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WTO convenes key meeting of trade ministers on July 15 on fisheries subsidies

WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies were launched in 2001 at Doha, with a mandate to clarify and improve existing WTO disciplines on fisheries subsidies.

WTO members should start text-based talks on patent waiver proposal: India

A proposal was submitted by 62 co-sponsors -- including India, South Africa, and Indonesia -- seeking patent waivers to manufacture COVID-19-related medical products.

Defying the Covid-19 pandemic: Buoyant exports of ‘core’ products signal trade edge

India’s exports of 'core' products, or goods excluding petroleum and gems & jewellery, have accelerated at a quicker pace than that of overall merchandise exports month after month since May 2019, belying even Covid-induced

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Japan may seek WTO help to resolve India steel tariff dispute

Japan said it may ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to help resolve a dispute related to India's "safeguard" tariffs on the import of hot-rolled steel.

Access to medicines: India’s strides since independence

Leena Menghaney, Regional Head, MSF Access Campaign, South Asia, in this article, explores milestones in policies that have had an impact on the production, supply and availability of affordable medicines from 1947 to the pre

Access to medicines: India’s strides since independence

Leena Menghaney, Regional Head, MSF Access Campaign, South Asia, in this article, explores milestones in policies that have had an impact on the production, supply and availability of affordable medicines from 1947 to the pre

Cabinet to decide soon on WTO pact

The commerce ministry is finalising a draft note on the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization and will soon approach the Cabinet for an approval, a senior government official said.

Nirmala Sitharama allays fears over WTO talks

‘The Nairobi ministerial declaration acknowledges that members have different views on how to address the future of the Doha Round negotiations but noted the strong commitment of all members to advance negotiations on the r

WTO ministerial outcome: Analysts slam govt

India got "nothing" at the recently-concluded ministerial of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi and all contentious issues, including re-affirmation of the 2001 Doha Development Agenda...

WTO commits to end farm export subsidies: Azevêdo

Azevêdo acknowledged 'persistent and fundamental divisions on our negotiating agenda' and said members of the multilateral body 'have to face up to this problem.'

India disappointed over non-reaffirmation of Doha round at Nairobi WTO ministerial

India on Saturday expressed “disappointment” over the lack of a unanimity in re-affirming to conclude the 2001 Doha Development Agenda at the Nairobi ministerial of the World Trade Organisation...

WTO members in agreement on $1.3-trillion IT trade deal

As many as 53 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have agreed in Nairobi to a seven-year time frame to scrap all tariffs on 201 IT products that account for an annual trade of $1.3 trillion...

Column: India must protect its agricultural support

It needs to get ERPs updated and purchases from poor farmers excluded from product-specific subsidy maths.

WTO: India to seek permanent solution to food security issue

The three-day ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi, starting on Tuesday, could see some stormy sessions, with India toughening its stance on finding a permanent solution...

The 10th WTO Ministerial Conference: Multilateralism in retreat

Securing a political mandate for making fresh efforts to conclude the Doha Round of negotiations must be the main objective of India and other developing countries during the Nairobi conference

Trade liberalisation: Commerce min prefers multilateral pacts

Many of the extant free trade agreements have been skewed in favour of the partner countries

WTO rules against India in solar dispute with US: Report

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power program

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49 WTO members agree on ‘landmark’ trade deal on slashing tech tariffs

Major trade powers have reached a deal to cut tariffs on around 200 technology products, a decision that could pave the way for lower prices for consumers.

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Column: Indo-US trade ties – Obama needs to walk the talk

Despite the Modi-Obama bonhomie, there are areas like solar technology and ITeS where India and the US differ

India textile export subsidy under WTO scanner; end sops soon, says US

At a time when the textiles sector is reeling under liquidity crunch and poor demand, export subsidies for textiles and garments...

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After WTO patch-up, India & US to deepen ties

In signs that India and the US are becoming more amenable to each other’s concerns on the trade...

End to Bali impasse in sight at G-20

Centre hopeful WTO members will accept solution to tangle over food security

PMO meets commerce ministry, plans a WTO ‘peace clause’ proposal

The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday held a meeting with the commerce ministry on World Trade Organisation...

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