Climate change and trade rules

Trade liberalisation via the WTO rules has made solar energy more affordable. However, India’s push for promoting solar power projects provides a counterfactual.

published on : 2nd December 2022

Jerome Powell cannot imitate Paul Volcker. This time it is different

If it was unfortunate that the Covid-19 epidemic preceded inflation, it was equally, if not more, unfortunate that the invasion of Ukraine by Russia followed it.

published on : 11th October 2022

WTO predicts slow trade growth next year amid economic crisis, Covid-19 pandemic

WTO said that the number of goods shipped between countries is expected to rise 3.5% this year, up from the anticipated 3% increase in its first forecast for the year in April.

published on : 5th October 2022

India defends its decision to ban rice, wheat exports at WTO

India clarified that the ban on the export of broken rice, which is used in poultry feed, follows a rise in the grain's exports in recent months which put pressure on the domestic market.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Commerce department being restructured to make it future ready: Goyal

The Ministry, he said, will induct experts from the private sector as well with a view to enhancing India's negotiating power at global forums and bilateral trade agreements.

published on : 24th August 2022

Australian singer-turned-actress Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

The singer revealed in September 2018 that she was getting treated for cancer at the base of her spine.

published on : 9th August 2022

Allow India to export grains to needy nations: Finance Minister to WTO 

According to the WTO norms, export from the public stockholding is not allowed as these are procured at subsidised rates.

published on : 16th July 2022

US lawmakers urge Biden to hold India's' trade-distorting practices' accountable in WTO 

"India's practices are dangerously trade-distorting on a global scale and impact US farmers and ranchers," the letter read. The lead in the letter was taken by Congressmen Tracey Mann, Rick Crawford.

published on : 2nd July 2022

TRIPS vaccine waiver late, little and pointless

There was no global cooperation when the world was grappling with the pandemic. But drug companies and developed countries will continue to promote patents.

published on : 1st July 2022

WTO needs to move from just an organisation to robust institution: CUTS International

Discussions focused on whether the 12th ministerial conference, concluded on June 17, could provide momentum to revive the institution's negotiating, monitoring and dispute settlement functions.

published on : 27th June 2022

Plenty for India to think about after WTO meet

While our country had significant stakes in the trade body's ministerial conference, have the outcomes met India's expectations?

published on : 25th June 2022

India fully protected interests of farmers, fishermen, small businesses: Piyush Goyal at WTO 

At the WTO ministerial conference, the Commerce and Industry Minister said that "We have ensured the Minimum Support Price stays and our farmer's interests have been protected." 

published on : 20th June 2022

WTO agrees to lift Covid vaccine patents, but is it 'too late' as India believes?

Friday's compromise fell short of their earlier requests that the waiver apply to all countries -- and also cover Covid tests and treatments.

published on : 17th June 2022

After 9 years, WTO agrees on all issues including fisheries subsidies

It was in 2013 at the Bali ministerial conference of the WTO, that the member countries inked the trade facilitation agreement to promote seamless movement of goods across the global borders.

published on : 17th June 2022

Blocking subsidy to India's fishermen to affect millions of fishers, their families 

Developed members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are pushing to eliminate subsidies under the proposed fisheries subsidies agreement, which is under negotiation here.

published on : 13th June 2022

Ministers gather for high-stakes WTO meet

Top of the agenda as the four-day meeting kicks off is the toll Russia's war in Ukraine -- traditionally a breadbasket that feeds hundreds of millions of people -- is having on food security.

published on : 12th June 2022

WTO meet: India to pitch for permanent solution for food security; protect interest of farmers, fishermen 

The meeting is taking place after a gap of four years and in the backdrop of the Ukraine-Russia war and uncertain global economic situation.

published on : 11th June 2022

India to seek import duty on online trade of digital goods

The government on Tuesday said it will demand for removal of the moratorium on customs duty on transfer of digital goods like music and video downloads, video games, software, etc.

published on : 1st June 2022

Indian officer Anwar Hussain Shaik is new chair of WTO's committee on technical barriers on trade

He will take this role from Elisa Maria Olmeda de Alejandro from Mexico.

published on : 25th May 2022

WTO's fisheries pact should provide space for equitable growth: Government sources

Members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are negotiating the agreement with the objective of curbing harmful subsidies to promote sustainable fishing.

published on : 25th May 2022
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