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  • Joe Biden urged to stop blocking of COVID-19 WTO waiver suggested by India and South Africa Mar 02, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Joe Biden urged to stop blocking of COVID-19 WTO waiver suggested by India and South Africa

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) requires countries to provide lengthy monopoly protections for medicines, tests, and technologies used to produce them.

  • China raises 'deep concerns' at WTO meet over India’s FDI scrutiny: Report Jan 07, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    China raises 'deep concerns' at WTO meet over India’s FDI scrutiny: Report

    China’s statement came during WTO review of India’s trade policy after the United States and European Union (EU) flagged issues like increase in import duties

  • Quick clarity on RoDTEP a must to help exporters Dec 10, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    Quick clarity on RoDTEP a must to help exporters

    Industry should not be kept waiting as there is less than a month to go before the new export sop kicks in

  • India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches Nov 24, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    India seeks compensation for lost market as end of Brexit transition period approaches

    A number of countries expressed their concerns about the uncertainty over an EU-UK trade deal at the recent market access committee meeting at the WTO. The Brexit transition deadline is December 31.

  • Putting binding clause on countries to implement TFA commitments in pandemic time not right, India tells WTO Oct 29, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    Putting binding clause on countries to implement TFA commitments in pandemic time not right, India tells WTO

    Fifteen developing country members have already achieved 100 percent implementation of the TFA. Developed countries were required to ensure full implementation when the TFA entered into force.

  • Staff representation of India in WTO secretariat stagnant in past 25 years Oct 25, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Staff representation of India in WTO secretariat stagnant in past 25 years

    It has stated that smaller countries, with less population, have more staff in the secretariat than India, which is the world''s second most populous country, and its professionals have made a mark across the world with their skills and talent.

  • Exclusive | India bats for e-commerce at WTO meeting, says framing rules would disadvantage developing nations Oct 23, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Exclusive | India bats for e-commerce at WTO meeting, says framing rules would disadvantage developing nations

    India has also conveyed the Work Programme on E-commerce (1998) needs to be reviewed regularly and it should be a standing committee agenda item at the meetings.

  • India opposes WTO’s binding commitments for faster trade clearances: Report Oct 23, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    India opposes WTO’s binding commitments for faster trade clearances: Report

    This comes after Brazil, Columbia, Japan and the United States argued for speed because “trade is a critical channel for getting essential products to those in need"

  • 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.

  • Exclusive | At a recent WTO meet, member countries pulled each other up over rising protectionism in domestic trade Oct 09, 2020 01:58 PM IST

    Exclusive | At a recent WTO meet, member countries pulled each other up over rising protectionism in domestic trade

    The US was also pulled up by India, along with countries like EU, New Zealand and others, who questioned the US on subsidies that it provides to its farmers. These countries pointed out that the total quantum of support provided by US breaches the WTO ceiling for US on agricultural products

  • Verdict on US-China tussle bares inadequacy of WTO Sep 17, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    Verdict on US-China tussle bares inadequacy of WTO

    The multilateral body should be rejuvenated at a time when protectionist stance of pandemic-hit nations threatens to reset global trade rules

  • WTO goods trade indicator hits record low Aug 19, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    WTO goods trade indicator hits record low

    "Additional indicators point to partial upticks in world trade and output in the third quarter, but the strength of any such recovery remains highly uncertain: an L-shaped, rather than V-shaped, trajectory cannot be ruled out," the WTO said on its website.

  • India to back candidates open to concerns of poorer nations as WTO chief Aug 17, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    India to back candidates open to concerns of poorer nations as WTO chief

    The serving WTO chief Roberto Azevedo announced he would demit office on August 31. Eight candidates from a number of nations are vying for the position of director general

  • WTO accepts Taiwan, Japan’s request, sets up two new dispute panels in ICT case against India Jul 30, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    WTO accepts Taiwan, Japan’s request, sets up two new dispute panels in ICT case against India

    This the third such panel after the organisation accepted request from the European Union on the same issue

  • China, India got lot richer but refused to take on any more responsibilities: Top US Senator Jul 30, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    China, India got lot richer but refused to take on any more responsibilities: Top US Senator

    Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, made the comments during a Congressional hearing on WTO on Wednesday.

  • India can be among top-5 agriculture goods exporters with effective policies: WTC Report Jul 29, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    India can be among top-5 agriculture goods exporters with effective policies: WTC Report

    The report comes at a time when the government has announced some reforms in the farm sector by allowing farmers to sell produce outside the regulated APMC markets, and relaxing the Essential Commodities Act, among others, which can help boost exports.

  • India to face two WTO dispute panels against import duties on Japan, Taiwan: Report Jul 20, 2020 11:46 AM IST

    India to face two WTO dispute panels against import duties on Japan, Taiwan: Report

    This is the second instance India is facing a dispute on the issue after the European Union made a similar request to the WTO in June 2020

  • G20 nations imposed 59 import-restrictive measures in 6 months: WTO Jun 29, 2020 11:15 PM IST

    G20 nations imposed 59 import-restrictive measures in 6 months: WTO

    Tariff increases, import bans, stricter customs procedures, export duties and other such measures introduced during the review period affected 2.8 per cent of G20 trade, it said.

  • In-Depth | Growing chorus against Chinese products and India’s reluctance to restrict imports Jun 26, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    In-Depth | Growing chorus against Chinese products and India’s reluctance to restrict imports

    Why the ongoing India-China border dispute should remain at the border and not lead to a trade war. Here is all you need to know:

  • India calls upon G20 nations to ensure access to essential treatments, vaccines at affordable prices May 15, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    India calls upon G20 nations to ensure access to essential treatments, vaccines at affordable prices

    In his interventions during the second G20 virtual trade and investment ministers meeting, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal asked the G20 members to first focus on immediate and concrete actions that can ease the distress being faced by people all over the world due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to step down May 14, 2020 07:57 AM IST

    WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to step down

    It's possible that one of Azevedo's four deputy directors general could serve as interim caretaker until his term ends next year, the report said.

  • WTO panel report on India sugar subsidy case may not come before Q2, 2021 Apr 29, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    WTO panel report on India sugar subsidy case may not come before Q2, 2021

    In 2019, Brazil, Australia and Guatemala dragged India into the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism alleging that New Delhi's sugar subsidies to farmers are inconsistent with global trade rules. Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sugar in the world.

  • Incentives can be given to exporters, but they have to be justified, WTO compliant: Piyush Goyal Apr 29, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Incentives can be given to exporters, but they have to be justified, WTO compliant: Piyush Goyal

    In the post-COVID era, he said, there is going to be perceptible change in the global supply-chains, and Indian industrialists and exporters should be looking to capture significant share in the world trade.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | IMF, WTO warn against export controls on medical supplies, food Apr 24, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | IMF, WTO warn against export controls on medical supplies, food

    "We are concerned by supply disruptions from the growing use of export restrictions and other actions that limit trade of key medical supplies and food," the institutions said in a joint statement.

  • Trying to keep out Chinese investors can turn out to be counterproductive Apr 22, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Trying to keep out Chinese investors can turn out to be counterproductive

    A downside of the latest step-back from allowing freer cross border trade and investment as the economy grows bigger and more complex is funding of Indian startups

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