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World Trade Organisation (WTO) News
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India seeks emergency meeting of WTO's General Council this month to discuss COVID package
Mon, Jan 03, 2022
India has sought an emergency meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) this month in Geneva to deliberate upon the world trade body's proposed response package, including patent waiver proposal, to deal with the pandemic amid rising coronavirus infections globally, an official said.
India's import duties not high; within global trade norms of WTO: Government
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Rejecting US claims of imposing "tremendously high" tariffs, India Tuesday said its import duties are not high and are within the norms of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Safeguard duty on steel: India appeals against WTO's panel ruling
Wed, Dec 26, 2018
India has challenged the WTO dispute panel's ruling that the country's move to impose safeguard duty on some iron and steel products was inconsistent with certain global trade norms, an official said.
Now Donald Trump demands more fairness from WTO
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Donald Trump said at White House that the era of economic surrender for the United States is over. He also demanded fairness from World Trade Organization.
European Union to decide on tax haven blacklist, assess U.S. tax reform
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
European Union finance ministers plan to adopt a blacklist of tax havens and assess the impact of the United States` planned tax overhaul in a meeting on Tuesday in Brussels.
Leaving EU without deal would damage UK non-financial services
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Airlines have called on the government to speed up plans for aviation because the deadline for preparing post-Brexit flight schedules is fast approaching.
WTO meet: India calls for level playing field in agri-trade
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
India has called for creating a level playing field for developing countries in agri-trade to safeguard livelihood of millions of poor farmers. The issue, among others, was discussed during the mini-ministerial gathering of key Trade Ministers of WTO in Oslo on October 21-22.
India to review ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status to Pakistan; All you need to know
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
In its bid to isolate Pakistan, India is looking to revoke 'Most Favoured Nation' tag during a meeting on September 29. This meet will be presided over by the Prime Minister and officials from external affairs ministry as well as commerce ministry will attend the meeting.
India complains to WTO on inconsistent renewable energy subsidies from US
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
India has moved the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the subsidy given by eight US states in renewable energy under American domestic content requirements, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday.
G-20 pledge to roll back protectionist measures by 2018-end
Mon, Sep 05, 2016
G-20 leaders, including those from India, the US and China, today promised to roll back protectionist measures by 2018-end and ensure rule-based and transparent multilateral trading system with WTO for global growth.
Rise in exports after 18-month gap narrows trade deficit to $8 billion
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
This was mainly due to the rise in exports for the first time after a gap of 18 months.
Govt to extend incentives to boost India's exports, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
"So it is a time when the help will have to be extended whether in the form of interest subvention or in the form of any kind of incentives for exports. We have been looking at sectorally," Sitharaman told reporters.
India, US to hold two-day bilateral talks on hike in working visa fee
Tue, May 10, 2016
"The Government of India looks forward to the consultations with the US at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), scheduled for May 11-12," the Commerce Ministry said in a statement.
India formally signs WTO agreement to boost global economic integration
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
India`s Permanent Representative to the WTO, Anjali Prasad, formally presented the instrument of acceptance ratifying the agreement to WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo on Friday in Geneva.
Service sector to play key role in WTO's trade facilitation pact: Nirmala Sitharaman
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
"Along with manufacturing, equal emphasis will be given to the services sector. It is services which feeds into the manufacturing," said Sitharaman