around 700 pharmaceutical products was formalised in May, two government sources in New Delhi said.

  • India, US to discuss trade issues tomorrow Aug 11, 2015 08:38 PM IST

    India, US to discuss trade issues tomorrow

    US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig will meet Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia and also discuss ways to further enhance bilateral trade and investments. The meeting will also prepare ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, planned for next month.

  • WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal Jul 24, 2015 10:49 AM IST

    WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal

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

  • Economic growth can end banks' NPLs in next 3 yrs: Experts Jul 23, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Economic growth can end banks' NPLs in next 3 yrs: Experts

    Dr Charan Singh, Professor of economics, IIM Bangalore and Mr Sharad Sharma, Managing Director, State Bank of Mysore talk about resolving the worry for banks, augmenting NPAs.

  • India needs to curb red tape and lift FDI limits: Biden Jul 14, 2015 05:52 PM IST

    India needs to curb red tape and lift FDI limits: Biden

    India needs to cut red tape and lift limits on FDI to move forward, US Vice President Joe Biden said as he sought a high-standard bilateral investment treaty that would make the world's fastest growing economy a magnet for the American capital and technology.

  • India loses poultry case against US at WTO Jun 04, 2015 09:54 PM IST

    India loses poultry case against US at WTO

    India will have 12-18 months to implement this ruling, after which the US can begin exports of poultry products to India.

  • India's import framework remains complex: WTO Jun 03, 2015 12:40 PM IST

    India's import framework remains complex: WTO

    According to the sixth Trade Policy Review of India, prepared by WTO, the country has taken several initiatives to modernise its intellectual property regime (IPR) administration and continues its efforts to enforce IPRs.

  • WTO's ruling on steel dispute with US a big victory: India Dec 09, 2014 08:38 PM IST

    WTO's ruling on steel dispute with US a big victory: India

    The move will definitely help domestic manufacturers that had been suffering due to inconsistent practices by the US Department of Commerce, it added.

  • WTO issues mixed ruling in Indian challenge on steel duties Dec 09, 2014 12:56 PM IST

    WTO issues mixed ruling in Indian challenge on steel duties

    In one of the most complicated appeals decisions ever handled by the 19-year-old trade watchdog, the Appellate Body reversed much of a ruling by a three-person panel in July, which said the US duties had wrongly penalised India for subsidising steel exports from Tata Steel.

  • India US hold first trade dialogue in four years Nov 25, 2014 07:21 PM IST

    India US hold first trade dialogue in four years

    "Expectations are very high and it would be important to translate those expectations into concrete measures on the ground," he told a news briefing after the talks with Commerce Minister Nirmala Sithamaran.

  • Modi-Obama chat to let both nations flee past hypocrisies Nov 24, 2014 04:06 PM IST

    Modi-Obama chat to let both nations flee past hypocrisies

    Both Obama and Modi transcended their personal biases to look at the future rather than the past. Consider how much both leaders have learnt to forgive or forget in order to put their national interests above themselves.

  • The missing link in Asia's economic recovery Sep 02, 2014 08:42 AM IST

    The missing link in Asia's economic recovery

    "There has been a striking breakdown in the relationship between Asia`s exports and demand indicators in the US/European Union," said Taimur Baig, economist at Deustche Bank.

  • 100 day report card of commerce and industry ministry Aug 25, 2014 10:31 PM IST

    100 day report card of commerce and industry ministry

    100 day report card of commerce and industry ministry

  • WTO technology deal still stuck on some points: Trade chief Mar 11, 2014 08:34 AM IST

    WTO technology deal still stuck on some points: Trade chief

    WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said it was hard to tell whether talks could be wrapped up by the time of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in China in mid-May.

  • Anand Sharma meets global CEOs, pitches India growth story Jan 22, 2014 09:23 PM IST

    Anand Sharma meets global CEOs, pitches India growth story

    Apart from global spirits major Diageo's CEO Ivan Menezes, Sharma met executives from energy giant Shell, brewing major Heineken and private equity player Carlyle, among others.

  • Diplomats confirm WTO agrees to global trade deal Dec 07, 2013 02:59 PM IST

    Diplomats confirm WTO agrees to global trade deal

    The World Trade Organization agreed to its first ever worldwide trade reform on Saturday after Cuba dropped a threat to veto the package of measures, diplomats said.

  • Darjeeling tea was the first Indian product to get GI tag Aug 06, 2013 02:14 PM IST

    Darjeeling tea was the first Indian product to get GI tag

    After the enactment of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection Act, 1999) in 2003, Darjeeling tea became the first Indian product to receive a GI tag in 2004-05.

  • EasyJet plane order rekindles Airbus-Boeing subsidy row Jun 19, 2013 05:12 PM IST

    EasyJet plane order rekindles Airbus-Boeing subsidy row

    EasyJet announced the $10 billion order for 100 A320neo medium-haul jets, together with 35 current-generation A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, on Tuesday, day two of the Paris Airshow.

  • Obama to press China's Xi to act against cyber spying Jun 05, 2013 12:18 PM IST

    Obama to press China's Xi to act against cyber spying

    Underscoring growing US suspicions of a Chinese role in cyber espionage that has targeted US government entities and major corporations, aides to Obama made clear the issue would be high on the agenda at a relatively informal retreat to begin on Friday

  • US challenges India's solar program restrictions at WTO Feb 07, 2013 07:42 AM IST

    US challenges India's solar program restrictions at WTO

    The United States has filed a case at the World Trade Organization challenging India's domestic content requirements for its national solar programme as violation of global trade rules, US trade officials said on Wednesday.

  • Is WTO about to abandon dream of global free trade? Jan 14, 2013 08:04 AM IST

    Is WTO about to abandon dream of global free trade?

    As it seeks a new chief to lead it out of a negotiating death-spiral, the World Trade Organization looks doomed to be fatally undermined by new global carve-ups that will leave many of the world's poorest sidelined.

  • India tops WTO bid to permit subsidies for food stockpiling Nov 14, 2012 10:23 AM IST

    India tops WTO bid to permit subsidies for food stockpiling

    A coalition of 46 developing countries led by India has proposed changing World Trade Organization rules to lift the limit on subsidised food stockpiling to support poor farmers, according to trade diplomats and a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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