World Trade Organisation

India seeks emergency meeting of WTO's General Council this month to discuss COVID package

The General Council is WTO's highest decision-making body in Geneva. It meets regularly to carry out the functions of WTO.

published on : 3rd January 2022

With PLI schemes & global demand recovery, India exports likely to fly high in New Year

Exporters believe that the outbound shipments would cross USD 400 billion mark in this fiscal going by the current momentum and may reach USD 475 billion in 2022-23.

published on : 19th December 2021

Linking of WTO reforms by developed countries with S&DT unfair: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said that discussions can happen on the issue about which country should be considered developing and which should be developed and 'I think the world should be open to discuss that'.

published on : 18th November 2021

Revised draft on WTO's fisheries subsidies still 'unbalanced': Sources

India has time and again emphasised that it is keen to finalise an agreement on fisheries subsidies in the WTO as irrational benefits and overfishing by many countries are hurting domestic fishermen.

published on : 8th November 2021

Expectations from WTO’s 12th ministerial meet

Thus, trade has become a driver for many economies including India, compensating for the continued sluggishness in domestic demand.

published on : 7th November 2021

Pakistan instigator of trouble in India’s neighbourhood: Indian Foreign Secretary 

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Quad nations agreed that more careful examination of Pakistan's role in Afghanistan is needed.

published on : 26th September 2021

Decision on TRIPS waiver proposal absolutely crucial in these trying times: India

TRIPS is a multilateral agreement on intellectual property (IP) rights such as copyright, industrial designs, patents and protection of undisclosed information or trade secrets.

published on : 4th August 2021

Think tank paper recommends India set up new trade negotiating body

Setting up of a designated trade wing, would give the ministry of commerce the capacity to work actively toward new versions of deep trade agreements with tough negotiators, the paper said.

published on : 16th July 2021

Will look at text for India's WTO move on vaccines IP waiver: UK vaccines minister

Nadhim Zahawi issued a word of warning over any patent waiver moves to ensure they do not impact the confidence in the jabs being administered.

published on : 1st July 2021

WTO to intensify talks over protections of COVID-19 vaccines

New, informal talks will start next week among members of the panel, with an eye toward pulling together a report for a meeting of WTO ambassadors on July 21-22.

published on : 9th June 2021

Australia says WTO should punish Chinese economic coercion

The Australian government announced in December it would ask the WTO to intervene in its dispute with China over barley and expects other nations to become involved in the case.

published on : 9th June 2021

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.

published on : 1st June 2021

WTO mulling intellectual property waivers for COVID-19 vaccines

Authors of the proposal, which has faced resistance from many countries with influential pharmaceutical and biotech industries, have been revising it in hopes of making it more palatable.

published on : 5th May 2021

India seconds US call for reforms in WTO

Perhaps agreeing with the US, the Indian government on Thursday indicated that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) indeed has to ‘shape up.’

published on : 7th September 2018