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  • Has the WTO ministerial conference met India’s long-term concerns? Jun 21, 2022 04:55 PM IST

    Has the WTO ministerial conference met India’s long-term concerns?

    India should be disappointed as a permanent solution on public stockholding of food grains was not discussed at the 12th Ministerial Conference 

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | WTO lives to fight another day Jun 20, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | WTO lives to fight another day

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: The lure of BSE, the Eastern Window, banks make merry but, fighting the Agnipath fire, and more    

  • India has been able to secure favourable outcome at WTO after many years: Goyal Jun 17, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    India has been able to secure favourable outcome at WTO after many years: Goyal

    Despite a robust worldwide campaign against Indian farmers and fishermen, India was able to get a favourable conclusion at the WTO after many years, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said here on Friday.

  • WTO Summit | Through leadership and dissent, India attains centre stage at MC 12 Jun 17, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    WTO Summit | Through leadership and dissent, India attains centre stage at MC 12

    India was a major component of the talks on almost all tricky issues during the four-day WTO ministerial conference, which had to be extended by two days to bridge differences among member-nations.

  • 12th WTO ministerial meet in Geneva: Members reach historic agreement Jun 17, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    12th WTO ministerial meet in Geneva: Members reach historic agreement

    The World Trade Organization ministers reach historic agreements on response to fishing subsidies, food insecurity and Covid-19 vaccines in a landmark bundle of agreements secured through hectic round-the-clock talks.

  • WTO approves vaccine-patent waiver for Covid vaccines Jun 17, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    WTO approves vaccine-patent waiver for Covid vaccines

    WTO ministers approved a package of agreements that included the vaccine patent waiver, which Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala previously said was necessary to end the “morally unacceptable” inequity of access to Covid-19 vaccines.

  • WTO strikes global trade deals on food security, fisheries subsidies deep into overtime Jun 17, 2022 11:39 AM IST

    WTO strikes global trade deals on food security, fisheries subsidies deep into overtime

    The deals were ground out over five days of bargaining at a conference of more than 100 trade ministers that was seen as a test of the ability of nations to strike multilateral trade deals amid the Russia-Ukraine war

  • Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal Jun 17, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal

    "India is 100% satisfied with the outcome of WTO's MC12 conference. India was successful in ensuring the livelihood of its farmers and fishermen," Goyal said.

  • WTO agrees on all issues including fisheries subsidies: Report Jun 17, 2022 09:09 AM IST

    WTO agrees on all issues including fisheries subsidies: Report

    After a gap of about nine years the WTO members reached a pact — fisheries subsidies agreement. The four-day talks which began on June 12 concluded early Friday.

  • Intense WTO talks underway, India hopeful of deals Jun 17, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Intense WTO talks underway, India hopeful of deals

    The countries are still arguing over small details holding up a decision on these crucial issues

  • WTO Summit | For the first time in 7 years, nations set to strike deals on global Covid vaccine waiver, fisheries subsidies Jun 17, 2022 06:47 AM IST

    WTO Summit | For the first time in 7 years, nations set to strike deals on global Covid vaccine waiver, fisheries subsidies

    The once-in-two-year mega meeting of trade ministers from all 164 WTO member nations which legislate on global trade has concluded in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • India trying to build consensus over vaccine patent waiver, resists agri talks as WTO summit enters last day: Officials Jun 16, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    India trying to build consensus over vaccine patent waiver, resists agri talks as WTO summit enters last day: Officials

    But as member nations struggle to compromise on almost all key issues, the 12th biennial summit of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been extended by a day to Thursday.

  • WTO Summit extended by a day as consensus eludes nations on all issues Jun 15, 2022 10:00 PM IST

    WTO Summit extended by a day as consensus eludes nations on all issues

    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on member nations to go the extra mile to find convergence on the various issues at stake at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and to be mindful that time is running out to conclude meaningful agreements.

  • WTO Summit | Piyush Goyal says trade body's reform should focus on helping developing and poor economies, bats for multilateralism Jun 15, 2022 08:08 PM IST

    WTO Summit | Piyush Goyal says trade body's reform should focus on helping developing and poor economies, bats for multilateralism

    Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has told the ongoing 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO that the long due reform of the global body should focus on preserving the special and differnetial treatment accorded to developing and least developed countries.

  • WTO ministerial conference extended by one day to facilitate outcomes Jun 15, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    WTO ministerial conference extended by one day to facilitate outcomes

    The WTO's four-day 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) has been extended by one day until Thursday to allow for more discussion of the main issues.

  • WTO makes final push for trade deals, with eyes on defiant India Jun 15, 2022 02:34 PM IST

    WTO makes final push for trade deals, with eyes on defiant India

    During its June 12-15 ministerial conference, its first major meeting in over four years, the 164-member body is seeking to agree on a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a reduction of fishing subsidies, pledges on food security and the launch of an internal reform.

  • India rejects text on fisheries subsidy negotiations at WTO meet Jun 15, 2022 09:36 AM IST

    India rejects text on fisheries subsidy negotiations at WTO meet

    For every fisher family, India gives barely USD 15 subsidy in a year. On the other hand, there are countries which give as high as USD 42,000, USD 65,000 and USD 75,000 to one fisherman's family. "That is the extent of disparity that is sought to be institutionalised, through the current fisheries text," commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said.

  • WTO meet likely to be extended for one day Jun 15, 2022 06:29 AM IST

    WTO meet likely to be extended for one day

    The Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has proposed to extend the ministerial conference by one day, they said. Member countries of the organisation have gathered here to finalise an agreement on disciplining subsidies to promote sustainable fishing, and a package in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

  • Exclusive| India won’t bend on new WTO global plan on food exports: sources Jun 14, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Exclusive| India won’t bend on new WTO global plan on food exports: sources

    India is one of the only three nations fighting the plan to put blanket restrictions on the right of nations to stop foodgrain exports to the World Food Programme at the ongoing 12th WTO ministerial conference

  • NGO files application for GI tag to be granted to Gaumukh Gangajal Jun 14, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    NGO files application for GI tag to be granted to Gaumukh Gangajal

    Famous Indian goods which carry the tag include Basmati rice, Darjeeling tea, Chanderi fabric, Mysore silk, Kullu shawls, Kangra tea, Thanjavur paintings, Allahabad surkha, Farrukhabad prints, Lucknow zardozi and Kashmir walnut wood carvings.

  • WTO should allow food exports from public stock to help countries in need: Piyush Goyal Jun 14, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    WTO should allow food exports from public stock to help countries in need: Piyush Goyal

    During an agri intervention in a WTO session, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said that the World Food Programme (WFP) over the last few years has demonstrated its inability to really ramp up supplies to the countries in distress.

  • WTO nears food pledges; India, Egypt, Sri Lanka hold out Jun 14, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    WTO nears food pledges; India, Egypt, Sri Lanka hold out

    The 164-member trade body is seeking to reach two agreements at a major meeting of trade ministers this week in Geneva on steps to alleviate a food crisis that threatens the least developed and most vulnerable countries.

  • Sridhar Vembu says the present WTO regime is destined to collapse. Here's why Jun 13, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    Sridhar Vembu says the present WTO regime is destined to collapse. Here's why

    "Economic resilience demands that we balance production and consumption more locally. That is the basis on which we are investing," Sridhar Vembu tweeted.

  • Unfortunately, WTO could not respond with alacrity to control COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal Jun 13, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Unfortunately, WTO could not respond with alacrity to control COVID-19 pandemic: Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal said that the member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have let down the people of the LDCs (least developed countries) and developing nations.

  • To rebuild trust, credibility, we must first address mandated issues: Piyush Goyal to WTO Jun 13, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    To rebuild trust, credibility, we must first address mandated issues: Piyush Goyal to WTO

    Meanwhile, a source said that there is a discussion in the WTO (World Trade Organisation) on issuing a declaration that says countries will not impose export restrictions on the procurements made by WFP (World Food Programme).

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